The new GTH-1056 is Genie’s strongest telehandler yet

Genie telehandler

The GTH-1056 is Genie’s newest and strongest addition to its telehandler lineup.

The new machine went through extensive field testing to validate its performance, and was purposefully designed to lower total cost of ownership by 10 per cent, while delivering 20 per cent more lift capacity at maximum height in a machine with a 30 per cent stronger design.

The GTH-1056 builds on popular features found on the GTH-636 and GTH-846 models, including a side-mounted engine and stronger boom design, to deliver a reliable telescopic handler with a 4,536 kg capacity.

“Customers provided critical feedback after operating multiple units for hundreds of hours on real jobsites,” said Josh Taylor, Genie product manager. “Design enhancements focus on delivering reliable machine performance for increased productivity on even the most rugged and challenging of jobsites, while improving serviceability and lowering total cost of ownership.”

Alongside its performance enhancements, Genie’s GTH-1056 telehandler was also designed for durability.

“The GTH-1056 has undergone more testing than any other Genie telehandler previously brought to market,” Taylor said.

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With the ability to lift 2,268 kg at a maximum height of 17.25 metres and 1,361 kg at maximum reach of 12.8 metres, the GTH-1056 boasts a 30 per cent stronger boom and chassis. The boom, with a mid-pivot point, uses a single lift cylinder.

“This simpler configuration, combined with a wider, stiffer horsehead efficiently transfers loads in applications imposing high stress on the boom, such as pipe handling or suspended loads,” Taylor said.

“Created for long-term productivity, the reforged GTH-1056 is a telehandler operators and rental companies can count on to get the job done.”

Powertrain options

Owners can choose from three powertrain options to spec the GTH-1056 to the particular needs of their organization. In addition to the 120 hp Deutz engine with four-speed powershift transmission, Genie also offers a 74 hp Deutz Tier 4 Final engine with 3-speed powershift transmission or with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

For rental applications, the telehandler is available with a 74 hp, DEF-free engine as a low-maintenance solution. CVT delivers performance on par with the 120 hp engine, but with a lower purchase cost and better fuel efficiency. It delivers drawbar pull and drive speed performance that is similar to the 120 hp engine. To ensure the new GTH-1056 delivers on performance, while reducing the time and expense of maintenance, the lower horsepower engine does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

The 120 hp powershift, which delivers 10,482 kg of drawbar and 29 km per hour drive speed, is best for customers with dedicated operators working in applications where maximum power and speed is required daily.

Enduro A/T Tires

Further supporting rough-terrain operations, while lowering the total cost of ownership, Genie introduces its new standard, long-life Enduro A/T tires – a hybrid, all-terrain tread design.

The hybrid tread pattern on the tires combines the best characteristics of rock lug tires and conventional rough terrain tires. A wide centre bar delivers better wear on hard surfaces and self-cleaning outer lugs power through soft, muddy ground without becoming clogged. Enduro A/T tires also provide one-third longer wear before replacement is needed, reducing ownership costs.

The GTH-1056 delivers power to the wheels through limited slip differential on both the front and rear axles, which automatically shifts torque to wheels that are losing traction. In addition, these axles are free of hydraulics, reducing maintenance and repair costs.

The design of the GTH-1056 telehandler also improves rear visibility for operators, while service personnel will find boom maintenance is easier to accomplish thanks to improved hose routing, chain retention and slide-in wear pads.