Genie redesigns GTH-1056 telehandler
By Lindsey Anderson22 February 2021
Genie has redesigned its GTH-1056 telehandler, which the company says will lower total cost of ownership by 10 percent while delivering 20 percent more lift capacity at max height in a machine with a 30 percent stronger design.
The GTH-1056 is able to lift 5,000 lbs. (2,268 kg) at maximum height of 56 ft. 7 in. (17.25 m), and 3,000 lbs. (1,361 kg) at maximum reach of 42 ft. (12.8 m.) The boom with mid-pivot point uses a single lift cylinder.
“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.”
Three powertrain options
Owners can choose from three powertrain options to spec the GTH-1056 to their particular needs. In addition to the 120 HP Deutz engine with four-speed powershift transmission, Genie also offers a 74 HP Deutz Tier 4f engine with 3-speed powershift transmission or with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
For rental applications, the 74 HP, DEF-free engine option is 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 23,110 lb. of drawbar and 18 mph drive speed, is best for customers with dedicated operators working in applications where maximum power and speed is needed every day.
New Enduro A/T tires
Further supporting rough-terrain operations while lowering total cost of ownership, Genie introduces its new long-life Enduro A/T tires, a hybrid, all-terrain tread design exclusive to Genie. The hybrid tread pattern on the tires combines the best characteristics of rock lug tires and conventional rough terrain tires. A wide center 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 Enduro A/T tires come standard on the GTH-1056.
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 slipping. In addition, these axles are free of hydraulics, reducing maintenance and repair costs.