Posted January 27, 2023

Highest capacity telehandler in line

The Genie GTH-1256 telehandler delivers more reach, more capacity and more torque, and is built for durability and productivity.

Genie GTH-1256 telehandler
The new Genie GTH-1256 telescopic handler builds on the robust design of the Genie 6K, 8K and 10K telehandlers, expanding Genie’s telehandler family.

The new Genie GTH-1256 telescopic handler builds on the robust design of the Genie 6K, 8K and 10K telehandlers, expanding Genie’s telehandler family. The new 12,000-pound capacity telehandler is purposefully designed to improve durability, lower total cost of ownership and provide maximum productivity on the job site.

Focused on simplifying fleet ownership and maintenance, the new GTH-1256 shares many features and parts across the other GTH product line.

An industry-leading load chart means the GTH-1256 delivers more capacity at maximum lift height than any other telehandler in its class. That’s 6,000 pounds at a maximum height of 56 feet 3 inches and 3,500 pounds at maximum outreach of 42 feet.

Powered by a side-mounted 120 horsepower Deutz engine with four-speed powershift transmission, the GTH-1256 delivers 15 percent more efficiency in power transfer for picking and placing activities. New limited-slip differentials on both axles and full-time 4-wheel drive provide the torque and traction needed for any job site, while single-reduction, planetary, specialty and transaxle lines deliver the reliability, power and performance for rough terrain.

Genie’s proprietary, long-life Enduro A/T tires are standard. These hybrid, all-terrain tires combine 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 clogging. Enduro A/T tires also provide one-third longer wear before replacement is needed, reducing ownership costs.

A new cab design features enhanced visibility of all four tires, a 7-inch display, reverse back up camera, rear proximity alarm and full A/C system.

“This is a high-capacity telehandler designed, built and extensively tested for the realities of heavy-duty jobs,” says Amalija Kopac, Genie senior product manager. “When we were designing and testing this machine, we prioritized durability and reliability, along with a reduced total cost of ownership and productivity, ensuring our 12k telehandler will deliver the performance and longevity needed by equipment operators and owners now, and well into the future. This is the next step as Genie develops and expands our telehandler family.”

The Genie Quick Attach system makes it easy and fast to swap attachments, and the GTH-1256 shares attachments with Genie’s GTH-1056 10k telehandler, including three carriage sizes -- 48, 60, and 72 inches -- a rotating carriage and a swing carriage. This ease-of-use and commonality of attachments gives fleet owners an opportunity to increase the versatility of their fleet in a cost-effective manner, contributing to lower costs and a better rROIC.