Posted February 9, 2015

Genie Showcases New Telehandler at World of Concrete

Introducing the latest and final member of its telehandler family, Genie now has a complete, competitive range of telehandlers, explains Chad Hislop, Director of Product Management, referring to the company's new GTH-1256. The new telehandler will be "a workhorse for energy and heavy construction sites," he says, "because it's designed and built to help get heavier loads to height. You can safely lift more material to four or five stories and when you can move larger loads, you're operating more efficiently."

genie 1256Here are some of the specs for the 1256:

  • 12,000 lbs. maximum lift capacity
  • 56 ft. maximum lift height
  • 7,000 lbs. lift capacity at maximum height
  • 42 ft maximum forward reach
  • 3,500 lbs capacity at maxium reach

For this full-time 4WD unit you can select either a Deutz 4.1TCD turbocharged diesel, Tier 4i, delivering 154 hp, or a Perkins 1204E-E44TA turocharged diesel rated at 147 hp. 

Chad Hislop, director of product management

Genie put its new GTH-1256 on display at the World of Concrete, held last week, and will also showcase the new machine at The Rental Show, which opens February 23. Walking around the new telehandler, Hislop emphasizes that the company worked to offer efficiency for its customers. That efficiency comes in a few forms. First, in the range of sizes the company offers; customers can now choose the telehandler that best fits an application or need. Second, the durability and capacity the products offer, allowing customers to move loads quickly and safely, with less down time. Third, he adds, Genie is now a one-stop shop for the machines, for training, for service and for parts. A position, he says, they needed to hold to be competitive in the market.

The telehandler uses the company's "field-proven" military grade chassis, hydrostatic transmission and Dana axles. Lift the expansive housing over the side-mounted engine and you have easy access to oil and air filters. From the back of the machine, you can access the cylinder, booms and chains.

The cab is also a productivity tool "because it serves as the operator's office," Hislop points out. Operators have good visibility over the boom and of the boom when moving and working, as well as to the sides and rear. An adjustable suspension seat and steering wheel, easy access to the joystick and visibility of the controls all help the operator stay comfortable to focus on the job with reduced strain and fatigue. The controls are the same across the Genie line, he adds. 

Other standard features Hislop pointed out include air-filler tires, fenders on all four wheels to help keep the vehicle clean. For 2015, he says, the telehandlers will also be equipped with a lift shackle. "We were getting consistent feedback from the field and our dealers that a lift shackle would give the machine additional flexibility as well as addiitional safety and efficiency on the job site," he says. 

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