Posted February 10, 2016

74-HP, High-Torque Engine for Genie's GTH-844

Genie's rough terrain GTH-844 telehandler now has a Deutz turbocharged 3.6 L engine optimized for 74-hp performance. It delivers 287 ft-lb of torque, similar to higher horsepower engine packages, and requires no regeneration or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Genie 74 hp 844“An engine has a big impact on a machine’s overall rROIC (rental return on invested capital) so we kept things simple and cost-effective with the updates to our popular GTH-844 telehandler,” says Genie Telehandler Product Manager, Anders Mantere. “By optimizing the drivetrain, and utilizing the new high-torque, 74-hp engine, the GTH-844 is a less complex machine at a lower price point — offering full-sized performance at the right-sized price.” 

Genie continues to offer a 99-hp (Tier 4 Final Deutz 3.6 L diesel engine, as well as a 99-hp Tier 4 Final Perkins turbocharged diesel engine. 

Genie also updated other components. This machine now comes standard with Dana axles, which have two gear ratios that are performance matched to each engine size. Standard features include a Quick-Attach system, low-profile tires, fenders (set of 4) and lift shackle at boom tip. A storage compartment has been added in the front of the unit to keep rigging equipment from scratching the machine. 

An optional rear proximity alarm gives the operator an audible and visual indication of obstacles within the detection range of the sensor when the machine is reversing.

The GTH-844 features 8,000-lb maximum lift capacity, a 43 ft 10 in maximum lift height and a 28 ft 2 in maximum forward reach. Full-time 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering enable operators to travel on hills and in rough terrain. It’s proportional frame-leveling chassis with dual cylinders allows operators to pick or place loads up to 10 degrees on side slopes, and its’ multi-functional, proportional joystick gives operators fast, precise load positioning capabilities.

At 97.5 in wide and 94 in high it can fit through tighter doorways and openings and can be transported without a special over-width permit. Its narrow width and outside turning radius of only 13 ft 9 in., the new Dana axles make the unit easier to steer and maneuver.