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Genie Redesigns Its GTH-1048, GTH-1056 Telehandlers

Tue April 24, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Genie redesigned its GTH-1048 and GTH-1056 rough terrain telehandlers to easily maneuver in tight spaces without compromising reach and lift capacity. Whether they are needed to lift or set materials around a work site, both machines are able to move heavy loads, like steel and bricks, with a maximum lift capacity up to 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg).

The GTH-1048 has 32 ft. 11 in. (10 m) of outreach and is capable of lifting 6,000 lbs. (2,722 kg) to 48 ft. (14.63 m). The GTH-1056 features an outreach of 41 ft. 9 in. (12.7 m) and lifts 4,000 lbs. (1,814 kg) to 56 ft. (17.07 m).

“Our goal was to optimize the design to provide a simple, reliable and versatile machine for our customers,” said Luke Webber, Genie Telehandler product manager. “With the redesign, these units offer contractors improved load carrying capacity for higher utilization rates, as well as a revamped quick attach system, which allows for more interchange of attachments between models and brands. The GTH-1048 and GTH-1056 models are ideal for framing, heavy construction, masonry and industrial applications.”

With an outside turning radius of just under 14 ft (4.2 m) and three different steering modes — crab, coordinated and front wheel — the GTH-1048 and GTH-1056 come standard with a multitude of features that allow easy maneuverability around tight job sites. Both offer the choice of a turbo-charged, 4-cylinder Perkins or John Deere diesel engine, and both feature standard 4-wheel drive.

With twin axle-mounted stabilizers, as well as a frame-leveling chassis, operators can make side-to-side adjustments on up to 10-degree side slopes. Terrainability also is enhanced on these units with a 20.5 in. (52 cm) break-over ground clearance, which allows operators to position the machine precisely where it is needed to work.

The GTH-1048 and GTH-1056 are designed with simple, logical controls that respond to an operator’s every command. The single, multi-function joystick comes with an integrated sway control that allows operators to control the boom and level the chassis without taking a hand off the joystick.

Genie engineered the new GTH-1048 and GTH-1056 models with spacious, ergonomically designed cabs. Both units feature an adjustable suspension seat with a standard retractable 3-in. seat belt and easy-to-access controls for operator comfort and productivity. The units also offer an optional enclosed cab with flat glass windows for enhanced visibility.

Most of the components are interchangeable and common across Genie’s entire rough terrain telehandler line, so service centers are able to stock fewer parts and technicians are able to apply existing maintenance knowledge. Service also has been made easier with no-tool access to all the daily inspection points. Additionally, test ports are conveniently located at the manifolds and one person can easily check the hydraulic functions from the comfort of the cab.

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