On-Site Magazine

Genie’s highest capacity telehandler

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Genie)

The Genie GTH-1256 telescopic handler builds on the company’s 6K, 8K and 10K telehandlers to offer 12,000 lb. of capacity in a unit that shares many features and parts as the other models in the GTH product line.

The company says the model will deliver more capacity at maximum lift height than any other telehandler in its class. The machine is engineered to deliver 6,000 lb. (2,721 kg) of capacity at its maximum height of 56’3” (17.15 m) and 3,500 lb. (1,588 kg) at its maximum outreach of 42 ft (12.8 m).

Powered by a side-mounted 120 hp Deutz engine with four-speed powershift transmission, the telehandler is equipped with limited slip differentials on both axles, while full-time four-wheel drive provides torque and traction. Single-reduction, planetary, specialty and transaxle lines deliver power and performance for rough terrain.

Enduro A/T tires are standard. The hybrid, all-terrain tires combine the characteristics of rock lug tires and conventional rough terrain tires.

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

The Genie Quick Attach system makes it easy and fast to swap attachments, with the GTH-1256 sharing attachments with Genie’s GTH-1056 10k telehandler, including three carriage sizes (48”, 60” and 72”), a rotating carriage and a swing carriage.




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