Genie’s Redesigned GTH-1056 Telehandler Gets Capacity Boost

Genie has redesigned its GTH-1056 telehandler with greater lift capacity at max height.

The company gave the 10,000-pound capacity telehandler a stronger boom and chassis design. The telehandler now has a capacity of 5,000 pounds at its 56-foot 7-inch max height. That’s a 1,000-pound boost over the previous model. It can lift 3,000 pounds at its max reach of 42 feet.

The boom’s mid-pivot point uses a single lift cylinder, and the horsehead is wider and stiffer. The design “efficiently transfers loads in applications imposing high stress on the boom, such as pipe handling or suspended loads,” says Genie Product Manager Josh Taylor.

Genie GTH-1056 Telehandler high reachThe telehandler features a side-mount engine. The standard engine is a 120-horsepower Deutz Tier 4 Final.

Genie also offers a 74-horsepower Deutz engine option that does not require diesel exhaust fluid to meet Tier 4 Final emissions requirements. The continuously variable transmission option gives the 74-horsepower engine similar drawbar pull and drive speed as the 120-horsepower Deutz but at a lower price and with improved fuel efficiency, the company says.

The 74-horsepower engine can also be combined with a three-speed powershift transmission.

The 120-horsepower engine has a four-speed powershift transmission. It delivers 23,110 pounds of drawbar pull and has a drive speed of 18 mph.

genie telehandler tireThe GTH-1056 also gets a new set of standard tires. The new Enduro A/T tires were designed exclusively for Genie with a hybrid tread pattern that combines rock-lug and conventional rough-terrain elements. They also last 33% longer, Genie says. “A wide center bar delivers better wear on hard surfaces and self-cleaning outer lugs power through soft, muddy ground without becoming clogged.”

Front and rear axles have limited slip differential that automatically boosts torque to slipping wheels. The axles are hydraulics-free to reduce repair and maintenance costs, the company says.