Genie GTH-636 telehandler launched

10 November 2014

The new GTH-636 telehandler from Genie.

The new GTH-636 telehandler from Genie.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms has taken the wraps off its new telehandler, the 6,000-pound capacity Genie GTH-636. Shown to a group of editors at the beginning of November for the first time, the 36-foot maximum lift height unit is now in production at Genie's facility in Moses Lake, WA.

The GTH-636 is a new product from the company, filling a gap between Genie’s 5,000-pound and 8,000-pound capacity telehandlers. The GTH-636 comes with a number of standard features, including a 21-foot, 11-inch maximum reach, full time four wheel drive and four wheel steer and operator selectable front, crab and coordinated steer modes.

The telehandler is powered by a Deutz TD 2.9 L4 turbo charged diesel, Tier 4F, 74 hp engine. At full lifting height, the GTH-636 can support 5,000 pounds and at maximum reach, it can hold 1,500 pounds. Drive speed is 18 mph and the unit’s total weight is 17,600 pounds with air-filled tires or 20,000 pounds with a foam-filled option.

New standard features include a lifting shackle at the boom’s tip which supports the entire load chart capacity for the GTH-636 as well as Genie’s Quick-Attach system. All Genie telehandlers will also now come standard with four fenders to keep machines in good condition.

Chad Hislop, director of product management for Genie, said the decision to re-introduce the GTH-636 (it was taken out of the product lineup some years ago) correlated with the company's desire to flesh out its telehandler offerings.

"We are building out the full line of telehandlers," Hislop said. "We have refined everything for this machine."

Hislop said everything on the machine is sized for the 636 (versus using the buildings blocks for a similar unit, such as the company's 844) in order to bring the weight down and give rental companies a better return on investment.

For more on this unit, see the January/February issue of Access, Lift & Handlers.

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