Genie directs new GTH-1254 telehandler at heavy construction, oil and gas industry lifts (PHOTOS)

Marcia Gruver Doyle Pix
Updated Feb 27, 2015
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Introduced at the recent World of Concrete, the Genie GTH-1256 telehandler takes aim at the heavier, higher lifts required on today’s jobsites.

The 12,000-pound-maximum-lift-capacity GTH-1256 has a maximum lift height of 56 feet and a maximum forward reach of 42 feet. “It gives heavy construction, steal erection and the oil and gas market a machine capable of placing heavier loads at higher locations,” says Anders Mantere, Genie telehandlers product manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “With the GTH-1256 we have a full telehandler family, and we can fulfill all of a customer’s telehandler needs,”

The machine also filled in a gap between the company’s 10,000-pound GTH-1056 and 15,000-pound GTH-1544, which the company introduced last fall.  The GTH-1256’s low boom profile gives operators extra visibility, with chains and hydraulic hard lines placed inside the boom. “The four-section boom on the 1256 has one more section than the 1544 to get the higher reach, and it has outriggers, but beyond that, it’s the same military-grade chassis design,” Mantere says.  “This gives our customers commonality between the two machines and makes it easier to train service technicians.”

The chassis has Dana axles and has full-time planetary four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. Customers can choose between one of two Tier 4 Interim engines:  a 154-horsepower Deutz or a 148-horsepower Perkins. Auxiliary hydraulics, quick attach system, a new lifting shackle, and fenders are standard on the machine.

“The cab offers a fantastic operating environment,” Mantere says. “It’s three steps up, which means you sit high, allowing you to look over the boom, and gives you much more visibility.”

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