Genie has added an under-75-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine option to its popular GTH-844 rough terrain telehandler, using a high-torque version of the Deutz 3.6-liter turbocharged engine.
The company says the engine option offers similar torque as a higher horsepower engine, but with reduced maintenance needs, and no requirement for either regeneration or diesel exhaust fluid.
By optimizing the drivetrain, and using the 74-horsepower Deutz, the GTH-844 has become less complex and can be offered at a lower price, says Anders Mantere, Genie telehandler product manager. “The engine compartment is now more spacious, making it easier to service,” he says.
With the engine update, the company also updated other components. Two-gear-ratio Dana axles are now standard. Also standard are a Quick Attach system, low-profile tires, fenders and a lift shackle at the boom tip. A rigging tray at the front of the frame keeps chains and other rigging materials from scratching the machine.
Each GTH-844 is wired for a rear proximity alarm, allowing customers to easily install this option when needed. This alarm supplements the operator’s direct and indirect visibility, and gives the operator an audible and visual indication of obstacles within the sensor’s detection range when reversing the machine.
The company continues to offer a choice of a 99-horsepower Deutz or Perkins engine in the GTH-844. All versions of the GTH-844 have fulltime 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering.
The model’s proportional frame-leveling chassis with dual cylinders allows operators to pick or place loads up to 10 degrees on side slopes. The telehandler also has a new seat that allows owners to easily switch out a worn or damaged vinyl covering.