Summer 2015

Genie® GTH™-2506 Telehandler Will Take a Load Off Your Mind

Wednesday 21 October 2015 @ 15:30

If you’re considering adding a compact telehandler to your fleet, then the Genie GTH-2506, with its enhanced Load Management System (LMS), is definitely worth a look.

A revamped LMS is the headline act with the latest Genie GTH-2506 model, according to Mike Randle, Terex AWP Engineering Manager. Genie was the first manufacturer in Australia to offer a rated capacity limiter on telehandlers. “We then proceeded to make LMS a standard feature on all our telehandler models,” said Randle.

“The LMS in the latest Genie GTH-2506 telehandler is more sophisticated than previous models and it has been fully integrated into the machine’s control system,” said Randle. “It provides the operator with more information via a dynamic load chart which is presented on a 7 inch colour display.”

The LMS also includes a reversing camera, optional forward/side camera and optional operator access controls that can be setup to restrict which attachments each operator can select. The LMS can be configured for full operator access or restricted access via a 4-digit PIN code or a unique electronic key.

Other improvements built into the revamped Genie GTH-2506 telehandler include upgraded load chart parameters, increased manoeuvrability and enhanced drivability over rough terrain.

The cab has been redesigned to include an air suspension operator seat, improved joystick ergonomics, a tinted top view front window, a large glove box, a manual holder inside the door, plus an integral air conditioning system to optimise operator comfort. “The Genie GTH-2506 telehandler offers a more pleasant working environment and the electronic controlled engine and improved hydraulics combine to create more responsive controls.” said Randle.

Focusing on jobsite safety, excellent visibility from inside the cab provides operators with the wide field of vision they need.

Among other outstanding design features, the axles of the Genie GTH-2506 telehandlers are notably equipped with double brake discs to combine the advantages of increased braking power with the durability required to operate for long hours in rough jobsite conditions.

The maintenance of the Genie GTH-2506 telehandler has been improved too, according to Randle. “The valve bank, the fuel tank, the radiator, filters and greasing points are easy to get to,” he said. “Even the engine covers are designed to open at just the right angle and the engine tray is easy to remove.