Genie introducing GTH-636 compact telehandler


The company has optimized the structure in the boom and the chassis, dropping the weight of the machine to under 20,000 lbs. Built from the ground, the GTH-636 has a maximum lift height of 36 ft. and a forward reach of 21’11”, the telehandler offers a maximum lifting capacity of 6,000 lbs. Its operating weight is 17,600 lbs., and the telehandler provides an outside turning radius of 13’4″. The telehandler is versatile with a rugged chassis and boom, standard QA and auxiliary hydraulics, a right-side mount engine, and a new boom support for enhanced visibility.

“With the GTH-636, we took the best features of our 8,000 lb. telehandler and then created a whole new equation. We focused on maximizing customer ROIC,” said Chad Hislop, Director of Product Management, Terex Aerial Work Platforms.

While the GTH-636 looks similar to the GTH-844 with the side engine mount, high pivot boom, and high-visibility cab, there are several differences. Unlike the GTH-844, the GTH-636 is powered by a 74 hp, 2.9-liter Tier 4 final Deutz turbo-charged diesel engine. By keeping the horsepower under 75, the engine is Tier 4 final compliant only using a diesel oxidation catalyst. This catalytic converter requires no scheduled servicing, meaning no Regen and no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

The Genie GTH-636’s cab options include fully enclosed and fully enclosed with air conditioning. The adjustable suspension seat and tilt steering wheel are standard. Operators have a clear view of all four tires, as well as visibility to the rear of the machine.

All Genie telehandlers come standard with the Quick-Attach system to give the operator the flexibility to use the forks and carriage that come with the machine, or quickly attach to a new carriage. A new feature on the Quick Attach system is the lifting shackle, which can support a full-rated suspended load of 6,000 lb. without the need of an additional attachment.

The telehandler’s boom may be serviced by removing one cover. This lets the service technician remove all the boom cylinders and chains without having to take the boom apart, saving time, and money over the life of the telehandler.

The Genie GTH-636 is now in production and available in North and South America.

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