Auger, Truss Boom Available for Genie Telehandlers

Feb. 19, 2024
Auger and truss boom joins lineup of telehandler attachments.

A new auger attachment for Genie GTH-5519 telehandlers comes with bits from 8 to 48 inches in diameter for drilling holes up to 15 feet deep. It can be used with extensions as long as 8 feet.

“Using the auger attachment on a telehandler offers reach not possible with other types of equipment,” says Amalija Kopac, senior product manager. “This makes the auger attachment a perfect solution for drilling holes when there are obstructions, such as reaching over a ditch to drill holes for a fence or utility poles.”

Two drive motor options on the telehandler deliver either 2,800 lb.-ft. of torque or 5,300 lb.-ft. of torque. The GTH-5519 gives operators the ability to control the speed of the auger for achieve precision drilling for tasks such as starting a hole using the dial knob on the dash of the GTH-5519. It comes with a Halo LED alignment system, an LED light ring that provides a visual aid to operators and eliminates the need for a spotter. Lights help the operator make sure the hole is being drilled at the correct angle.

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Auger motors are also compatible with skid steers and compact excavators. Genie offers a full range of extensions, drill bits, and auger tooling along with the drive motors.

Truss boom for telehandlers

The truss boom is available for Genie GTH-636, GTH-844, GTH-1056, and GTH-1256 telehandlers. Operators can swap forks for a truss boom or multi-purpose buckets.

The 10-foot truss boom has a lifting capacity of 4,000 pounds, can be rigged from three different points, and has variable reach up to 13 feet.

Two new carriage options are also available for the telehandlers for load-handling flexibility. To increase placement productivity, a 48-inch side-shift carriage enables the operator to shift the load up to 8.25 inches without exiting the telehandler’s cab. This enhances productivity by reducing the need to reposition the telehandler when picking or placing the load. A new fork positioner carriage allows an operator to adjust the width of the forks from inside the telehandler’s cab.

Source: Genie