The Genie GTH-844 rough terrain telehandler now comes with a 74-horsepower, Tier 4-Final engine option, which the company positions as a “less complex machine at a lower price point.”
A high-torque version (287 lb.-ft.) of the Deutz turbocharged 3.6 L engine has been optimized for 74-horsepower performance. Genie says the features combine to offer similar torque as higher horsepower engine packages with reduced maintenance needs, as there is no regeneration or DEF. The company continues to offer a 99-horsepower Tier 4-Final Deutz 3.6 L diesel engine, as well as a 99-horsepower Tier 4-Final Perkins turbocharged diesel engine. The machine now comes standard with Dana axles, which have two gear ratios that are performance matched to each engine size. Other standard items include a Quick-Attach system, low-profile tires, fenders (set of 4) and lift shackle at the boom tip. A storage compartment has been added in the front of the unit to keep rigging equipment from scratching the machine.
An optional rear proximity alarm on the GTH-844 telehandler can be used to supplement the operator’s direct and indirect visibility, such as when looking in the path of travel or using the machine’s mirrors when maneuvering on the job site. This alarm gives the operator an audible and visual indication of obstacles within the detection range of the sensor when the machine is reversing.