Even as Genie unveiled an updated version of its popular GTH-5519 compact telehandler at the ICUEE show in Louisville, Ky., earlier this week, the first production unit rolled off the assembly line at Terex AWP’s plant in Italy.
The updated Genie GTH-5519 is available in ANSI and CSA markets now, and will be available in South America starting in the first quarter of next year.
Genie representatives at the ICUEE show said the updated GTH-5519 retains all the features that have made it popular in the industry, but now includes a Tier 4 final engine plus other enhancements that will make users like it even more.
The new 74-hp Deutz diesel engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards using engine efficiency and a passive, maintenance-free, diesel oxidation catalyst muffler—so there’s no diesel particulate filter or SCR system.
The updated GTH-5519 also sports many new easy-access features, including engine cover that swings fully vertical and is held up by a gas shock to simplify access for maintenance.
In addition, the cabin interior has been improved with an integrated display that gives the operator more information than ever before, a more comfortable armrest, and a more efficient falling-object protection system (FOPS).