Genie Introduces GTH-844 Telehandler with 74-HP Engine

The Genie GTH™-844 rough-terrain telehandler now comes with a 74-hp (55 kW), Tier 4 Final engine option.

Boasting 287 lb.-ft. (389 Nm) of torque, the new GTH-844 telehandler is equipped with a high-torque version of the Deutz turbocharged 3.6 L engine that has been optimized for 74-hp performance.

It offers torque similar to that of higher-horsepower engines while also reducing maintenance because the 74-hp engine meets clean-air standards without a DPF or SCR after-treatment system.

“An engine has a big impact on a machine’s overall rROIC (rental return on invested capital) so we kept things simple and cost-effective with the updates to our popular GTH-844 telehandler,” says Genie Telehandler Product Manager, Anders Mantere. “By optimizing the drivetrain, and utilizing the new high-torque, 74-hp engine, the GTH-844 is a less complex machine at a lower price point — offering full-sized performance at the right-sized price.”

In addition to the new 74-hp version, which offers sufficient torque for most applications, Genie continues to offer a 99-hp (74 kW) Tier 4 Final Deutz 3.6 L diesel engine, as well as a 99-hp Tier 4 Final Perkins turbocharged diesel engine. “Giving our customers a choice of engines enables them to pick the machine that best matches their fleet needs, at a price point that drives the best rROIC for their bottom line,” says Mantere.

With the engine update to the GTH-844 model, Genie also took the opportunity to update other components, including the axles. This machine now comes standard with Dana axles, which have two gear ratios that are performance matched to each engine size.

Also, the GTH-844 telehandler is equipped with new standard features that enhance the customer’s experience with the machine. They include a Quick-Attach system, low-profile tires, four fenders, and a 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 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. The alarm gives the operator an audible and visual indication of obstacles in the sensor's detection range when the telehandler is backing up.

The GTH-844 telehandler continues to be ideal for loading and unloading, moving and placing, and jobsite preparation and cleanup.

It features 8,000-lb. maximum lifting capacity, 43'10" maximum lifting height, and 28'2" maximum forward reach.

Full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering let operators easily traverse hills and in rough terrain. Its proportional frame-leveling chassis with dual cylinders lets operators pick or place loads up to 10° on side slopes, and its multi-function, proportional joystick lets operators position loads quickly and precisely.

At 97.5-in. wide and 94 in. high, the GTH-844 fits through tighter openings and can be transported without a special over-width permit. The narrow width and Dana axles enable an outside turning radius of 13'9" and make steering easier.