Genie Telehandlers Part of Terex’s Dedicated Compact Equipment Line

Terex ASV, Grand Rapids, Minn., announced in November it will be introducing a dedicated compact equipment line that will be distributed throughout North America. The compact equipment line includes Terex-branded compact track loaders, featuring the ASV patented Posi-Track undercarriage technology, and a broad portfolio of offerings from Terex, including telehandlers, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, site dumpers, tractor loader backhoes, light towers, power buggies, and tandem asphalt rollers. The compact equipment line will focus exclusively on the needs of this key market segment.

According to Terex, the telehandler in the compact equipment line is the Genie GTH-5519 compact telehandler, rebranded as the Terex TH19-55. This 5,500-pound capacity unit was updated in early 2008 and incorporates a completely reengineered operator cab with the FOPS grid integrated into the cabin structures, which reduces the overall cab height to 6’4”. The floor-mounted throttle pedal has been repositioned to improve operator comfort. The easy-to-use, multi-function joystick continues to provide operators fast, precise positioning with minimal effort.

Additionally, the load capacity at its 11-foot maximum reach has been increased to 1,900. Perkins or Deutz diesel engine options are available to meet the latest environmental emission standards, and the engine compartment has been made easily accessible for greater ease of service.

Through Dec. 31, 2009, dealers who distribute ASV products only will continue to offer these machines under the ASV brand. Effective Jan. 1, 2009, all current ASV products will be branded Terex and will join the North American Terex compact equipment line.