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Genie expands range of telehandler attachments

April 10, 2024  By CHC Staff

(Photo credit: Genie)

REDMOND, WA – Genie has introduced a series of new attachments and carriage options for its GTH telehandlers, including an auger, truss boom, two new multi-purpose buckets and two carriage options.

The auger and truss boom debuted at the ARA Show 2024, with the auger tool featured on a Genie GTH-5519 and the truss boom displayed on a GTH-1256.

Genie’s auger attachment is developed for use with the high-pressure, variable speed of the GTH-5519, with bits from eight to 48 inches in diameter than can be used with extensions up to eight feet. A HALO LED alignment also acts as a visual aid to operators.

The auger has two motor drive options with torques of 2,800ft/lb and 5,300ft/lb, with hole depth production ranging from five to 15 feet. This motor is also compatible with  skid steers and compact excavators.


“Using the auger attachment on a telehandler offers reach not possible with other types of equipment,” says Amalija Kopac, Genie’s 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.”

The new truss boom, multi-purpose buckets and carriage options are designed for use with Genie’s larger models such as the GTH-636, GTH-844, GTH-1056 and GTH-1256.

The truss boom stands at 10 feet, with a lifting capacity of 4,000 pounds and variable reach of up to 13 feet. The attachment can be rigged from three different points.

Across these releases are a 72-inch, one-cubic-yard bucket and a 96-inch, 1.5-cubic-yard bucket for scooping and placing loose and non-palleted materials including aggregates, soil, and demolition waste.

The new carriage options include a side-shift carriage and a fork positioner carriage.

The 48-inch side-shift carriage lets users shift loads of up to 8.25 inches from within the telehandler cab, while the fork positioner carriage targets loads of nonstandard shapes and sizes with its in-cab fork adjustment.

“Genie’s current generation of telehandlers were designed, built, and extensively tested for the realities of heavy-duty jobs,” Kopac said. “These new attachments, when used in combination with the Genie Quick Attach system, are easy to swap on the job. Commonality of attachments gives rental fleet owners an opportunity to increase the versatility of the telehandlers in their fleet, contributing to lower costs and a better ROIC.”

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