The new Genie GTH-636 telehandler was designed from the start to be a
6000 lb. machine. It has a 36 ft. reach.
chines around job sites. Operators tend to do anything they want with them and sometimes push the
limits. “We don’t design it to be a pry bar or a piece
of earthmoving equipment, but we have to consider
that it is going to be used that way,” Hislop said. “A
lot of our tests are under abusive loads. Our goal is
that we don’t want the machine to tear itself apart.
We want the forks to be a fuse — if you do something wrong, the forks should bend first.”
The telehandler’s boom can be serviced by
removing a single cover at the rear of the machine,
which is true on all Genie telehandlers. The service
technician can remove all cylinders and chains
without having to take the boom apart, saving time
and money over the life of the machine, the company said.
“Genie has built its reputation on products that
are easy to maintain and service,” Hislop said.
“Regular maintenance is easier, and that keeps the
The GTH-636 is now in production at Genie’s
Moses Lake, Wash., facility and is available in
North and South America. dp