At World of Concrete 2016 in Las Vegas, Terex let us know about the upgraded Genie GTH-5519 compact telehandler. As a general purpose machine, it can fit into tight spaces, help unload trucks and can efficiently carry tools such as augers and sweepers. The new unit was purposefully designed to offer a Tier 4 final engine to meet today’s emission standards. Not only does the new machine comply with the latest standards, but also incorporates a number of other improvements offering benefits to customers.
“This updated telehandler is even simpler to use and service,” said Genie Telehandler Product Manager, Anders Mantere. “It is still the same machine our customers love, but small upgrades have made a great product even better. It is easy to drive and offers industry-leading load capacity for its size.”
The telehandler’s specs have slightly changed with the overall length reduced by 5 inches. Its wheelbase has expanded by 2 inches and the turning radius has decreased by 3 inches. The overall weight has increased by 540 lb to 10,360 lb. The telehandler’s main design changes are reflected in the engine choice, cab design, serviceability and product quality.
The Deutz TD 2.9 L4 Tier 4 final engine replaces the Deutz D 2011 L4 Tier 4 interim engine. The engine is designed in such a way that it does not require a diesel particulate filter, only a diesel oxidation catalyst muffler. The power of the new engine is 55.4 kW (74 HP) at 2600 rpm compared to 50 kW (67 HP) at 2600 rpm of the original.
The chassis includes an additional housing to allow access to the hydraulic connections and air bleeding valves. A redesign of the combined engine and hydraulic system radiator offers better cooling capability to the new engine and to the new hydrostatic transmission. Integrated to the radiator top block is the coolant expansion tank which now includes an electrical coolant low level sensor. The radiator includes an oil by-pass valve which simplifies installation of the hydraulic system.
The cabin interior has been completely upgraded. Now with a black dashboard, the new main instrumentation cluster offers an integrated display showing messages coming from the engine’s electronic control unit. A new and more efficient air defroster and ventilation unit keeps the cabin comfortable. A soft pad has been added to the top of the right armrest and a plastic cover on the side door provides embedded pockets for convenient storage of manuals.
New improved fenders add to the durability of the machine and easy access to the engine compartment improves serviceability. “These upgrades help our rental customers bring the machine in from rent, do necessary maintenance and quickly get it back out to work,” said Mantere.