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Terex Distribution Limited, TDL, appointed official UK distributor of Genie’s compact and high-reach telehandlers

The appointment is for the construction, waste, recycling and agricultural sectors.

TDL will offer six Genie telehandler models ranging in size from 6m and 7m compact units through to the larger 13m and 17m high reach machines.

Although compact in design, the GTH 2506 and GTH 3007 offer maximum lift heights of almost 6m and 7m with load capacities of 2.5 tonnes and 3.0 tonnes respectively. These rugged machines have easy-to-operate controls making them ideal for the rental market. Their compact dimensions and tight turning circles (3.35/3.8 outside radius) make them well suited to working on confined sites found in waste re-handling stations and metal recycling operations, landscaping, construction and agricultural sectors. The 6m machine is less than 2m high enabling it to work inside confined spaces and height-restricted areas.

For those needing higher reach capacities, TDL will also be marketing Genie’s GTH 4013 and GTH 4017 machines which are built on larger chassis, offer lift heights of 13m and 17m respectively and can handle loads of up to 4 tonnes. Both models are available as Standard Fix (SX) configuration with fixed axles or Elite Fix (EX) with chassis leveling (±7°) on the front axle. Front stabilisers are standard on all high-reach machines.

All Genie telehandlers come equipped with hydrostatic transmission, four wheel drive (with limited slip differentials on the front axles) and three steering modes giving them ‘go anywhere’ capability and high maneuverability. Travel speeds are 30km/h or above are achievable on all but the 6m unit. Oil immersed disc brakes are used on the front axles of the compact machines and all-round on the high reach machines.

To enhance safety all the Genie machines are fitted with angle and reach indicators on the boom which correspond directly with the load chart in the cab. There are audible and visual load indicator warnings as well as an automatic boom lockout to prevent machine instability when extending or lowering the loaded boom. The standard auxiliary hydraulic line on the boom can power a range of attachments such as concrete mixing buckets and discharge skips, sweeper/collector buckets and lifting attachments.

Both the high reach and compact machines share the same spacious operator’s cabin with a 90° opening door for easy access, large windows to maximise visibility and grouped controls for easy operation. Suspended seats enhance operator comfort and air conditioning is an option on all models.

TDL General Manager Cameron Watson says: "Genie have refined and developed their product offering over the last 20 months and this, combined with TDL’s success in aftermarket support, will provide customers with cost effective and efficient solutions to their telehandler requirements. We also offer service contracts for customers who do not want to service and maintain their own machines."

Covering the entire UK, TDL is also the exclusive distributor of Terex’s artic/rigid dump trucks and industrial wheel loaders and the Atlas range of material handlers and wheeled excavators. The wholly-owned Terex subsidiary has a UK-wide network of 53 factory-trained mobile service engineers – currently providing an exceptional service and response.

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