Review: 2014 Genie GTH™-2506 Telehandler
Genie GTH™-2506: The Introduction
For people who work in the agriculture or construction industry, they have likely already experienced operating a number of different types of power equipment and understood that different jobs require very different tools. And aside from that, it’s also no secret how workplace can sometimes be so demanding, even for machines. With all these factors in mind, selecting your first or additional power equipment can be somewhat of a burden for those who are new to the industry, especially if you start looking for a workhorse that can accommodate all tasks. The thing you have to consider first and foremost is that even the most advanced machines just simply can’t do it all, therefore, narrowing your choices down to the most efficient and versatile equipment in the market.
If it’s about operational flexibility, few rival the features and capabilities of telehandlers, especially with the range of attachments and additional equipment that are available for upgrades. In today’s review, we’ll be exploring further the telescopic handler market as we will feature our in depth look of one of Genie’s latest offering, the GTH™-2506 compact rough terrain telehandler.
Genie GTH™-2506: Key Features
Lightweight and compact
In recent years, the compact telehandler’s market share have actually started to grow bigger and steadier. The good thing about these machines, including Genie’s 2506 is the good balance between power and flexibility, allowing the equipment to still perform some rigorous tasks despite the smaller frame and lighter mass. For the GTH™-2506, the telescopic handler features a relatively impressive 2,500 kilograms of maximum lift capacity, 5.79 metres lift height, and 3.35 metres forward reach, making it one of the more competitively built machinery in its category.
While the 2506 is equipped with an understandably smaller cabin (1.81 m wide and 1.92 m high), the operator’s personal space and legroom were never a hindrance during our quick run with the machine. In fact, the cab actually looked great, including the dashboard and the entry point, despite the slightly smaller frame from some of the industries bigger workhorses and telehandlers. The feat is more likely possible because of how the manufacturer’s have carefully redesigned the cab that features very easily recognizable and reachable control system for faster and more efficient operations moving forward.
Wide-range of attachments
Like most of its peers, the GTH™-2506 is complemented by an array of functional attachments that extends it operational value, even for the long haul. With the abundance of accessories, Genie’s compact telehandler can perform indoor and outdoor applications with great efficiency and accuracy. In addition, Genie’s interchangeable and easily switched components make the telescopic handler always ready and very easy to maintain. If you want to check some of the options available for the 2506, you may drop by at the EWP Sales Australia website where I initially saw the machine before we gave it a shot for this review.
Another strong factor that puts the GTH™-2506 slightly ahead of its closest competition is the equipment’s impressive maneuverability and control system. Firstly, despite its small frame the cab is still very spacious and comfortable, while featuring adjustable and suspended seat, adjustable steering wheel, and a smartly integrated heating/ventilation system. Secondly, the 2506’s tight turning radius provides great balance and control while on the field. And thirdly, a multi-function joystick provides simultaneous control of all boom movements in an intuitive manner, while the hydrostatic transmission ensures continuous, precise speed control all throughout.
Genie GTH™-2506: Price
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Genie GTH™-2506: The Verdict
Telehandlers are usually the most versatile power equipment in the construction and agricultural machinery industry, and that’s nearly in full display here, thanks to Genie’s compact and lightweight GTH™-2506. The specs and features of the machine may not seem much on their own, but collectively and while packed under one compact frame, then you know have an equipment with great balance and has the ability to work in tight spaces with good efficiency and consistency. Summing up, the GTH™-2506 compact rough terrain telehandler deserves some strong consideration for businesses and operators who handles a lot of average duty tasks and is looking for an equipment that could be solid and practical investment for the foreseeable future.