4t capacity machine with maximum lift height of 17m is being used in military construction projects
Powered-access specialist Genie has supplied a GTH-4018 telehandler to the Oman armed forces for supporting its infrastructure development work.
The Terex Group-owned firm said in a statement that its authorised distributor in Oman, Al Fairuz, delivered the machine to the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces Engineers (SAFE), which is the building and engineering division of the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces. The division is actively involved in the development of the country’s infrastructure, as well as in a wide range of military construction projects.
According to Genie, SAFE required a machine that could adapt to its heavy-duty needs as well as provide sufficient height and reach to assist in the installation of water tanks on the rooftops of housing up to at least four storeys high. Genie’s recommended solution – the GTH-4018 – is a model with high reach and rough-terrain capability, with optional bucket and forklift attachments. It is also backed by a comprehensive operator and maintenance training service package and warranty.
SAFE’s Equipment and Machinery representative said: “Provided at just the right price, complete with the training and after-market service that we were looking for, the Genie GTH-4018 telehandler is spot on with our specifications — including its special military camouflage livery.
“It has been in constant operation since it was delivered eight months ago and has performed without a hitch. However, should the need arise, we have every confidence in Al Fairuz to provide the skilled support we rely on as soon as we need it.”
Designed, tested and produced in Italy to European design standards the GTH-4018 model is among the largest of Genie’s telehandler models. Offering a maximum lift height of 17.61m, a maximum forward reach of 13.36m and a maximum lift capacity of 4t, the machine is powered by a 75kW (100hp) Stage IIIA compliant turbo diesel Perkins engine that delivers a maximum travel speed of 35km/h. According to Genie, it is designed for challenging jobs on difficult terrain, even when space is limited, and combines a class-leading 3.8m outside turning radius with the narrowest overall machine width in its category.
“Although this was the first time we had had a Genie telehandler in our hands, we found the Genie GTH-4018 telehandler easy and smooth to operate,” said a SAFE operator. “Comparatively speaking, added to its compact dimensions that we find make it easier to operate than other machines in this category, we were also particularly impressed by the machine’s transmission that provides just the right power/torque ratio to work at a safe yet efficient pace, well-suited to heavy handling in rough terrain conditions.”