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Oman military recruits Genie GTH-4018 telehandler

The Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces Engineers purchase Genie high-reach, rough-terrain telehandler from Al Fairuz Contracting for military construction projects

The custom livery Genie GTH-4018 telehandler lifts a water tank at its full horizontal reach of 13.36m in the Sultan of Omans Engineers equipment park.
The custom livery Genie GTH-4018 telehandler lifts a water tank at its full horizontal reach of 13.36m in the Sultan of Omans Engineers equipment park.

The Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces Engineers (SAFE) has invested in a Genie GTH-4018 high-reach, rough-terrain telehandler following the recommendation of the unit by the Omani dealer for Terex, Al Fairuz Trading & Contracting.

In a region where the climate and ground conditions add to the challenges of an already demanding task, SAFE needed a machine that was versatile and tough enough to help out on a wide range of military construction projects.

Al Fairuz suggested the GTH-4018, which is one of the largest of six Genie telehandler models on offer, with a lifting height of 17.61m, a forward reach of 13.36m and a lift capacity of 4,000kg.

“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,” said SAFE’s equipment and machinery representative.

He continued: “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.”

The machine was provided with a range of optional bucket and forklift attachments, and is being backed up with operator and maintenance training, and a comprehensive warranty and service package.

SAFE’s operators noted: “Although this was the first time we had a Genie telehandler in our hands, we found the GTH-4018 telehandler easy and smooth to operate.

“We were particularly impressed by the machine’s transmission, which provides just the right power to torque ratio for working at a safe yet efficient pace on heavy handling in rough terrain conditions.”

The GTH-4018 is powered by a 75kW Stage IIIA compliant Perkins turbo diesel engine that allows the machine to drive at speeds of up to 35kph. In terms of manoeuvrability, the model combines a 3.8m outside turning radius with the narrowest overall machine width in its category.

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