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Genie GTH-2506 Compact Telehandler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  928
Scale:  1:32
Review Date:  December 2015

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Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)74%


Genie GTH-2506 /5519 Compact Telehandler Video.  [Youku Video]
Genie branded box.
Tiny Genie badge at the back.
Nice cab detailing.
Metal forks.
Maximum height.
Nice profile.
Removable forks.
Comment on this model.

The Genie GTH-2506 Telehandler is a compact machine with a maximum lift height of 5.79m, and a maximum lifting capacity of 2.5 tonnes.

This model is 1:32 scale, and this is the version of the machine sold in European markets.

Genie is part of Terex.


The model comes in a Genie branded box, and is contained in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays, and is further protected by soft paper. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

There is no information about the model or the real machine.


The chassis is detailed with a plastic driveshaft linking the axles.  The wheels appear to be metal with the wheel nuts detailed, and nice small rough terrain tyres. 

The cab is very good.  On the outside there are fine gauge windscreen wipers and a good beacon light and mirror.  Inside the control panel and steering wheel are detailed and look realistic.

At the back soft hydraulic hoses run to the boom and the lights are painted, and there is a tiny Genie badge.  The engine cover is a nice metal casting with the Genie name indented and painted.  Grilles are represented by graphics.

At the front the lights and mirrors are plastic.

The boom is two-piece metal with small pin connections, and there are some nice graphics including the boom angle indicator.  Under the boom there are painted hydraulic pipes, and the inner boom section has extension markers.

The forks and plate are metal and are fixed with black pins which are unobtrusive.


Both axles steer with a moderate range of movement.

The boom elevates to a realistic angle, and the inner section telescopes smoothly with enough friction to hold a pose and a locking clip at full extension.

The plate can be angled and is controlled by a smooth cylinder.  The plate and forks can be unpinned and removed, and the forks can be positioned sideways.


This is a heavy model with a high metal content.

The graphics and paintwork are very good.


It is good value when obtained from Genie Merchandise.


This is a nice quality model which is robust and has good detailing.  It also functions well and interesting poses are possible.


The model was announced in August 2015 and became available in November of the same year. A version for the US market, the GTH-5519, was also produced as model 9281.

Profile view.
Steering on both axles.
Transmission underneath.
Nice graphics on the boom.
Large forks are adjustable sideways.
US version on the left.