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Genie Lift, GL- 8, Straddle Base - Heavy-Duty Aluminum Manual Lift, 400 lbs Load Capacity, Lift Height 10' 0.5" from Ground Level

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Genie
Part Number GL8-straddle-base
Load Capacity 400  pounds
Maximum Lifting Height 120.5  inches
Number of Items 1
UNSPSC Code 24101604

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Product Features

  • Telescoping aluminum frame for use as hand truck, forklift, or dolly
  • Standard steel forks for lifting loads to a maximum height of 10' .5" (3.06 m)
  • Straddle base for increased maneuverability
  • Capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg) for lifting heavy loads
  • Lift weighs 145 lbs (65.8 kg) for applications with weight limitations

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 165 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: GL8-straddle-base
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,780 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

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Product Description

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  • Straddle base for increased maneuverability
  • Capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg) for lifting heavy loads
  • Lift weighs 145 lbs (65.8 kg) for applications with weight limitations

The Genie GL-8 is a material lift, with a straddle base that adjusts to accommodate loads or fixed objects up to 35" wide, that can be used as a hand truck, forklift, or dolly. The telescoping aluminum frame makes the lift compact and lightweight, while steel forks make the lift more durable. The lift has a 10' .5" (3.06 m) maximum lifting height and a 400 lb (181 kg) capacity for lifting and moving heavy items.

Protects Flooring with Non-Marking Wheels and Dual Swivel Casters

It comes with non-marking 2" (5 cm) dual wheel front swivel casters, and 8" (20 cm) rear wheels for protecting floors when transporting items.

Designed for Easy Maneuverability and Storage

The lift has a hold-down bar to secure the aluminum mast during transport, and can fit through most standard doorways. Lifting power is provided from a standard winch, which is reversible for compact storage.

About Material Lifts

Material lifts are used for lifting a variety of loads such as installation of electrical fixtures, ducts, drywall, ceiling panels, and overhead sprinklers, among many others. For industrial use only.

About Genie Industries

Genie Industries, a subsidiary of Terex Corporation, was founded in 1966 with the introduction of the Genie Hoist, a portable pneumatic material lift. Genie is headquartered in Redmond, WA, and manufactures a variety of lifts, booms, light towers, and telehandlers.

Genie GL-8 Material Lift with Aluminum Straddle Base Lifestyle Shot
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Genie GL-8 Material Lift with Aluminum Straddle Base Specifications

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. on February 21, 2013
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This is a fine tool. Its build is robust, and it is easy to operate. It has a telescoping mast, which is just under six feet high when lowered and a bit over ten feet high when fully raised. A manual winch and a system of pulleys raise and lower the mast smoothly; upper half of the mast slides in grooves in the lower half, and the two parts fit together quite precisely.

The machine has hard rubber wheels (preferable to pneumatics, in my view), and a "straddling" base, each arm of which has three independent width settings. The machine is very stable on level surface, but maneuvering the wide base in tight places can be tricky.

The mast can be locked in lowered position and the winch handle stowed; the lift can then be used as a large hand truck or a dolly, since it has a pair of auxiliary wheels on the top of the mast, as well as a padded handlebar. All of the adjustments (base width, fork orientation, mast locking, stowing the winch handle) are done by means of spring-loaded pins and require no tools, which is convenient.

I have used this lift in some large-scale house renovation, and for moving machine tools around the workshop, and it has done everything as promised so far.

The only negative comment that I have is about the packaging: the forklift came in a flimsy cardboard box, completely inadequate for its weight and size. I gave Amazon a black eye rating for this, and I hope that they will pay attention.
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