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Genie Lift GL-4 (Counterweight Base) Material Lift
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Genie Lift GL-4 (Counterweight Base) Material Lift

5' 11" Max Lifting Height | 500 Lbs. Capacity | 5' 7.5" Stowed Height | 126 Lbs. Machine Weight


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Are you interested in learning how the GL-4 can increase productivity?

Since 1966, Genie Industries has been creating products to help us lift, push, and move ourselves and materials for more efficient job sites and warehouses. Today, Genie is a top aerial lift manufacturer with 4 plants worldwide. Millions and millions of hardworking businesses have come to depend on the reliability and longevity of their Genie lift. 


If you are in the business of loading/unloading trucks, stacking materials in a warehouse, commercial building, or just need a hand with your heavy loads, the Genie GL-4 is for you!

Genie Lift GL-4 (Counterweight Base)

The Genie Lift GL-4 lift can be used as a hand truck, forklift or dolly. This Genie Lift model is well suited for shipping/receiving, lifting heavy material to or from shelves, installing and repairing HVAC components, lifting and moving automotive parts, transporting computer and server components, as well as other manufacturing applications.


Max Lifting Height: 5 ft. 11 in.

Capacity: 500 lbs.

Machine Weight: 126 lbs.

(A) Stowed  Height (1, 2, 3): 5 ft. 7.5 in.

(B) Stowed Length: 1 ft.

(C) Outside Width: 2 ft. .75 in.

1The 10 in pneumatic rear wheel option will add 1 in (2.5 cm) to these specifications

2The counterweight base will add 1 in (2.5 cm) to these specifications

3The 4-point caster option B will add 1 in (2.5 cm) to these specifications


Load Platform ($330)

- Part No. 5403GT and 37148GT

• Boom ($330)

- Part No. 5402GT includes 5144GT & 5143GT, 35575GT and 37086GT includes 5143GT & 6090GT

Heavy Duty Winch ($280) (not available with ladder options)**

- Part No. 109852GT

• Standard Base

• Straddle Base

- Part No. 37083GT

For more than 50 years, Genie has gone above and beyond in its product development efforts, focusing on what customers need to be successful in their industries and applications — Genie innovations change the market and set the industry standard for quality, reliability and safety in aerial lift equipment.

More Counterweight Base Models from the Same Genie Brand You Trust: GL-8 & GL-10

Other Genie Material Lifts to Consider: GL-4 (Standard Base) & GL-4 (Straddle Base)

From Genie's Product Catalog:

With three base models and many accessories to choose from, the Genie® Lift™ is ideal for all your material handling needs. From the GL™-4 that lifts up to 500 lb (227 kg) to 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) to the GL-12 that lifts up to 350 lb (159 kg) to heights up to 13 ft 9.5 in (4.2 m), the Genie Lift is perfect for a variety of jobs. The Genie Lift is well suited for shipping/receiving, lifting heavy material to or from shelves, installing and repairing HVAC components, lifting and moving automotive parts, transporting computer and server components, as well as other manufacturing applications. Compact and versatile, this unit is also easily loaded in a pickup truck for convenient transport.

Choose from three bases to customize the Genie Lift for your job — it can be used as a hand truck, forklift or dolly for increased versatility and value:

Standard Base*

Compact design allows you to lift and maneuver in congested work areas. Great for general lifting and material delivery. Low loading height (GL-4, GL-8 shown here with optional pneumatic rear wheels).

Straddle Base*

Adjustable base legs straddle loads or fixed objects up to 36 in (91 cm) wide. Perfect for lifting small pallets, appliances and other bulky objects (GL-4, GL-8, GL-10, GL-12).

Counterweight Base

Short leg length lets you get close to your load. Excellent for accessing loads on countertops or shelves above fixed objects. Designed for use on level surfaces (GL-4, GL-8, GL-10).

Compact, Maneuverable Design

The telescoping aluminum frame design makes the unit extremely compact. In addition, the winch handle is reversible, and a hold-down mechanism secures the carriage for easy transport and storage.


Loading and unloading trucks

Stacking materials in a warehouse

Moving document file boxes

Portable work table

Lifting tools needed on a job

Job site productivity 

All-purpose pickup truck utility


Standard winch

Reversible winch handle for easy storage

Standard Features

4 in. fixed front wheels

5 in. rear swivel casters with side brakes 

Manual winch

Portable and compact design

Rolls easily through a single door

Standard forks

Transport carriage lock

Options & Accessories:

Platform for Load Handling

The optional load platform fits easily over forks to handle odd-shaped loads and can also be used as a portable work table.

Boom for Added Versatility

The boom option turns your Genie® Lift™ into a vertical crane or hoist capable of lifting up to 500 lb (227 kg) at 14 in (36 cm) and up to 300 lb (136 kg) at 20 in (51 cm) of reach.

Ladder for Increased Access** (standard and straddle base only)*

Attaching the sturdy aluminum ladder accessory makes your Genie Lift a combination lift truck and stepladder for increased access to lifting and installation tasks. The standard winch can be used while the ladder is in use or stowed.

Heavy Duty Winch (not available with ladder option)**

Counterweight Base (GL-4, -8, -10 only)

Video Overview of Genie Material Lifts:

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The Genie Lift GL-4 (Counterweight Base) in Action:

Included Genie Warranty:  1 year

If you are interested in learning more about Genie's Superlift Advantage material lifts, please call Gearflow at 800-554-3802 or chat us in the Gear Bot! We are looking forward to learning about your business needs, and discussing what the right lift would be.

Alternatively, if you have decided that this new Genie Lift is the one for you, you are welcome to checkout as normal. In-stock orders are shipped within 24 hours via LTL freight to your destination.

Our goal is to earn our customers’ business with responsive support—delivered where and when they want it.

Genie Industries was founded in 1966 when Bud Bushnell bought the manufacturing rights to a material lift that operated on compressed air. Customers seemed to be impressed with the “magic in the bottle” that was used to raise and lower the hoist — and, the “Genie” name was born. With growing demand for material lifts and aerial work platforms, products such as man-lifts, stick booms, articulated booms, light towers and telehandlers have been added to the Genie® product line. 

By the early 2000s, due to the economic downturn, the company decided to seek a partner that held the same values. Terex Corporation, with a history of acquiring equipment manufacturers worldwide proved a good match for the business. In 2002, Genie Industries was sold and became the Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) segment of Terex. Due to its strength and reputation in the marketplace, all Genie machines continue to be sold worldwide under the Genie brand.

“From the very beginning, Genie has been working to develop products that solve our customers' worksite challenges — and that process never ends,” says Matt Fearon, Genie President, Terex AWP. “Our team of product managers and engineers uses customers' input to design new products, featuring the latest technology to meet changing needs. We manufacture our products to stringent standards that help increase quality, lower costs and provide a high rental return on invested capital (rROIC).”

Today, Genie equipment is used in a variety of industries and applications worldwide, including rental, aviation, construction, entertainment, government and military, industrial, as well as warehouse and retail.

As a leading, global manufacturer of aerial lift equipment, Genie is dedicated to minimizing waste, improving quality, listening to customers and providing outstanding support long after the sale. These strategies have made Genie a trusted brand for decades and will keep taking customers and their businesses higher. 

“From Bud Bushnell’s garage to the 4,500 team members serving customers around the world today, Genie is the story of teamwork. Our customers have trusted us and helped us to build and define the aerial industry, as well as creating ways for people to work at height safely. It is through teamwork that we will continue to find new solutions and opportunities to take our customers higher,” says Fearon. “For us, 50 years was just the beginning — the best is yet to come.” 

Since the introduction of the original Genie® Hoist in 1966, Genie lightweight, low-cost material lifts — including the Genie Super Hoist™, Load Lifter™, Genie Lift™, Superlift Contractor®, Superlift Advantage® and Super Tower™ models — are designed to enhance worksite productivity with highly portable solutions for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications. Plus, a wide variety of options and accessories make them extremely adaptable to fit specific worksite needs. 

Genie material lifts are shipped free via LTL freight. Please call us or chat in the Gear Bot if you need your lift delivered to a residence or need a lift-gate. Additional fees may apply for add-on delivery services outside of a business with a dock.

Warranty Information:

Our knowledgeable, responsive warranty team is here to help make your warranty experience as seamless as possible. You can also maximize your equipment’s protection with Terex Xtend™, an extended service protection plan offering up to five years of comprehensive coverage.

> Online Claim Submission

> Standard 1-3-5 Year Warranty on all Booms, Scissors and Telehandlers

> Comprehensive 1 Year Warranty on Towed Products, Material Lifts and Aerial Work Platforms

> Terex Xtend™ Extended Service Protection Plan Offers 1-4 Years of extended coverage* (Available on all Booms, Scissors and Telehandlers)

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