Genie Lift GL-4 (Straddle Base) Material Lift

Genie Lift GL-4 (Straddle Base) Material Lift

Part Number: GL-4

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


Genie Industries Redmond, WA
Authorized Dealer

Product Description

Are you putting too much strain on your back lifting heavy loads?


Many people do not realize the amount of strain we put on our backs lifting heavy loads throughout the workday. According to the Mayo Clinic website, "Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once."


As one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, we should take proper care to ensure the safety of ourselves and our employees as we do our work.

Are you concerned with the well-being of your employees?

As employers, if we are not careful to look out for the safety of our employees, we run the serious risk of losing our best people to disability or worse -- a disability claim lawsuit.


Employees are more engaged and effective in work environments that give them the tools and support they need to be at their best.

Are you interested in learning how the Genie Lift 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 (Straddle Base) is for you!

Genie Lift GL-4 (Straddle 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, 37084GT and 37148GT

• Boom ($330)

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

• Ladder ($400)

- Part No. 37115GT and 5240GT includes 9138GT, 6090GT, 6091GT, 5372PGT, 16344GT, 5039GT, 5374GT, 5375GT, 5247GT, 6638GT, 11064GT, 5094GT, 6607GT, 5244GT, 6357GT, 5289GT, 5288GT & 5248GT

• Wheels ($330) and Casters (A) $250 (B) $390

- 10" pneumatic rear wheels (PN 80677GT) & 2.5" front swivel casters (PN 57731GT)

- 4-point caster option:

(A) 4" rear swivel casters, 2" front dual swivel casters (PN 57734GT), for straddle base only

(B) 5" rear swivel casters with side brakes, 4-point rotational locks with 2½" front swivel casters for straddle base only (PN 57740GT)

• Foot-Release Brakes ($330) (standard and straddle base only)*

- Part No. 37247-SGT, 37888GT

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

- Part No. 109852GT

• Standard Base

• Counterweight Base

- Part No. 38362GT

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 Straddle Base Models from the Same Genie Brand You Trust: GL-8, GL-10 & GL-12

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


Straddle base (all units)


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.

Wheels and Casters (standard and straddle base only)*

A 10" optional pneumatic rear tires and 2½" front swivel casters, 8" (20 cm.) non-marking rear wheels and 2" (5 cm.), front-swivel casters are standard on the standard and straddle base models and a 5" (12 cm.) rear-swivel casters with side brakes and fixed 4" (10 cm.) front wheels are standard on the counterweight base model.

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

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The Genie GL-4 Straddle 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.

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