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Genie Super Hoist GH 5.6 Material Lift
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Genie Super Hoist GH 5.6 Material Lift

18' 4" Lifting Height | 250 Lbs. Capacity | 4' 6" Stowed Height | 82 Lbs. Machine Weight


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Are you interested in learning how the Genie Super Hoist 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 Super Hoist GH-5.6 is for you!

Genie Super Hoist GH-5.6

Powered by CO2 or compressed air, the Genie Super Hoist GH 5.6 material lifts are lightweight and portable. They can be set up in seconds with no tools. And, they can easily transported by one person.


(A) Lifting Height: 18 ft. 4.5 in. (5.60 m)

Load Capacity: 250 lbs. (113 kg)

(A) Stowed Height: 4 ft. 6 in.

Machine Weight: 82 lbs.

(B) Platform Length: 1 ft. 5 in.

(C) Platform Width: 2 ft.

(D) Base Width (corner-to-corner): 4 ft. 5 in.

*Weight will vary depending on options and/or country standards


• Platform Cradle Package ($330)

- For Platform Part No. 2353GT and 23172GT includes 6563GT & 10262GT

- For Cradle Part No. 80598GT and 23051GT includes 22578GT, 22577GT & 80598GT

• Brushed Aluminum 20 Lbs. (9 Kg) CO2 Tank ($595)

- Part No. 2373-SGT

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.

Other Super Hoist Model from the Same Genie Brand You Trust: Super Hoist GH 3.8

From Genie's Product Catalog:

The Genie® brand was born in 1966 with the original Genie Hoist — a unique portable pneumatic lift that was so successful, it launched the development of a full range of material hoists and aerial work platforms. Today’s Genie Super Hoist™ lift continues the legacy of innovation with an incredibly compact, easy-to-use design. This portable telescoping pneumatic hoist uses CO2 or compressed air to lift up to 300 lb (136 kg) to heights of 12 ft 5.6 in (3.8 m) or up to 250 lb (113 kg) up to 18 ft 4.5 in (5.6 m).

Flexible Power: The hoist is powered by either CO2 or compressed air and provides approximately 80 to 90 lifts from a single tank of CO2. The “one size fits all” bottle mounting bracket accepts any common CO2 bottle size. A 20-lb (9 kg) CO2 tank is also available as an accessory. The hose stretches 16 ft (4.87 m) for added mobility and stores around brackets underneath the platform when not in use.

Easy Operation: Up and down functions, including the dump valve, can all be activated from the pistol-grip control handle, which clips to a storage button on the side of the cylinder when not in use.

Lightweight, compact and portable, this telescoping pneumatic hoist allows an individual to lift heavy loads into place for installation.

Platform Cradle Package: Available as an accessory to handle odd-shaped items.

Versatile Applications: Lift, position and install a wide variety of materials, including metal and fiberboard air ducts, overhead sprinklers/plumbing, drywall and ceiling panels, as well as electrical fixtures.

Quick, Easy Setup: Sets up in seconds — no special tools required. The one-piece platform attaches to the cylinder

with a twist of the wrist. Legs fold out from the base, and the lock mechanism keeps each leg out for use (or up for storage). Casters also lock in place with the touch of a toe.

Lightweight, Compact Design: The compact size and weight allow one person to lift and place heavy loads, yet quickly move from job to job. The hoist is completely portable and easy to store and transport. It’s so lightweight and compact, it fits in the trunk of most cars.

Common Uses for the Genie GH-5.6:

Stacking materials in a warehouse

Portable work table

Lifting tools needed on a job

Job site productivity


Portable and compact design

Up and down dump valve can be easily activated by patented control handle

Quick setup requires no tools

The one-piece platform attaches to cylinder with a twist of the wrist

Legs fold up and lock for easy storage

Caster brakes

Auto-lubricating oil reservoir on top of each piston inside the cylinder

Easy to service

One-piece platform

Powered by CO2 or compressed air

One size fits all CO2 bottle mounting bracket

Options & Accessories:

• Platform cradle package

• 20 lbs. (9 kg) CO2 tank, brushed aluminum

Video Overview of Genie Material Lifts:

More Images:

*Enlarged view of the Pipe Cradle

*CO2 tank enlarged view

The Genie Super Hoist GH 5.6 in Action:

*The Genie Super Hoist lifting lighting and helping install the lights on stage

*The Genie Super Hoist acting as an extra set of hands at height

*Lifting the stage equipment where it needs to go

*The Genie Super Hoist helping setup a stage before a performance

*The Genie Super Hoist 5.6 lifting lighting equipment on stage for performance preparation

*The Genie Super Hoist installing vents

*The Super Hoist lifting pipes into place

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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