“As aerial lifts continue to evolve, jobsite working height and work envelope requirements continue to increase,” said Woody Weld, chairman and chief executive officer of Acme Lift. “Up to now, no solution existed for the over 150-foot reach requirement for self-propelled aerial man lifts. Unfortunately, that high work could only be performed by cranes with attached or suspended man baskets in the past.” With machines like the SX-180, workers have a faster and safer way to reach extended heights, Weld added.
“Acme Lift will invest heavily to grow our new 180-foot self-propelled aerial lift fleet so that rental companies may have access to these units every day and everywhere," he said. "Because these new units are also relatively easy to transport, we believe they will become a very important part of the Acme Lift rental fleet.”
The Genie SX-180 boom lift is designed to be easily transported and is ideally suited for applications in the oil and natural gas industries, as well as commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance. With a 180-foot vertical reach and an 80-foot horizontal reach, the SX-180 provides a working envelope ideal for the most extreme access jobs. The 8'x3' work platform has an unrestricted capacity of 750 pounds. The 10-foot jib rotates 60 degrees horizontally and 135 degrees vertically to position workers and gear exactly where they are needed.
The machine is designed to be driven at full height. Travel speeds vary based on boom position and range from 2.5 mph with the boom in the stowed position, 0.4 mph below 125 feet, and 0.1 mph above 125 feet.
The Genie SX-180 boom lift’s newly designed chassis includes the patented XChassis axle system, which extends and retracts to provide stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. The boom lift’s stowed dimensions are 10 ft. high by 8'2" wide. With a stowed length of 42'7", the 55,000-pound machine requires no over width or over height permits, allowing it to be easily transported on a truck.
New platform controls consist of toggle switches and fully proportional jib and boom controls. The ground controls offer an updated function diagram layout and tactile membrane switches. A 50-gallon fuel tank provides excellent run time and a 7.5 kilowatt generator are standard equipment.