Genie Offers New Positive Air Shutdown System

Genie Offers New Positive Air Shutdown System

March 29, 2019 – Genie announced that the company’s booms and telehandlers are now available from the factory “rental-ready” for industries and applications requiring positive air shutdown. To prevent diesel engine runaway in sensitive work environments, the Genie positive air shutdown system meets the strictest jobsite requirements and global environmental standards. 

“This new safe-use solution is designed specifically for Genie booms and telehandlers equipped with Tier 4 Final Deutz diesel engines, simplifying operation and service to help our customers maximize rental uptime and increase their rental return on invested capital (rROIC),” said Sean Larin, Genie product manager, Terex AWP. 

According to Larin, positive air shutdown systems are engineered to completely stop a diesel engine if it begins to experience a runaway incident. “This scenariooccurs when combustible gas, dust, or vapor is sucked into a diesel engine’s air intake, causing the engine RPM to speed out of control.”

The new Genie positive air shutdown system for Tier 4 Final Deutz diesel engines is designed with a simple to use automaticengine shut-off feature that includes RPM monitoring. The system comes equipped with a plug-and-play CAN bus controller to monitor the engine’s standard RPM sensors, a sealed butterfly valve, and a long-life motor, which reduce the risk of downtime compared to third-party kits that tap into bell housings and alternator outputs. And, installed from the factory, it can save customers up to a full day of installation time and expensive labor costs compared with putting in third-party systems. 

Backed by Genie support and warranty, the Genie positive air shutdown system for Tier 4 Final Deutz diesel engines is currently availableas a factory-installed option, and in the future, as a Genie aftermarket parts kit.