Genie Streamlines Maintenance for Scissors, Telehandlers

Genie Streamlines Maintenance for Scissors, Telehandlers

Genie's new consolidated maintenance protocol for its GS scissor lifts and GTH telehandlers will help North American owners reduce maintenance time and costs.

The updated procedures and simplified intervals of the new Genie maintenance instructions let rental store owners keep equipment out on rent longer while making routine maintenance simpler and quicker.

“With rental equipment constantly going out and coming in, the streamlined maintenance procedures reduce the number of visits a Genie scissor lift or telehandler needs to make to the shop for preventive care," says Karen Stash, Genie senior director, global product management and marketing, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). "Less time in the shop translates to more time out on rent, lowering our customers’ total cost of ownership and driving a higher rental return on invested capital (rROIC). This approach makes scheduled maintenance less time-consuming and fits within the way our customers work at the branch level.”

Genie's new maintenance protocol condenses six maintenance manuals into one, easy-to-use manual. The one-stop maintenance manual contains complete performance specifications, as well as a streamlined list of maintenance tasks to complete. It comes in printed or digital format for easy integration into custom electronic systems.

The new protocol recommends extended service intervals; for example, many periodic procedures for scissor lifts have moved from quarterly and semi-annually to annually. Commissioning has changed, too. Rather than perform some of the tasks at the 30-hour mark and some at 50 hours or longer, all of the commissioning assignments for scissor lifts and telehandlers are now set for 50 hours and 150 hours.

The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America: Download the new manuals for at or order a hard copy using service part number 1272215 for scissor lifts or service part number 1272858 for telehandlers.


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