This week, Terex AWP introduced the 135-ft. Genie SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift. The first model in the new Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) family, the Genie SX-135XC boom lift has 90-ft of outreach, a 660-lb. unrestricted lift capacity, the ability to work 19'8" below grade, and a 12'11" x 13'6" compact footprint.
“With 10 ft. more outreach and 32% more capacity than a typical self-propelled boom of this size,” says Adam Hailey, Genie Director of Product Management, Terex AWP, “the Genie SX-135XC boom lift is ideal for rental customers working on challenging jobsite applications with its unique up-and-over style capability to navigate obstacles at height.”
The unit is built to safely and quickly lift operators to full platform height in 2-1/2 minutes and drive at full height. Powered by a Deutz TD2.9 L4 74-hp Tier 4/Stage 3B emissions-compliant diesel engine, the Genie SC-135XC has four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer capabilities.
The Genie SX-135XC boom also boasts exceptional range of motion with an 18 to 30 ft. Telescoping Jib-Extend™ jib, which offers operators up and over capabilities, as well as 125° of jib articulation (55° down to 70° up). The working envelope is also increased with this boom’s extended reach out and down capability — 19'8" of reach below grade.
“To accommodate the Genie SX-135XC boom lift’s increased capacity and range of motion,” says Hailey, “Genie engineers developed a new hydraulically Telescoping Jib-Extend design that is robust enough to handle all of the up, over, out and below tasks rental customers need to do. And when the job is done, the jib is designed to be stowed under the primary boom for ease of transport.”
With the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift and access tasks on rough terrain using a single machine, the new Genie family of XC boom lifts, including this Genie SX-135XC model, offer a dual lift capacity with an unrestricted 660 lbs. and a restricted 1,000 lb., allowing three people to be in the platform while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials. The new XC design includes a standard 8-ft. tri-entry platform with side-swing gate.
On, Off and Around Jobsites
Designed with transportability in mind, the Genie SX-135XC boom features the new Genie mini XChassis axle design, which extends and retracts the axles to and from the stowed position with a more compact footprint — 8'2" x 13'6" retracted or 12'11" x 13'6" extended — to provide stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. “Similar in design to the full-size XChassis expanding axle on the Genie SX-150, SX-180 and ZX-135 booms,” says Hailey, “the mini XChassis system boasts two-thirds the footprint of the full-size version for excellent maneuverability on and around confined jobsites without disrupting people or traffic.”
Weighing 47,900 lbs., with an overall transport length of 43'7", a tail swing of 3'9", and a ground clearance of 15 in., the Genie SX-135XC boom lift is transportable on a standard trailer. No over width or over height permits are required.
The Xtra Capacity, or XC, nomenclature also lets rental customers know that this new boom complies with the overload restriction guidelines in the proposed ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as the current European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards. Hailey notes that all Genie XC models include a new low-maintenance load sense cell technology that monitors the weight on the platform and disables function if the load exceeds the platform load limit. “The overload sense functionalities are compensated for on all Genie XC boom models by increased platform load capacity, increasing these booms’ utilization in heavy-load applications compared to units with more restrictive platform load limits,” he says.
The new Genie SX-135XC boom shares commonality in design, parts and accessories, as well as serviceability benefits, including easy access to crucial service points, with all Genie products.