Terex AWP announces its new generation of boom lifts, the Xtra Capacity XC Series. All Genie XC booms combine the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted range of motion with a platform capacity of 660 lbs. and a restricted operating envelope capacity of 1,000 lb. To support additional weight on the platform, Genie XC booms are engineered with an updated boom structure that boasts increased performance, range of motion and envelope control, as well as a robust jib capable of easily handling the standard 1,000-lb. maximum capacity.
“Genie XC booms reduce the number of lift cycles,” says Adam Hailey, Genie Director of Product Management, Terex AWP, “as well as the amount of equipment, operators will need to get tools and materials to work areas at height. Doing more with a single unit saves time and increases productivity.”
The 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.
To increase performance, decrease setup time, and improve the overall productivity, all Genie XC models have the ability to do zero-load field calibration. These new Genie booms are equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and adjusts the envelope to match the load chart. A tilt sensor also gives users access to different ranges of motion based on the machine’s rated slope limit, on certain machines even on extreme angles, maximizing the ability to access even the most hard-to-reach work areas.
An updated CAN-based control system on most of the new Genie XC models brings the familiar SmartLink control system features to these new booms. Operators will find the control layouts on these new Genie XC machines to be consistent and intuitive, making operation of the booms easy and straightforward. “Service technicians will appreciate the onboard diagnostics available on the new LCD display at the ground controls,” says Hailey, “allowing machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting right on the machine — no need for a laptop or any additional accessories.”
Hailey also notes that the new Genie XC booms share commonality in design, parts, and accessories, as well as serviceability benefits, including easy access to crucial service points, with all Genie products.