Genie Unveils World's Tallest Self-Propelled Boom Lift at Bauma

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The 180-ft. Genie SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boom lift was introduced today at Bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany. The largest of its kind in the market, the boom lift is suited for applications in the oil and gas industries, commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance.

The Genie SX-180 is built to safely and quickly lift operators higher than any previously offered self-propelled boom lift. With a 180-ft. vertical reach and 80-ft. horizontal reach, the Genie SX-180 provides a working envelope ideal for the most extreme access jobs. The 8-ft by 3-ft. platform has an  unrestricted capacity of 750 lb.  The 10-ft., 180 degree rotating jib positions 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 ft. and 0.1 mph above 125 ft.                                                  

The newly designed X-chassis extends and retracts to provide stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. The boom lift’s stowed dimensions are 10 ft. in height and 8'2" wide. With a stowed length of 42'7", the 54,000 lbs. machine requires no over-width or over-height permits allowing it to be easily transported on a truck. “This X-chassis design is also used on our new Genie ZX-135 articulating boom introduced earlier this year,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, booms and telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “This allows our big booms to share many design features providing parts and operating commonality.” 

The Genie SX-180 is designed with reliability and serviceability in mind. There is easy access to important systems and components, robust hose and harness routings, and access to slew bearing bolts from topside. The rotating jib offers a robust slew bearing and worm drive arrangement. 

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. Customers may choose from either a Deutz or Perkins engine. A 50-gallon fuel tank for longer run time and a 7.5 KW generator are standard equipment. 

Worldwide availability will begin in the second half of 2013.