Genie Increases Boom Lift Platform Capacity

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In an effort to increase operator productivity, Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Redmond, Wash., is offering Genie telescopic boom models with greater platform capacities within a restricted outreach. The Genie S-60X, S-60XC, S-60 Trax, and S-80X will feature restricted platform capacities up to 1,250 pounds and 500 pounds of unrestricted capacities. The increased capacity allows up to three occupants in the platform, which can enhance productivity. New booms with this feature will be available in all ANSI and CSA markets beginning March 1.

With the dual capacity booms, the operator enters the platform, starts the machine, then selects either 500 pounds of the unit’s maximum capacity. The machine will set the appropriate outreach and operating envelope based on the input. If the platform reaches the maximum envelope. The machine will stop and a light will flash to alert the operator. If the operator wants to change the platform capacity, he or she must select the new capacity.

 “The dual capacity of the work platform now allows the operator the choice of setting the appropriate capacity for the necessary operation,” said Frank Schneider, Genie® Booms Product Manager, Terex AWP. “Although there are other dual capacity products in the industry, the Genie dual capacity booms are the only ones which allow the operator the ability to select the desired maximum load capacity that automatically restricts the operating envelope.”

Other benefits of these units include a ramped boom control system, which provides smooth boom functions due to angle sensors and limit switches, resulting in finer control. A virtual pivot primary boom aligns the machine’s center of gravity, resulting in lower machine weight. Fixed width axles provide faster setup time, increasing jobsite productivity, while active oscillating axles provide superior traction increasing jobsite access and productivity.

A simplified hydraulic system provides smooth motion for users, while cable sequenced boom assembly make the booms easy to inspect. Both features help to reduce service time. A heavy duty platform better withstands increased platform loads.