Genie Offers New Options for Z-62/40 Articulating Boom Lift | Construction News

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To enhance performance in rugged work environments, Genie has introduced three new options for its Z-62/40 articulating boom lift: four-wheel steering, the TraX track-drive system, and a Deutz 74-hp (55 kW) turbocharged Tier 4F diesel engine. The new options offer more versatility in meeting the demands of the work environment, terrain, climate, and the job at hand.

Four-Wheel Steering
The four-wheel steering option on the Genie Z-62/40 boom enables operators to get to and from work areas efficiently, even over rough terrain, and provides additional maneuverability. Four-wheel steering lets the operator steer the front and rear wheels at the same time, resulting in improved responsiveness and precision, a smaller turning radius, and increased maneuverability in tight areas. Combined with the enhanced maneuverability of the Z-62/40 boom’s four-wheel steering capability, the four-wheel drive and full-time active oscillating axles increase wheel contact with the ground on irregular terrain, improving the smoothness of the ride.

TraX Track Drive

The Genie TraX system is built to work on a site with mud, sand, snow, or gravel, or just generally soft footing. Unlike traditional steel-tracked crawler booms, the Genie Z-62/40 TraX machine can be used in most applications like a wheeled machine, allowing operators to maximize utilization. The exclusive Genie four-point TraX track drive option provides exceptional terrainability and contact pressure as low as 12 psi for reduced damage to sensitive surfaces. The TraX unit has wide, rubber tracks for increased flotation and traction, so soft, wet, rough terrain or other sensitive surfaces like turf won’t slow operators down.

Tier 4F Engine

The Genie Z-62/40 articulating boom is available with a new 74-hp (55 kW) Tier 4F Deutz TD 2.9 water-cooled, four-cylinder inline engine that uses cooled, external exhaust gas recirculation with turbocharging. The engine uses a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) for maintenance-free operation in all applications and ambient conditions. This engine choice provides this boom lift with plenty of power to get the job done, as well as the ability to work more efficiently at higher altitudes. This engine package is required when using a Genie Z-62/40 boom equipped with the TraX track drive option.

Exceptional Jobsite Performance Is Standard

The Z-62/40 boom lift continues to offer the same great features its known for, including a working height of 67'11" and provides exceptional horizontal outreach with a maximum of 40'11". It delivers excellent up-and-over clearance of 25'7" with a maximum lifting capacity of 500 lbs. It also offers zero rear tail swing, minimal front turntable tail swing in the stowed position, and can reach down to 5'6" below ground.

The Z-62/40 boom lift has a 5-ft. jib with 135° of motion. The Genie Fast Mast boom system lets operators can descend and retrieve needed tools or materials and quickly return to working height with just one boom function. The dual parallelogram lift linkage allows precise positioning of the platform for improved productivity. A proportional controls deliver smooth operation.

The Genie Z-62/40 articulating boom options will be available globally within Q2, 2016.