Genie Releases GS-4655 Slab Scissor Lift

Genie Releases GS-4655 Slab Scissor Lift

Sep. 17, 2019 – Designed to meet global demand for indoor and outdoor high-height and narrow-access applications, the new Genie GS-4655 slab scissor lift, the latest addition to the brand’s large electric slab scissor lift family, will soon be available worldwide.

Adhering to the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America, as well as boasting global commonality with European (EN 280) and other international standards, this new Genie GS model comes in a compact, lightweight package that combines increased battery runtime and fully sealed AC electric motors for maximized productivity and drive efficiency. The Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is spec’d for use on jobsites globally, complying with load sense requirements, as well as indoor and outdoor use ratings, in ANSI, CSA, and CE markets.

The Genie GS-4655 scissor lift model goes into production in late 2019, and will be available immediately in North America and China, with rest-of-the-world deliveries starting in 2020.

“The new Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is designed with the capacity, runtime, and gradeability needed to access and perform on demanding jobsites,” says Mike Flanagan, Genie product manager, Terex AWP. “We engineered this new scissor lift to deliver the height and jobsite performance in a low cost of ownership package that will strengthen any rental fleet.”

Designed for use in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, the Genie GS-4655 scissor lift combines a narrow chassis (4’ 7” / 1.4 m), indoor working height (52’ / 16.02 m), maximum outdoor working height (34’ 6” / 10.7 m), and a 770-lb. (350 kg) platform capacity to maximize rental utilization and productivity on the jobsite.

The Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is also equipped with a 4’ (1.2 m) roll out extension deck, providing access in the slab scissor category, and offers full-drive height capabilities at the 46’ (14 m) maximum platform height.

The scissor lift is equipped with an innovative, high-performance AC electric drive system, replacing the traditional hydraulic drive motors and reducing the number of hydraulic service points. Boasting “go anywhere” capabilities, the heavy-duty front-wheel electric drive motors are fully sealed to ensure it can stand up to harsh jobsite conditions. With 25% gradeability and a 14° breakover angle, the Genie GS-4655 scissor lift can climb demanding ramps for easy transportability.

The unit’s AC electric drive technology, combined with regenerative breaking, also ensures that increased runtime per charge is possible, maximizing jobsite productivity. Other advantages of the new AC electric drive technology include precise and smooth drive control, and fewer hydraulic touch points.

“Driving global design commonality with international standards, such as the EN 280 (European standards), we took advantage of the changing ANSI/CSA standards in North America to harmonize our scissor lift family worldwide,” says Flanagan. “The Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is a brand new model that can be used on jobsites globally, adhering to load sense requirements, and indoor and outdoor use ratings in ANSI, CSA, and CE markets.”

To adhere to the wind-rating requirements in the new ANSI and CSA standards in North America, based on an ISO standard, the new Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is equipped with dual zone capabilities, rating it for indoor and outdoor use. It will be full-height-capable indoors, with reduced maximum platform height outdoors — simplifying fleet management and boosting utilization in indoor and outdoor applications.

To utilize this dual work zone feature, the GS-4655 is equipped with “indoor” and “outdoor” zone selection buttons, enabling operators to select the appropriate zone to match the working environment. When operating outdoors, maximum platform height will be reduced to adhere to wind rating requirements set forth in global standards.

Like other Genie scissor lift models, the GS-4655 unit features the unique Smart Link control system that includes proportional lift and drive functionality that allows for precise controllability and smooth handling characteristics. It also has standard function select timeouts and easy to read operational codes. It’s equipped with a load sense system that continuously monitors the platform load to make sure operators are working within the machine’s rated capacity.

Heavy-duty and rental-ready, the Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is equipped with side-by-side platform railings for easy deck extension and retraction. The platform is engineered with diamond plate platform flooring, which provides a durable, long-life gripping surface. With the link stack centered under the platform, the operator is provided with a stable feel and optimal comfort while working at height.

New to this model, side forklift pockets are included in the chassis, simplifying transportability, as well as jobsite or rental yard logistics and storage.

The new Genie GS-4655 scissor lift shares commonality in design, parts, and accessories, as well as serviceability benefits, with the Genie GS scissor lift family. For example, swing-out service trays allow for unobstructed access to all machine components, including the hydraulic and electrical systems, simplifying service and maintenance.

The onboard Genie Smart Link control system simplifies troubleshooting with easy to read and user-friendly machine adjustments and built-in diagnostics, reducing downtime and maximizing rental return on invested capital (rROIC). The new Genie GS-4655 model is compatible with the Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostic tool, which enables plug-and-play software updates, settings adjustments and calibrations, with full error code readouts for simple diagnosing and troubleshooting. 

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