The Genie S-40 and S-45 telescopic booms are now available with the company’s exclusive “four-point” Trax track-drive system. The track-style travel system lets the new Genie S-40 Trax and S-45 Trax drive on almost any surface and reduces damage to sensitive ground surfaces. The new S-45 Trax was rolled out for the first time September 14-16 at the APEX show in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The S-40 Trax has a lift height of 40 feet, a vertical reach of 31 feet, and a gross weight of 14, 440 pounds. The S-45 Trax has a lift height of 46 feet, a vertical reach of 36 feet, and a gross weight of 17, 440 pounds.
The new Genie S-40 Trax and S-45 Trax telescopic boom lifts use a patented track system that puts an independent triangular track at each corner of the unit, as compared to traditional “skid steer” designs that have a full-length track on each side. With patented active oscillating axles, the tracks maintain contact with the ground on uneven and undulating surfaces to retain maximum power and torque.
“The new Trax models provide increased usability and comfort,” said Frank Schneider, senior product manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “The four-point track system allows the tracks to drive softer over sensitive surfaces while also reducing the platform movement. This is a superior product for specific geographies such as the southern United States and northern Europe, where soil and site conditions require specialized pieces of equipment.”
Because the tracks are encased in rubber, they do less damage to sensitive ground surfaces, such as turf, while still remaining rigid. Reduced ground pressure provides a high level of “floatation” in sand, mud and compacted snow.
The Genie Trax booms offer traditional front wheel steering with a 30° steering angle. By driving and steering like a wheeled machine, each triangular track can swivel 22° up and down to follow undulating terrain and sharp changes in slope, such as the break-over angle found on many transport trailers.
The maximum travel speed of 2.5 mph, lets units get around jobsites quickly.
The narrow width of the machine allows the boom lifts to be trailered without over-width permits. The narrow chassis and front-wheel steering allow the Trax booms to fit easily into narrow locations and tight jobsites with ease.
The Trax booms share a common chassis with the standard wheeled Genie S-40 and S-45 machines resulting in service parts commonality, so limited new service training and service parts are required.
The Genie S-40/45 Trax will be available globally in the first quarter of 2012.