Genie ZX-135/70 Articulating Boom Lift Redesigned | Daily Construction News

Genie products has introduced the new Genie ZX-135/70 articulating boom. The 135 ft. boom has been significantly redesigned, with important improvements in reliability, performance, operator features, and serviceability. The Genie ZX-135/70 is already in production and available for purchase in all worldwide markets.

“The Genie ZX-135/70 is an important step toward the introduction of a new family of next generation aerials,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, booms and telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “Our customers will be delighted with many of the new ground-breaking designs and products that we are introducing now and in the near future.”

The ZX-135/70 offers versatility in the self-propelled 120-135-ft. market. The boom features a maximum platform height of 135 ft., 69' 9" of horizontal outreach, and an unmatched 75 ft. of up-and-over clearance.

The ZX-135/70 features a new X-Chassis design. This revolutionary design provides a wider footprint and reduces occupied floor pressure by 30%. The boom lift’s axles extend to a 17 ft. width and retract to 8 ft., requiring no over-width highway permits. The robust, box-section axles pivot from vertical mounting pins, providing easy and reliable machine set-up, with hose and hard line protection throughout.

The new extending jib provides access by extending from a retracted length of 12 ft. to an extended length of 20 ft. This new design provides access to “up, over, and in” applications inaccessible by a traditional jib.

Platform controls have been updated with new toggle switches and a tactile membrane surface, and feature proportional Hall-effect joysticks for all major functions. The advantages of Hall-effect joysticks are that they have fewer moving parts and all adjustments are stored on one control card at the ground control station. The new tri-axis joystick controls the primary boom’s up/down, extend/retract and turntable rotate movements, while a second tri-axis joystick controls the jib’s up/down, extend/retract and platform rotate movements.

The self-supporting cable track has been strengthened with updated hose and cable runs and is capable of supporting platform options such as the heavy duty welder, weld leads, platform work lights, and/or air lines.

The Genie ZX-135 articulating boom lift provides easy access for numerous serviceability points, with hard lines for increased protection. New angle sensors feature larger resolution margins for improved calibration stability.

“The new Genie ZX-135 has been significantly improved and updated, and is clearly the standard of the industry in the large, articulated boom market,” said Krieger. “Customers will experience a new level of aerial boom lift performance, reliability and ease of operation with the new Genie ZX-135.”


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