GRANTHAM, UK (March 28th, 2017) – As part of its continuous focus on “Building the Future,” at Vertikal Days to be held at Silverstone from May 24th –to 25th, Northamptonshire, on its stand n°112/114, Genie will be showcasing innovations that concentrate on industry needs for enhanced operator safety, increased lift capacities and power systems that respond to today’s increasingly environment-conscious European. All these developments focus on increasing productivity, rates of utilization and cost-effectiveness to support lower cost of ownership and improved ROI.  


Genie products on display will include NEW Genie® Xtra Capacity™ (XC) booms, the hybrid Genie® Z™-60/37FE fuel-electric articulating boom, among other popular Genie models such as the GS™-4069BE bi-energy scissor lift, GS™-4047 electric scissor lift, and accessories and unique services like Genie Service Solutions (GSS) and technical support provided by the expanded Genie UK service support team since the acquisition of Platform Service & Repair Limited (PSR).


Focusing on operator safety, during the show machines will be equipped to demonstrate the benefits of to the Genie® Lift Guard™ range - a new generation of secondary operator protection accessories featuring the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm and Fall Arrest Bar.


Genie® SX-135XC “Xtra Capacity” boom lift

The Genie® SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift delivers industry leading outreach of 90 ft (27 m) and dual capacity (660 lb/1,000lb or 300 kg/ 454 kg) throughout the full working envelope for incredible operational accessibility. It is the first telescopic boom in the new Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) stick boom family and offers an excellent start to finish solution, from helping to build foundations below ground level and upwards in addition to provide excellent maneuverability on and around confined jobsites without disrupting people or traffic. The Genie SX-135XC boom lift positions workers and gear exactly where they are needed in 2-1/2 minutes up to 135 ft (41m) and is drive enabled at full height. The Genie SX-135XC boom lift reduces the number of trips from ground to working height to load tools and materials and thanks to the precise weight control, the 3 operators on board will gain in terms of efficiency, productivity and jobsite safety as a whole with this new extra capacity Genie model.


Hybrid Genie Z-60/37FE fuel-electric articulating boom

A “true” hybrid machine, the Genie Z-60/37FE boom is a “2-in1” solution and a breakthrough that offers rental companies the choice of investing and managing their fleets differently. Equipped with high-efficiency three-phase AC electric drive motors, an AC motor generator and a 18.5kW Kubota engine, the hybrid Genie Z-60/37FE boom combines the power and durability of a diesel machine and the quiet, clean efficiency of electric units leading to true versatile application possibilities and therefore high utilization rates.


The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm

Available as a standard factory-installed feature on most* Genie Z™ and S™ boom lifts, or as an aftermarket kit adapted to Genie machines produced as from 2003, this new generation Secondary Operator Protection system provides additional operator protection from overhead obstructions. Designed with only a few fasteners and electric harness connections, this new system can be installed or removed in less than 30 minutes. The aftermarket kit will be available in Europe as from mid-2017.


Active whenever the footswitch on the boom is enabled, this new operator protection provides a free-movement zone e between the activation cable and control box which allows operator mobility after system activation. When pressure is applied to the cable, it disconnects, stops any active lift and drive functions and alerts others that the operator may need help. The system includes audio and visual warnings on the platform, with continuous notifications until the cable is reset. To reset operators only need to click the activation cable back into place. This new generation secondary operator system is compatible with other Genie attachments such as the tubular steel structure and platform control box cover


The new Genie Fall Arrest Bar

Because there are times when operators need to step out of the platform onto an adjacent structure to perform their necessary tasks, this new system enables operators to use their Genie boom lifts as a fall arrest anchor to remain connected when working outside the platform. Featuring a smooth, sliding, horizontal track design, the Genie Fall Arrest Bar accessory (available for either 1.83 m/ 6 ft or 2.4 m/8 ft platforms) will keep operators in compliance with what is mandated on customer job sites and can be added to nearly all Genie booms depending on specific country regulations. This accessory allows operators to tie off and move freely outside the platform using a shock-absorbing lanyard. The enclosed track, made from high-strength steel, protects the trolley from weather and debris. The system’s easily identifiable yellow bar attaches quickly and easily within 15 minutes for fast setup and removal.


Throughout the event, Genie team specialists will be on hand for customers to learn how its Terex Financial Service, PSR and time-proven Genie Service Solutions (GSS) offering can simplify and make their business more profitable.



image * This new accessory is configured as standard on most Genie Z™ (articulated) and S™ (telescopic) boom lifts except Genie Z-33/18 articulated boom lifts, GR-26J or Genie TZ-34 and TZ-50 trailer-mounted booms.

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