Genie launches high-performing float booms


Genie has launched a heavy-lifting high float boom ideal for use on unstable turf applications. The S-80 HF and S-85 HF telescopic booms have been engineered to protect softer surfaces such as sand and turf ground conditions during operation.

“The new Genie HF models are based on the design and engineering of the Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) booms, complying with the overload restriction and terrain sensing guidelines in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards,” said Corrado Gentile, Genie product manager, Terex AWP.

“Our goal with the Genie HF machine design was to enhance operators’ productivity on soft or delicate ground surfaces. This new generation of high float booms delivers extra capacity capabilities with increased performance in sensitive ground conditions.

This translates to fewer lift cycles, less equipment needed to get tools and materials to work areas at height, and the ability to work on jobsites where regular rough terrain machines do not perform.”

Dual-lift capacity
Offering dual lift capacity of 272kg unrestricted and 454kg restricted, it’s possible for three people to work on board with room for tools and jobsite materials.

Also featuring automatic envelope control means platform positioning of the vehicle is simplified to enhance the operator’s experience.

The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF booms also boast an expanded working zone thanks to a chassis tilt sensor incorporated into the machines’ function. This unique chassis tilt sensing technology gives operators access to different ranges of motion based on the chassis angle.

It is also engineered to automatically cut-out certain lift and drive functions of the machines when the tilt activation setting is reached. This feature means that not only are the Genie HF machines able to carry more load than ever before, but they are also able to maximize operator’s access hard-to-reach work areas on challenging jobsites.

Currently available in North America, the company intends to add further HF models to the product line in the future.

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