Genie develops powerful 2-in-1 boom lift


Genie has developed a new generation of 2-in-1 articulating boom lifts that provide high performance, as well as high fuel efficiency and low emissions, meaning that the fuel-electric Z-60/37FE is suitable for both outdoor and indoor applications.

The boom lift is equipped with three-phase AC electric drive motors, four motor controllers, AGM batteries, an energy controller unit, a hydraulic pump, an electric clutch, an AC motor generator and a 18.5kW Stage IIIB/Tier 4F Kubota engine.

As well as being powerful and fuel-efficient, the Z-60/37FE requires less maintenance than traditional machines. Foam-filled rough terrain tires come as standard and the four-wheel drive lift offers 45% gradeability and a ground clearance of 33cm, and can travel 25% faster than typical diesel-powered machines.

An oscillating axle increases wheel contact on irregular terrain and the fully-protected AC motors enable normal operation while being submerged under 91cm of water.

Jacco de Kluijver, vice president, sales and marketing, Terex AWP EMEAR, said, “Neither electric nor diesel powered, the Z-60/37FE marks the beginning of a new type of 100% hybrid machine.

“Putting an end to batteries that run low, for rental companies its new hybrid technology provides the opportunity to offer a ‘2-in1’ solution that is both environmentally friendly and highly versatile to adapt to an extremely wide range of applications.

“Until the introduction of the new hybrid Genie Z-60/37FE fuel-electric boom lift, there were mainly diesel machines for outdoor applications or electric work platforms for work indoors.

“Our new hybrid technology is a breakthrough that offers rental companies the choice of investing and managing their fleets differently.”

May 26, 2017


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