Genie to display new articulating booms at APEX


Genie will be presenting its range of next-generation booms at APEX 2017. The latest products to join the Xtra Capacity family will include the hybrid Z-60/37FE fuel-electric and the all-electric Z-33/18 articulating booms, as well as the bi-energy GS-3369BE scissor lift.

All three machines will be on the Genie stand at the APEX 2017 tradeshow in Amsterdam from May 2-4.

The hybrid model is equipped with high-efficiency three-phase AC electric drive motors, an AC motor generator and an 18.5kW Kubota engine.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications – including tough terrain conditions – the hybrid mode offers more than a week of run-time on a single tank of diesel while maintaining the state-of-charge of the 48V DC battery pack.

Similarly, the all-electric unit is also powered by a three-phase AC system and provides good rental returns on invested capital at the entry-level of Genie’s electric articulating boom lift range.

Weighing 3,640kg, it is almost 1,500kg lighter than other types of electric-powered models and significantly lighter than traditional machines in the 12m category, making it appropriate for working on fragile indoor surfaces.

The bi-energy Genie GS-3369BE scissor lift has two modes; an electric, emission-free mode and the bi-energy mode when the system activates the onboard generator to charge the batteries.

Featuring an integrated 110V/220V power point, electricity is provided by the generator, meaning the machine does not rely on the jobsite electricity and operators can power their tools directly from the machine.

All the new telescopic booms provide more outreach and capacity than typical self-propelled booms of a similar size.

A Genie spokesperson, said, “These new models offer incredible ease of operation and increased lift capacity to perform a wider range of heavier lifting and access tasks on rough terrain using a single machine.”

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