Genie Z-60/37 FE reaches new heights in 4WD hybrid technology

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In response to growing worldwide demand for high performance, low emissions aerial work platforms, Terex AWP is introducing a new fuel-electric Genie Z-boom lift at Bauma 2016.

The articulating Genie Z-60/37 FE boom offers operators two machines in one package for indoor and outdoor applications, while providing lower cost of operation and cleaner performance. Driven by high-efficiency AC motors, this new fuel-efficient model combines the benefits of advanced diesel power, four-wheel drive performance and the cleaner, quieter efficiency of compact, low weight electric powered booms.

The new boom lift provides the choice of two modes of operation: ‘full-electric’, which means full-day emission-free performance on a single charge; and ‘hybrid’, which provides more than a week of run time with a single tank of diesel – an excellent solution for jobsite conditions that demand higher performance and productivity.

In hybrid mode, the machine uses its environmentally friendly, 24hp, Tier 4 Final /Stage IIIB engine-powered generator to maintain the battery state of charge or to supplement the battery power to get a boost in machine performance. To keep productivity high and maintenance costs low, its engine-powered generator constantly monitors the battery state, keeping them topped off for maximum run time, then automatically shutting off to minimize fuel consumption.

For extreme usage conditions or after heavy full-electric operation, the high-power hybrid power system can provide a bulk charge within approximately four hours. The hybrid system can also provide power directly to the 4-wheel AC drive motors, allowing the system to combine the power of the diesel-driven generator and the 48V DC battery pack, maximizing performance when climbing hills and taking on the most rugged terrain.

“The Genie Z-60/37 FE boom is a revolutionary new approach to our mid-size Z-boom family and it adapts to our customers’ evolving needs for high performance, high efficiency and low emissions. On long-term jobs, even when on-site power is not available, this machine is sufficiently versatile to handle multiple tasks ranging from work on rough and unprepared ground to indoor applications where reduced noise and emissions levels are necessary,” said Adam Hailey, Product Manager, Terex AWP.

“This model is an extremely cost-efficient solution designed to provide high rental returns for general construction and industrial applications, such as sports arenas, shopping malls and convention centers.

“Combining the robust quality and rough-terrain performance that have made our Genie Z-62/40 and S-60 boom lifts so popular, our new Z-60/37 FE boom also offers the advantage of being sufficiently lightweight and compact to handle tasks in confined spaces,” continued Hailey.

“It is equipped as standard with foamed-filled, all terrain tires or optional foam-filled, non-marking all terrain tires, which add to the machine’s outdoor and indoor versatility. As a result, this new unit is just the kind of machine to be the first on the jobsite and the last off – exactly what rental customers are looking for to improve their profitability.”

As part of its ‘go anywhere’ capabilities, this rugged 4WD machine offers 45% gradeability, great ground clearance of 33cm and is capable of travelling 25% faster than other typical diesel-powered units. Operators will also appreciate its full-time active oscillating axles that increase wheel contact on irregular terrain, as well as its fully sealed AC motors, which support drive performance even while submerged under 91cm of water.

Providing 20.16m of working height, 11.15m of horizontal outreach and 7.4m of up-and-over clearance, the Genie Z-60/37 FE lift is equipped as standard with a 1.5m jib offering 70° up and 65° down range of motion and a 160° platform rotation. It also boasts a narrow footprint and a low 58cm tail swing – ideal for refined positioning work in confined environments. The platform comes in 1.8m or 2.4m with a capacity of 227kg to take on board two people across the entire working envelope. Both platforms offer a side entry swing gate and front sliding mid rail as standard. The 2.4m platform comes with an additional side sliding mid rail, opposite the gate, for a total of three entry points.

This articulating boom features the Genie FastMast system that enables the boom to be moved from full height to below grade and back, shortening ground-to-top lifting time with the use of just one boom control. Among other features common to all Genie booms, the Genie Z-60/37 FE lift combines the time-saving benefits of full height driveability and a dual parallelogram linkage design to enable operators to vertically track walls by simply raising or lowering the secondary boom without needing to re-position the machine.

Combining a low machine weight of 7,756kg with the advantages of 8.15m stowed length, the fuel-electric Genie Z-60/37 FE articulating boom is also as easy to transport on a standard truck, as it is simple and smooth to operate.

The new fuel electric Genie Z-60/37 FE articulating boom is available globally.

March 11, 2016

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