Genie lifts indoor aerial platforms

  • 05-Mar-2009 03:55 EST
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The platform of Genie's GRC-12 raises to 12 ft (3.6 m) and can hold two people.­ An access gate and additional extending platform further the utility of the lift.

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Once the exterior of a new building is finished, work must begin installing interior fixtures, such as drywall and electrics. Remodeling also requires the same tasks, and to aid in these jobs, Genie has introduced a new indoor lift platform, the GRC-12 Runabout Contractor.

The electric aerial platform can lift two people and materials of up to 500 lb (227 kg). The chassis, modeled on the GR-12 Runabout, is narrow and low enough to fit into elevators, which makes it handy when working on upper stories.

Solid tires are nonmarking, and pothole protection is built in to prevent damage from unfinished surfaces. Four 6-V batteries provide the power, and an automatic 25-A charger keeps them powered.

Dimensions, maneuverability, and lift height are of primary importance when looking at indoor lifts. The Genie is 67 in (1702 mm) high when stowed, 29.5 in ­(749 mm) wide, and 53.75 in (1365 mm) long. These small dimensions fit most doorways with an operator onboard. The deck raises to 12 ft (3.6 m) and offers a 250-lb (113-kg) capacity extension platform for more room and an additional 17 in (432 ­mm) of reach.

Two tool trays are fitted, and because of the possible demanding conditions, the telescoping mast is covered by steel tube and cap. The rails and deck are also made of steel, while other components are protected by ABS plastic.  

Boarding the GRC-12 on the ground, operators will find what Genie claims is the lowest step in the industry at 15.5 in (394 mm). Also, while on the ground, servicing is accessed by doors for maintenance, the platform is quick to disconnect, and the mast hydraulic cylinder is easily accessed. Rental companies commonly stock small lifts also, and the GRC-12 shares common Genie components and is easily moved via forklift or overhead crane.

Raising the platform to full height takes 12 s, and the top speed is 2.5 mph (4 km/h) when lowered and 0.5 mph (0.8 km/h) when raised.

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