Genie raises capacity

  • 13-Feb-2010 12:51 EST

The dual capacity of the work platform of Genie's new telescopic boom models gives operators the choice of setting the appropriate capacity for a particular operation.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms recently debuted four new Genie telescopic boom models—the S-60X, S-60XC, S-60 Trax, and S-80X—that will feature restricted platform capacities up to 1250 lb (567 kg), what Terex claims is the highest in the industry. The unrestricted operating envelope will feature the same 500-lb (227-kg) capacity and outreach as existing machines.

By increasing the work-platform capacity, the maximum number of occupants has increased to three, thereby increasing job productivity. Outreach is automatically restricted by the operator by selecting the appropriate platform capacity, which is unique to the industry, claims Terex. An operator-friendly common control panel assists with machine operation.

With the dual-capacity booms, the operator has the choice of setting the appropriate capacity for the necessary operation. Upon entering the work platform and starting the machine, the operator then selects either 500 lb (227-kg) or the unit’s maximum capacity. The machine will set the appropriate outreach and operating envelope according to this input. If the work platform reaches the maximum envelope, the machine will stop and a light will flash to alert the operator. If the operator wishes to change the platform capacity, he must select the new platform capacity.

Other features include a ramped boom control system, which provides smooth boom functions due to angle sensors and limit switches, resulting in finer control. A virtual pivot primary boom aligns the machine’s center of gravity, resulting in lower machine weight. Fixed width axles provide faster setup time, increasing jobsite productivity, while active oscillating axles provide superior traction increasing jobsite access and productivity.

A simplified hydraulic system provides smooth motion for users, while cable sequenced boom assembly makes the booms easy to inspect. Both features help to reduce service time.

The new booms will be available in all ANSI and CSA markets beginning in March.

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