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Genie electric articulating boom lift takes emissions-free operation to great heights

Genie Z-60/37DC boom all-electric lift.
Genie Z-60/37DC boom all-electric lift.

Terex AWP has introduced its first entirely all-electric Genie Z-boom lift, which combines the benefits of quieter, environment-friendly operation with the four-wheel drive performance of a traditional diesel-powered machine. Offering the advantages of zero emissions and full workday operation on just one charge, the new all-electric Genie Z-60/37DC boom is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, such as industrial plants, malls, convention centres and construction sites. As a result of its fast re-charging capability that provides full charge from an 110V wall power supply in under 14 hours, operators can use this machine every day.

“The Genie Z-60/37DC model is our first all-electric 66-foot (20 m) articulating boom. It shares a lot of similarities in terms of performance and components with our popular articulating Genie Z-62/40 boom model, and this is intentional,” says Adam Hailey, Product Manager, Terex AWP. “We thoughtfully designed this boom to take advantage of the strengths and history of our boom lift product line, to offer customers the right equation of maximized range of motion, real four-wheel drive abilities, quiet performance, energy efficiency, jobsite versatility and cost effectiveness. Weighing more than 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) less than the Genie Z-62/40 lift, the new Genie Z-60/37DC boom enhances the efficiency of this zero emissions model’s electric system. This means that the Genie Z-60/37DC lift is able to do a full day’s work while accessing many indoor and outdoor work environments that other models cannot.”

Delivering 59 feet 7 inches (18 m) of platform height, 36 feet 7 inches (11.15 m) of horizontal outreach and 24 feet 3 inches (7.4 m) of up-and-over clearance, the Genie Z-60/37DC boom lift offers the capabilities of a true articulating boom. Equipped with a jib that provides a high 70 degrees up and 65 degrees down range of motion, coupled with 160 degrees of platform rotation, operators benefit from refined positioning power at the boom tip. The platform on this new all-electric articulating Genie boom machine is available in 6-foot (1.8-m) or 8-foot (2.4-m) versions with a capacity of 500 pounds (227 kg) to provide two people access to the entire working envelope. Both platforms offer a side entry swing gate and front sliding mid rail as standard. The 8-foot (2.4 m) platform comes with an additional side sliding mid rail opposite the gate, for a total of three entry points.

Another benefit of this new unit is its Genie FastMast system – an extremely efficient feature that enables the boom to be moved from full height to below grade and back with just one boom function. With the secondary fully elevated, the primary can reach all the way to the ground and then back to full height – the fastest way to 60 feet (18 m). Drivable at full height, the Genie Z-60/37DC boom lift is also equipped with a dual parallel linkage design so operators can vertically track a building by simply raising or lowering the secondary boom.

As a result of its rugged four-wheel drive design, operators will appreciate the “go anywhere” capabilities of this quiet, zero-emissions articulating Genie boom. With fully sealed AC drive motors that can still perform while submerged in up to 3 feet (91 cm) of water, it also is able to go 25 percent faster and climb slopes better than typical diesel-powered units. Engineered with a proven drive and oscillating axle system, the Genie Z-60/37DC boom lift performs similarly to other Genie rough-terrain machines, such as the popular Genie Z-62/40 and S-60 boom lifts. It is equipped standard with all-terrain, non-marking tires that give operators the flexibility to work in interior and outdoor applications.

According to the company, the Genie Z-60/37DC boom lift provides more performance in a compact unit than any other 66-foot (20 m) electric boom available in the market today. Combining a narrow footprint with the advantage of a low tail swing of just 23 inches (58 cm) with the boom elevated, this new all-electric articulating Genie unit has what it takes to access confined areas on almost any jobsite. Combining a low machine weight of 16,600 pounds (7,530 kg) with the advantages of a 26-foot 9-inch (8 m) stowed length, the Genie Z-60/37DC articulating boom is also as easy to transport on a standard truck, as it is simple and smooth to operate.

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