Genie adds two more XC models to telescopic boom lineup
Genie's S-40 and S-45 telescopic booms have been updated to incorporate Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) features. The new Genie telescopic S-40 XC and S-45 XC booms now offer a dual-lift capacity of 660 pounds (300 kg) unrestricted and 1,000 pounds (454 kg) restricted, giving these aerial lifts the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift tasks on construction and industrial jobsites. These models can work with up to three people in the platform while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.
XC models comply with the platform load sensing requirements in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America.
"With the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards changes coming in North America, we took the opportunity to not just update these popular models but to completely redesign them to incorporate all of the advantages of the Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) features," says Corrado Gentile, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, "along with compatibility to our new generation of accessories and options including the Genie Lift Power generator system and the Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostics tool. The new Genie S-40 XC and S-45 XC telescopic boom lifts are the modern versions of their popular predecessors."
Automatic envelope control gives these machines the ability to automatically retract as the booms reach their operating envelope; it also allows for precise platform positioning and an enhanced operator experience.
The new Genie S-40 XC and S-45 XC units are equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, all while boasting the ability to do zero-load field calibrations. According to Genie, the redesigned boom structure boasts increased performance, range of motion and envelope control, as well as a robust jib on the Genie S-45 XC model that is capable of easily handling the 1,000-pound (454-kg) maximum capacity.
These new Genie XC telescopic booms also come equipped with a chassis tilt sensor incorporated into the machines' function. The technology in this new sensor is engineered to automatically cut out certain lift and drive functions of the machines when the tilt activation setting is reached. "And, we've designed our new chassis tilt sensor to restrict the machine's range of motion based on the ground angle," says Gentile. "This new technology gives the new Genie S-40 XC and S-45 XC booms the ability to carry more load than ever before; it has the ability to vary the platform envelope based on the ground slope to maximize these models' ability to access hard-to-reach work areas on challenging jobsites."
Maintenance made simple
Gentile says, "As we modernized these booms, we stayed focused on user interface and simplicity to maintain the machines' ease of use and deliver the high rental return on invested capital (rROIC) that your business relies on. For example, these new Genie XC models have been updated with a state-of-the-art CAN-based control system, which incorporates the familiar Genie Smart Link control system features. Operators will find the control layout on these booms to be consistent and intuitive, making the operation of the booms easy and straightforward."
These models also feature onboard diagnostics. Available at the new ground-level LCD screen, the system allows for machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting right on the machine - no need for a laptop or any additional accessories.
The new CAN-based control system also allows more data to be remotely monitored than ever before. "With the new Genie Tech Pro Link diagnostics tool, everything service technicians need to know is right in the palm of your hand," says Gentile. "It allows you to monitor the machine's gauges, including engine temperature, oil pressure, fuel levels and battery voltage, calibrate the machine, make speed adjustments during your pre-operation inspection, get service alerts and reminders, track maintenance intervals, receive fault code information and so much more."
Power and productivity
The Genie S-40 XC and S-45 XC models also feature the new Genie Lift Power generator solution. The new system includes a dedicated hydraulic circuit, a right-sized breaker and no pressure switch to reliably power the generator. The dedicated circuit also runs cooler and enables operators to lift and drive during generator operation.
For North America, an all-new 3-kW 120V (60 Hz) generator will efficiently supply power to meet jobsite demands. A three-phase, 240V (60 Hz) 12-kW generator solution is uniquely configured for boom operators to run heavy-duty welding machines.
The Genie S-40 XC boasts a 39 foot 6 inch (12 m) working height with 31 feet 1 inch (9.7 m) of outreach.
The Genie S-45 XC has 44 feet 6 inches (13.6 m) of working height with 36 feet 2 inches (11 m) of outreach.
Both units are equipped with a 48-hp (37-kW) Tier 4 Final diesel engine.
The Genie XC boom design also includes a 6-foot (1.83-m) or an 8-foot (2.44-m) tri-entry platform with side-swing gate to make it easy to get people, tools and jobsite materials in and out of the basket.
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