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Genie expands line of lightweight telescopic boom lifts

The Genie S-80 J boom is the first and only model in the 80-ft category to offer a tracked option

The Genie S-80 J boom
The Genie S-80 J boom

Genie has expanded its next generation of  telescopic boom lifts with the Genie S-80 J model, a higher reaching version of the recently introduced Genie S-60 J model. These new Genie telescopic booms are designed for completing work-at-height applications, with an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) to get the job done with two occupants, plus tools, with a platform height of 80 ft (24.4 m), a 6-ft (1.8 m) jib, and a horizontal reach of 55 ft (16.8 m).

For increased jobsite productivity, the new Genie S-80 J boom is lightweight enough (23,000 lb /10,433 kg) to be equipped with the Genie 4-point TraX patented track and axle system — the first and only boom model in the 80-ft category to offer a tracked option. The Genie TraX system provides terrainability and lower contact pressure for reduced damage when operating in sensitive ground surfaces, such wet grass, mud, sand and snow, as well as on harder, uneven gravel, rock, concrete or asphalt-based surfaces.

Genie S-80 J lifts are ideal for completing work-at-height jobs, such as:

  • General construction
  • Maintenance
  • Inspections
  • Painting

Genie S-85 XC work lifts are well-suited for performing heavy-lifting work, like:

  • Commercial and industrial construction
  • Structural, electrical and plumbing
  • Specialty applications

The new Genie S-80 J's extremely low 23,000-lb (10,433 kg) machine weight provides low ground pressure for a machine of its class size, and its high ground clearance enables the machine to easily clear rocks, curbs, trailer break-overs and other daily obstacles, getting operators around jobsites more efficiently. This model's compact design, low-machine weight and off-set boom stowing position also gives rental companies the flexibility to combine the unit with other machines on a single trailer to save in transportation costs.

Equipped with a 49 hp (37 kw) Kubota D1803 turbo diesel engine, available in Tier 4f or Stage V, the Genie S-80 J boom offers productivity, combined with simple service and maintenance.

Meeting rental companies' need for equipment with a low total cost of ownership, the single-envelope mast design on the Genie S-80 J telescopic boom speeds up inspections, maintenance and repairs with fewer overall inspection points and wearable components, reducing costly downtime.

To further maximize machine uptime and increase rental companies' rROIC, the Genie S-80 J boom shares commonality in design, parts and accessories with the other Genie products in rental fleets.

Like the new Genie S-60 J telescopic boom, the prototype Genie S-80 J model is also engineered to meet jobsite needs globally. It comes standard with Genie digital load sense technology for accurate load weighing and zero-load field calibration, which means it adheres to the overload guidelines in the United States ANSI A92, the Canadian CSA B354, the European EN280 and the Australian AS 1418.10 standards. And, its single-envelope operation provides simple calibration and troubleshooting due to the use of simple and reliable components and sensors.

Equipped with a modern CAN-based control system, operators will find the control layout on the Genie S-80 J boom to be intuitive and consistent with other Genie booms, making the operation easy and straightforward. It comes standard with a digital LCD screen at the ground controls, which provides real-time data and troubleshooting right on the machine. The model is compatible with the Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostics tool for greater flexibility during machine updates, calibration and troubleshooting, even from the boom platform with no need for a laptop or any additional accessories.

The boom's CAN-based control system also allows more data to be remotely monitored, providing detailed machine information through the Genie Lift Connect telematics system and enabling rental companies to maximize utilization, simplify logistics, better plan maintenance and even remotely diagnose issues — reducing the cost of operation and maximizing profits.

To meet common jobsite safety requirements, the new model comes standard with the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system.

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6464 185th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA
US, 98052


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