Genie to display electric and hybrid lift equipment at ARA Show
Electric and hybrid aerial work equipment will be found in the Genie booth at the 2023 ARA Show, February 13-15 in Orlando, Florida, with several examples of the company's newest machines to be on display. The lineup will include a scissor lift featuring Genie Lithium-Ion batteries, as well as an as-yet-unrevealed new GTH telescopic handler.
The Genie GS-1932 E-Drive Lithium-Ion scissor lift is fitted with a zero-maintenance battery designed specifically for use in MEWPs and tested for longevity and reliability, even in extreme temperature environments. The batteries are certified by the Underwriters Laboratory against fire, electric shock and explosion.
Charging time for this machine is a fast four hours, 33 percent faster than FLA batteries, Genie states, and gives the machine the ability to work a full shift on a single charge. The E-Drive Lithium-Ion batteries are optimized for extreme heat and cold weather performance. The GS-1932 has a working height of 25 feet, 3 inches, a platform capacity of 500 pounds, and easily passes through standard single doors.
Genie's GS-1932m micro scissor features fully sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive and is small enough to fit through a doorway with its standard fixed guardrails in place. It can be used in space-restricted applications as well as in jobs where a standard scissor lift would be used as well. It features a 500-pound capacity, and a 32-inch-wide platform with two-foot extension deck.
Two recent releases in rugged, high-performance equipment that can handle rough terrain will be on display. The Genie hybrid S-60 FE, which hit the market in 2021, is what Genie says is the industry's first hybrid telescopic boom, while the electric Z-45 DC articulating boom has an unrestricted range of motion.
FE boom lifts are versatile, sustainable solutions that adapt to indoor and outdoor applications, even when on-site electric power is unavailable, Genie says. When running on electric mode, they can operate for a full day on a single charge, and in hybrid can run for more than a week on a tank of diesel.
On both the FE and DC machines, AC drive motors provide similar torque to hydraulic drive, but use 30 to 40 percent less energy. Drive motors also prolong battery charge, while reducing operating costs. These machines feature four-wheel-drive and electronic traction management, as well as electronic traction management, active oscillating axles that allow 45 percent gradeability in rough terrain, and a 4-mph drive speed.
The S-60 FE has a maximum working height of 67 feet 2 inches and maximum outreach of 40 feet, six inches. Unrestricted platform capacity of 660 pounds on a six-foot jib delivers a 130-degree working range. The Z-45 DC has a maximum working height of 51 feet, 8 inches, with a maximum outreach of 22 feet, 9 inches, and a maximum up-and-over reach of 24 feet, 7 inches. A five-foot articulating jib with 135-degree vertical rotation gives the opportunity to position workers accurately.
Other equipment on hand will show solutions for extreme terrain, low-level access, and light material handling, Genie's S-80 J TraX is, according to the company, the first and only tracked boom in its height class. It features exceptional terrainability with lower contact pressure to reduce damage in sensitive conditions. The patented track design features four individual tracks that swivel vertically to create a smooth ride in rough terrain.
The GR-20 is a maneuverable vertical mast in a chassis that is compact and lighter weight than other products with similar platform heights. It features a zero inside turning radius, 30 percent gradeability, a spring-applied hydraulically released brake system, and 10-inch non-marking solid rubber tires. AWPs like Genie's AWP-20 are cost-effective push-arounds that can be set up by one person for light-duty maintenance work.
Along with those, Genie will present its newest telehandler, which will be introduced in January.
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