Genie boom lift platform expands available workspace by 60 percent at height
The Genie 13-foot/4-metre platform for boom lifts boosts productivity on job sites, increases operator comfort, and increases the versatility of Genie boom lift fleets by adding more than 60 percent additional space in the platform for work at height. The 13 platform is now available for use on three Genie XC (Xtra Capacity) boom lifts in North America and the EMEAI region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India).
"This super-sized platform means fewer lift cycles and less time spent repositioning the boom lift, which increases productivity for work-at-height tasks like building renovations and painting, or window cleaning and cladding, which require work across an expanded area," says Logan Wood, Genie associate product manager. "In addition to providing more room to move and work, the expanded platform also means operators have more space, increasing comfort."
Compatible with Genie S-45 XC, S-65 XC, and S-85 XC boom lifts, the 13-foot/4-metre platform is especially well suited for tasks that involve an extensive working area, as well as job sites with limited space to maneuver on the ground. In addition to increasing operator comfort, the extra space in the platform also allows workers to do more, faster, by providing access to twice as much work area with the same number of boom movements compared with a standard-sized 8-foot (2.44 m) platform.
After following instructions to install the 13-foot/4-metre platform and calibrating the machine, the S-45 XC, S-65 XC, and S-85 XC boom lifts can take up to two workers to height with a 600 lb (272 kg) lift capacity. Additionally, operators benefit from other features of Genie's XC machines, including automatic envelope control, a smooth working curve, and active load sense.
For equipment owners, because the 13-foot/4-metre platform is compatible with multiple boom lift models and can be swapped out with the machine's standard platform on the same day it is needed, the platform is a cost-effective, simple way to increase the versatility of the boom lifts in their fleet.
An off-centre transport lock allows the machine to be transported on a standard trailer in most countries, keeping transport costs comparable to a boom lift with a standard-sized platform.
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