For more than three decades, Genie has been a leader in the electrification of the aerials industry by developing and applying technology that helps customers achieve their business and jobsite goals. Genie will feature four examples of its newest electric or hybrid MEWPs, including a scissor lift with Genie Lithium-Ion batteries, at the 2023 ARA Show, February 13-15 in Orlando, Fla. In addition, the company will feature the newest telescopic handler in the Genie GTH telehandler family. Find Genie at Booth #4247.
“For more than 55 years, the Genie team has been focused on delivering quality solutions that meet jobsite and equipment owners’ needs. That is reflect in our product lineup, which is already more than 70% electrified, and growing,” Simon Meester, Genie President says. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to show customers how our newest models can offer a lower total cost of ownership, a strong ROI, and, in many cases, lower jobsite emissions too.”
Genie GS-1932 E-Drive Lithium-Ion Scissor Lifts Reduce Maintenance Needs
Battery maintenance and replacement is one of the biggest ongoing costs to scissor lift owners. Genie’s GS-1932 E-Drive Lithium-Ion scissor lift is equipped with a zero-maintenance battery that has been specifically designed for use in MEWPs and rigorously tested for longevity and reliability, even in extreme temperature environments. Certified by the independent Underwriters Laboratory (UL) against fire, electric shock and explosion, Genie Lithium-Ion batteries come with a five-year warranty and an expected lifespan of 10 years.
Operators and contractors will appreciate the fast four-hour charging time, which is 33% faster than FLA batteries, and the ability to work a full shift on a single charge. Optimized for extreme heat (120° F/ 49° C) and cold (-20° F/-29° C) weather performance, Genie E-Drive Lithium-Ion delivers the same performance regardless of the temperature.
Since their introduction in 2020, Genie E-Drive scissor lifts have proven, real-world performance, including 25% gradeability and 14° breakover angle. E-Drive motors are brushless and fully sealed against moisture and water for maintenance-free longevity. In addition, potential for hydraulic leaks is drastically reduced because E-Drive has 70% fewer hydraulic hoses and fittings. The GS-1932 has a 25-ft, 3-in. working height, 500-lb platform capacity, and at 2 ft, 8 in. wide, easily passes through standard single doors.
GS-1932m Micro Scissors are Versatile, Do-it-All Machines
The Genie GS-1932m micro scissor is an example of how Genie’s approach to low-level access is evolving. Introduced in 2021, these micro scissors feature Genie’s fully-sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive.
The stowed height of the GS-1932m enables it to fit through a doorway with standard fixed guardrails, without requiring them to be folded. Although Genie’s micro scissors meet the needs of space-restricted and low-floor-loading applications, they also are a good choice for jobs where you would use a standard-sized scissor lift. With a 500-lb capacity, the GS-1932m is rated for two workers and has a 32-in. wide platform and 2-ft extension deck — making them versatile, do-it-all machines for any jobsite.
Electric and Hybrid Solutions Contribute to Rental ROIC
Modern jobsites demand rugged, reliable, high-performance equipment that is also quiet, clean, and efficient. Genie will show two products that can work indoors and outdoors, including on rough terrain: The hybrid S-60 FE telescopic boom, new to the market in 2021, is the industry’s first hybrid telescopic boom and the highly popular electric Z-45 DC articulating boom has unrestricted range of motion.
With two modes of operation (electric or hybrid), FE boom lifts are versatile, sustainable solutions that adapt to indoor and outdoor applications, even where on-site electric power is not available. In electric mode, FE booms can work a full shift on a single battery charge; in hybrid mode they can run for more than a week on a single tank of diesel fuel.
On both the FE and DC models, AC drive motors provide similar torque as hydraulic drive motors while using 30-40% less energy. The IP67-sealed AC drive motors also significantly prolong battery charge while reducing operating and maintenance costs. Four-wheel drive plus electronic traction management and active oscillating axles enable 4 mph (6.4 km/h) drive speed and 45% gradeability in rough terrain.
The S-60 FE has a maximum working height of 67 ft, 2 in. and a maximum outreach of 40 ft, 6 in. Unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lbs on a 6-ft jib delivers a 130-degree working range. The Z-45 DC boasts a maximum working height of 51 ft, 8 in., a maximum horizontal outreach of 22 ft, 9 in., and a maximum up-and-over reach of 24 ft, 7 in. The 5-ft articulating jib with a 135° vertical rotation provides the ability to position workers accurately in a platform with market-leading 660-lb capacity.
Newest Genie GTH Telehandler
ARA attendees will have the opportunity to get the first in-person look at the newest telehandler in the Genie GTH family. The newest telehandler, which will be announced in January, builds on the successful redesign of the GTH-1056 10k telehandler.
MEWPs Solve Specific Application Challenges
Rounding out the equipment Genie will feature at the show are solutions for extreme terrain, low-level access, and light material handling.
The Genie S-80 J TraX is the first and only tracked boom in its height class. Exceptional terrainability with lower contact pressure reduced damage in sensitive ground conditions. Genie’s patented track design has four independent tracks that swivel vertically up to 20° to create a smooth ride in rough conditions.
The Genie GR-20 is a maneuverable, vertical mast in a chassis that is more compact and lighter weight than many other products with similar platform heights. Features include zero inside turning radius, 30% gradeability, a spring-applied, hydraulically released brake system and 10 in non-marking solid rubber tires.
Genie AWP Aerial Work Platforms, such as the AWP-20, are cost-effective push-arounds. They can be set up by one person for use in light-duty maintenance applications.
Since the introduction of the original GenieHoist in 1966, Genie lightweight, low-cost material lifts, such as Superlift Advantage models, are designed to enhance worksite productivity in a highly portable package.