The Genie 13 ft platform for boom lifts boosts productivity on jobsites, increases operator comfort, and increases the versatility of equipment owners’ Genie boom lift fleets by adding more than 60% additional space in the platform for work at height. The 13 ft 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 ft platform is especially well suited for tasks that involve an extensive working area, as well as jobsites 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 ft (2.44 m) platform.
After following instructions to install the 13 ft platform and calibrating the machine, the S-45 XC, S-65 XC and S-85 XC can take up to two workers to height and deliver 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 ft 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 super-sized platform is a cost-effective, simple way to increase the versatility of the boom lifts in their fleet.
An off-center 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.