A 4m platform now available for Genie’s XC booms
The Genie 13ft/4m platform for boom lifts 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). The platform adds more than 60% additional space on the platform, increasing the versatility of the machine and boosting jobsite efficiency.
“This new platform offers benefits for equipment owners and operators. Because the expanded work space allows operators to cover more area, the number of boom movements required to get a job done can be cut in half, significantly boosting jobsite productivity,” says Logan Wood, Genie associate product manager.“At the same time, because the platform is compatible with multiple Genie boom lift models and can be swapped for the machine’s standard platform the same day, it also offers rental companies a simple, cost-effective way to boost the versatility of the booms in their fleet.”
The 13 ft / 4 m platform will be on display on the Genie booth at The ARA Show in Orlando, Florida, in February.
Compatible with Genie S-45 XC, S-65 XC and S-85 XC boom lifts, the 13ft/4m platform is especially well suited for tasks that involve an extensive working area, such as renovation and painting of buildings and window cleaning and cladding, as well as jobsites with limited space to manoeuvre 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 8ft (2.44m) platform.
After following instructions to install the 13ft/4m 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 600lb (272kg) 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.
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.