Genie’s hybrid and electric telescopic booms now available more widely
Responding to increasing jobsite regulations and environmental needs, Genie is expanding the availability of its electric S-60 DC and hybrid S-60 FE boom lifts — the industry’s first lightweight, four-wheel drive electrified telescopic boom lifts in the 60 ft (18 m) height class. Made available in May for customers in Europe, the booms are now also available in North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.
Customers in North America will have an opportunity to see the Genie S-60 FE in person at The ARA Show 13-15 February 2023.
With a working height of 65.1ft (20m) and a 61 ft 2 in (18.60m) platform height, the S-60 FE and S-60 DC rough-terrain electric boom lifts build on the success of Genie’s FE hybrid and DC electric technology to deliver clean, quiet jobsite performance in two versatile models that require less maintenance and have a lower total cost of ownership.
“Genie’s newest electrified boom lifts — the hybrid S-60 FE and electric S-60 DC boom lifts — deliver the reduced emissions and rugged performance modern jobsites need, along with the quality, durability and reliability equipment owners expect from Genie,” says Sean Larin, Genie’s global product director. “With a best-in-class jib length and a low total cost of ownership, these booms have been well received by the industry.”
Although these booms have only been in the market since May, the S-60 FE and S-60 DC have already garnered industry accolades for their ability to offer performance, versatility and a reduce environmental footprint. In June, the booms were awarded the “Access Equipment of the Year” award at Premios Potencia in Spain. And, in October, the booms received an Editor’s Choice Award from Rental magazine.
There is an increasing demand on large jobsites for versatile equipment that can work indoors and outdoors, including on rough terrain. The FE and DC versions of Genie’s tried-and-true S-60 telescopic boom solve this problem with machines that can operate in rough terrain and have clean emissions.
With Genie’s “no compromises” hybrid technology, the S-60 FE offers all the performance benefits of a 4×4 diesel machine but also delivers the benefits of a clean, quiet electric boom. The S-60 FE can be used indoors and outdoors and work more than one week on a single tank of fuel. Both the S-60 DC and the S-60 FE – when run in full electric mode – deliver a full day’s performance on a single battery charge. Additionally, the FE model’s intelligent control system keeps the batteries charged and the machine ready to work by using both regenerative braking technology and automatic engine start and stop. By charging the batteries while the boom works, jobsites can almost entirely eliminate downtime usually caused by plug-in charging.
“These booms can work outdoors in rugged terrain at the beginning of a project, and then move indoors for finish work, meeting multiple end user needs with a single machine. This saves the time, money and hassle of transporting new machines to a jobsite in the middle of a project,” Larin says. “For that reason, rental companies can expect a high utilization rate and strong returns on their investment.”
Like the S-60 FE, the S-60 DC delivers true four-wheel drive capabilities with four efficient AC electric drive motors. Additionally, the S-60 DC model offers a low weight of 17,600lb (7983kg) and quiet operation for end users looking for a powerful, all-electric boom.
The FE version weighs 17,750lb (8051kg), just slightly more than the DC version, making either boom ideal for applications where floor loading must be managed.
At the same time, high-efficiency AC drive motors on all four wheels provide similar torque as hydraulic drive motors while using 30-40% less energy. Four-wheel drive plus electronic traction management and active oscillating axles enable outstanding performance on uneven terrain with 45% gradeability in rough terrain.
A 24.8 hp DPF-free Stage V engine eliminates the need for after-treatment or low-sulphur fuel, reducing the time and expense of maintenance and repairs while offering instant performance — it takes just seconds to start the engine, delivering instant power and torque when needed. Additionally, maintenance needs are further reduced by a design that has 70% fewer hydraulic components and moving parts.
Key specifications of the S-60 FE/DC include maximum platform height of 61ft 2in (18.6m) and a maximum outreach of 40ft 6in (12.3m), as well as an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) on a 6ft (1.83m) jib that delivers a 130deg working range.
A wide range of options and accessories increase the versatility of the S-60 FE or DC for rental applications. The boom lift can be configured with either of two platform configurations. An 8ft (2.44m) three-entry with side swing gate is standard, while a 6ft (1.83m) dual entry with side swing gate is optional. Genie Lift Guard™ half and full mesh platform panels, air line and power to platform, work lights, and other accessories are available. In addition, hostile environment kits or cold weather packages are useful for specific applications.
The new S-60 FE and S-60 DC models join Genie’s full boom lift product line offering, which includes the S-60 J for essential performance in a simple machine and the S-65 XC (Xtra Capacity) range for heavy lifting applications with dual-envelope capacities.