Genie’s new HF and TraX aerial platforms designed to go the place conventional lifts can’t
Genie has launched 5 new high-flotation and 4 new tracked fashions of aerial work platforms for working in mushy sand, turf and different delicate floor situations that are inclined to bathroom down conventional lifts.
The brand new fashions vary in max platform heights of 40 to 65 toes and cargo capacities of 600 to 1,000 kilos. They’re primarily based on Genie’s XC (“further capability”) growth fashions and meet new ANSI requirements for aerial platforms that can take impact in December, the corporate says.
The high-flotation, or HF fashions, are outfitted with air-filled tires designed to cut back turf harm and carry out heavy-lift operations on mushy surfaces. Genie is gearing the HF sequence towards states like Michigan and Florida the place conventional lifts have issue working in sandy situations.
The tires are larger and about 1-1/2 to 2 inches wider than commonplace rough-terrain tires, offering extra floor contact. They’re additionally smoother than rough-terrain tires, and since they’re air-filled slightly than foam-filled, they conform higher to the bottom, mentioned Marie Engstrom, Genie affiliate product supervisor. Engstrom introduced the brand new fashions throughout a press occasion September 17 at Genie’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
The brand new ANSI requirements limit use of air-filled tires, however they’re allowed if the producer first conducts flat-tire stability exams on the aerial lifts, which Genie did, Engstrom mentioned.
Fashions within the HF sequence embrace the Z-45 HF, S-40 HF, S-45 HF, which all have 600-pound platform capacities. The mannequin numbers characterize max platform peak.
The bigger fashions within the sequence, the S-60 HF and S-65 HF, are designed with dual-capacity platforms of 600 and 1,000 kilos. That signifies that with a load of 600 kilos or much less, as with two folks within the platform, the lifts can function at max peak and attain. The platforms may also be loaded with three folks and as much as 1,000 kilos.
For these needing an aerial platform that may maneuver in mud, swampy situations, sand or snow, Genie Genie now gives tracks as an choice for 4 XC fashions.
The fashions’ 4 triangular-shaped tracks present a large floor contact space, and every monitor can transfer up or down 22 levels to keep up fixed floor contact, Engstrom mentioned. That permits them to deal with floor situations that might bathroom down rough-terrain tires, in addition to cut back harm to delicate terrain, together with on moist grass, the corporate says. They may also be used on arduous, uneven gravel, rock, concrete or asphalt surfaces.
The tracks can traverse slope adjustments simply and have a excessive breakover angle for driving up truck ramps for transport, Genie says. The metal tracks are encased in rubber and are paired with Genie’s oscillating axle. They’ve a 30-degree steering angle, just like a standard front-wheel-steer machine, the corporate says.
The tracked fashions are as follows: S-40 TraX, S-45 TraX, S-60 TraX and S-65 TraX. They ship a 660-pound unrestricted and 1,000-pound restricted dual-lift capability.
Assembly new ANSI requirements
The entire new fashions’ platforms have steady, automated load sensing to make sure they aren’t overloaded, and the machines routinely restrict peak and attain to match the load chart. The function is among the many methods the booms adjust to the brand new ANSI requirements. The system additionally doesn’t require any load area calibrations.
Genie says it expanded the booms’ work zone with a chassis-tilt sensor that permits differing ranges of movement primarily based on the chassis angle. “This function signifies that not solely are many of the Genie HF and TraX machines capable of carry extra load than ever earlier than, however they’re additionally capable of maximize operator’s entry to hard-to-reach work areas on difficult jobsites,” the corporate says. Additionally a part of the brand new ANSI requirements, the machines will shut off sure raise and drive capabilities when the tilt-activation setting is reached.
The entire new HF and TraX fashions, besides the Z-45 HF, have automated envelope management, which retracts the growth because it reaches its working envelope. “This function permits for easy platform positioning and an enhanced operator’s expertise,” Genie says. (The articulating Z-45 HF makes use of the identical know-how as earlier fashions to supply a set vary of movement and controls for growth place, in accordance with the corporate.)
The HF and TraX booms additionally function Genie’s Sensible Hyperlink CAN-based management system. Genie says the management format is “constant and intuitive” for straightforward operation. Onboard diagnostics can be found on new LCD shows on the floor controls for machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting and may be accessed by service technicians with no need a laptop computer or different equipment.
The brand new HF and TraX fashions can be found now in North America and are anticipated to be out there internationally subsequent yr, Genie says.