Genie, which provides lifts and telehandlers for jobsites worldwide, has announced that its 13 ft / 4 m 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)
Logan Wood, Genie associate product manager, commented, "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. 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.”
Compatible with Genie S-45 XC, S-65 XC and S-85 XC boom lifts, the 13 ft / 4 m platform is especially well suited for tasks which 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 maneuver on the ground. In addition to increasing operator comfort, the extra space in the platform also allows workers to do more in a shorter amount of time by providing access to twice as much work area with the same number of boom movements compared with a standard sized platform.
After following instructions to install the 13 ft / 4 m 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.