Genie continues to expand its range of Xtra Capacity (XC) boom lifts
The new telescopic S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms provide the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift tasks, both these new XC models include new features to help increase productivity and efficiency.
New to these models, the Genie S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms feature automatic envelope control. This is the ability to automatically retract as the booms reach their operating envelope, allowing for simple platform positioning and an enhanced operator’s experience. And, they are equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, all while boasting the ability to do zero-load field calibrations.
To support additional weight in the platform, the units are engineered with a redesigned boom structure that boasts increased performance, range of motion and envelope control, as well as a robust jib capable of easily handling the 1,000-lb (454 kg) maximum capacity.
Additionally, the booms have been updated with a new CAN-based ALC600 control system (replacing the earlier ALC500). Marking what the manufacturer describes as a significant improvement in terms of diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities, settings and parameters can now be modified directly on the machine without the need for any additional tools. Overall connectivity with customer telematics systems is also enhanced. New and improved features include a clear display of gauges on the display controller, new full error code read-outs with text, as well as a service mode providing clear menus for settings and parameters. For added flexibility, with the new ALC600, software updates can now be performed directly from the control panel without the need for a laptop computer via USB. Technicians also benefit from password protected fault logs that display the last 100 faults for both the engine and the machine.
Key Specifications and Benefits
While these new models continue to share commonality in design, parts and accessories with the other Genie products in customers’ rental fleets. These updated Genie telescopic S-booms retain the productivity features that enhance customers’ ability to get work done quickly, including:
- Ramped boom control system providing smooth boom functions and control
- Virtual pivot primary boom that aligns the machine’s centre of gravity for machine weight
- efficiency — 16,670 kg (36,750 lb) on the Genie S-80 XC model and 17,781 kg (39,200 lb) on the Genie S-85 XC unit
- 4WD and positive traction drive that maintains equal power to all drive wheels
- Fixed-width axles for faster setup
- Active oscillating axle for enhanced traction on rough terrain
- 360˚ continuous turntable rotation for quick positioning
The Genie S-80 XC model boasts 26.38 m (86 ft) working height with 20.83 m (68 ft) of outreach. The Genie S-85 XC has 27.9 m (91 ft) working height with 22.71 m (74 ft 6 in) of outreach. Both units are equipped with a 74-hp (55 kW) Tier 4F/Stage IIIB diesel engine. The XC design on these boom lifts also includes a 1.83 m (6-ft) or an 2.44 m (8-ft) tri-entry platform with side-swing gate to make it easy to get people, tools and jobsite materials in and out of the basket.These booms’ XC features give customers the ability to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.
Availability for these new Genie S-80 and S-85 boom models is planned globally end of Q1 2018 depending on countries.
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