Posted March 23, 2016

New Hybrid Articulating Boom From Genie

Terex AWP introduces a new fuel-electric, articulating Genie Z-60/37FE boom lift offering quiet operation and powerful performance for indoor and outdoor applications with lower cost of operation and cleaner performance. Driven by high-efficiency AC motors, this new fuel-efficient model combines the benefits of advanced diesel power, four-wheel drive performance and the cleaner, quieter efficiency of compact, low weight electric-powered booms.

genie dual fuel z liftThe new boom lift provides two modes of operation: “Full-electric,” which means full-day, emissions-free performance on a single charge, or “Hybrid” mode, which provides more than a week of run time with a single tank of diesel. In hybrid mode, the machine uses its environmentally-friendly 24-hp Tier 4/ Stage IIIB Final engine-powered generator to maintain the battery state of charge or to supplement the battery power to get a boost in machine performance.

To keep productivity high and maintenance costs low, its engine-powered generator constantly monitors the battery state, keeping them topped off for maximum run time, then automatically shutting off to minimize fuel consumption. For extreme use conditions or after heavy full-electric operation, the hybrid power system can provide a bulk charge within approximately four hours. The hybrid system can also provide power directly to the four-wheel AC drive motors, allowing the system to combine the power of the diesel-driven generator and the 48V DC battery pack, maximizing performance when climbing hills and on rugged terrain.

“The Genie Z-60/37FE boom is a revolutionary new approach to our mid-size Z-boom family, and it adapts to our customers’ evolving needs for high performance, high efficiency and low emissions. On long-term jobs even when on-site power is not available, this machine is sufficiently versatile to handle multiple tasks ranging from work on rough and unprepared ground to indoor applications where reduced noise and emissions levels are necessary,” says Adam Hailey, Product Manager, Terex AWP. “This model is an extremely cost-efficient solution designed to provide high rental returns for general construction and industrial applications, such as sports arenas, shopping malls and convention centers,” notes Hailey.

The boom is sufficiently lightweight and compact to handle tasks in confined spaces. It is equipped as standard with foamed-filled, all-terrain tires or optional foam-filled, non-marking all-terrain tires, for first-on, last-off job site versatility, Hailey adds. 

The machine offers 45 percent gradeability, ground clearance of 1 ft. 1 in. and is capable of travelling 25 percent faster than other typical diesel-powered units. Operators will also appreciate its full-time active oscillating axles that increase wheel contact on irregular terrain, as well as its fully sealed AC motors, that support drive performance even while submerged under 3 ft of water.

Providing 66 ft. of working height, 36 ft. 7 in. of horizontal outreach and 24 ft. 3 in. of up-and-over clearance. Standard 5-ft. jib offers 70° up and 65° down range of motion and a 160° platform rotation. It has a 23-in. tail swing for refined positioning work in confined environments. The platform comes in 6-ft. or 8-ft. with 500-lb. capacity. 

It features the Genie FastMast system that enables the boom to be moved from full height to below grade and back, shortening ground-to-top lifting time with the use of just one boom control, full-height drive ability and a dual parallelogram linkage design to enable operators to vertically track walls by simply raising or lowering the secondary boom without needing to re-position the machine.

The 17,100 lb. machine has a stowed length of 26 ft. 9 in. for easy transport.