Posted May 22, 2020

Fuel-electric boom MEWP

Eliminating the need for customers to manage two fleets of machines — one for indoors, one for outdoors — the Genie Z-45 FE hybrid articulating boom offers a versatile and cost-effective “green” access solutions in the 52-foot range.

Designed with productivity in mind, the hybrid Genie Z-45 FE boom features an unrestricted range of motion and a maximum lift capacity of 660 pounds.

“With two modes of operation (all-electric or hybrid), the Genie Z-45 FE boom offers rental companies a versatile, sustainable and powerful ‘2-in1’ solution adapted to indoor, as well as outdoor, applications, even where on-site electric power is not available,” says Marie Engstrom, Genie Product Manager, Terex AWP. “With its robust lift capacity, operators can to take up 30 percent more materials in the platform for increased productivity as compared to other hybrid machines in this height range. These features translate to additional jobsite utilization and longer rental opportunities.”

Genie Z-45 FE rough-terrain fuel-electric MEWP
Eliminating the need for customers to manage two fleets of machines — one for indoors, one for outdoors — the Genie Z-45 FE hybrid articulating boom offers a versatile and cost-effective “green” access solutions in the 52-foot range.

Powerful, efficient and quiet performance
Enhancing drive performance and simplifying maintenance, the Genie Z-45 FE boom lift features high-efficiency AC drive motors that provide similar torque as hydraulic drive motors while using up to 40 percent less energy. “Offering full-time 4WD and equipped with electronic traction management, active oscillating axles and the ability to travel 4.0 mph drive speed for quick travel around jobsites, this new Genie hybrid model provides the ultimate rough terrain performance,” says Engstrom. “The low-maintenance IP67-sealed AC drive motors are designed to significantly prolong battery charge while reducing operating and maintenance costs for excellent rROIC.”

To adhere to specific low noise or low emissions requirements on sensitive jobsites, this new model has zero-noise operation for use in urban or nighttime environments, as well as zero-emissions operation for use in indoor applications and emissions-restricted outdoor environments.

Eco-friendly operation
Responding to today’s increasing environmental challenges and stricter job site regulations, the hybrid Genie Z-45 FE boom lift combines the power and performance of typical 4WD diesel machines, with the quiet, clean efficiency of 100 percent electric-powered units.

“We designed this new model using the same hybrid technology as its higher lifting Genie Z-60 FE (formerly Z-60/37 FE) sister model,” says Engstrom, which means the new Genie Z-45 FE can operate in two modes: all-electric or hybrid.

  • In “all-electric” mode, it provides the ability to work a full shift on a single battery charge.
  • In “hybrid” mode, it offers more than a week of run time on a single tank of diesel.

“With the Genie FE technology, operators can easily use one machine for any application, changing from full-electric operation to high-performance hybrid operation with the flip of a switch without sacrificing performance in rough terrain,” says Engstrom.

While operating in “hybrid” mode, the Genie Z-45 FE boom lift utilizes a 24.8 horsepower Kubota D1105 T4F/Stage 5 engine-powered generator to maintain the state of charge of the batteries. This mechanically controlled engine has no after-treatment or low-sulphur fuel requirements. And requiring 30 percent less fuel than typical 49 horsepower diesel machines, this hybrid boom has the ability to run for a full shift on an overnight battery charge.

With energy efficiency in mind, this hybrid system also allows the machine to recover energy generated when braking or descending inclines, which is in turn used to recharge its batteries. The Genie Z-45 FE boom comes standard with high-capacity 335Ah maintenance-free AGM batteries (315Ah FLA batteries optional).

Equipped with modern technology
To increase performance, decrease calibration time and improve the overall productivity, this new Genie FE model also boasts the ability to do zero-load field calibration for platform capacity. “This means that it can be calibrated, in most cases,” says Engstrom, “without loading the platform with weights.” It is also equipped with a modern load sense system that continuously checks the weight in the platform and disables lift and drive functionality if the load is above the platform load limit.

“When we designed this new hybrid boom, we stayed focused on user interface and simplicity to make the machines easy to use, simple to service and deliver a high rROIC,” adds Engstrom. “For example, this new model is equipped with a state-of-the-art CAN-based control system, which incorporates familiar features from the Genie Smart Link control system. Operators will find the control layout on this boom to be consistent and intuitive, making the operation of the booms easy and straightforward.”

Service technicians will appreciate the onboard diagnostics, as well as the mechanically controlled engine. The onboard diagnostics allows for machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting on Genie Z-45 FE model. Engstrom adds. The 24.8-horsepower Kubota diesel T4f D1105 engine is easy to service and maintain.

Spec’d to get work done
Designed to optimize productivity while working at height, the Genie Z-45 FE boom lift has a maximum working height of 51 feet 8 inches, a maximum horizontal outreach of 22 feet 9 inches, a maximum up-and-over reach of 24 feet 7 inches and a market-leading 660-pound maximum lift capacity in the 52-foot hybrid boom lift class. And, its 5-feet articulating jib with a 135-degree vertical rotation provides the ability to position workers accurately.

It is equipped as standard with foamed-filled, non-marking all-terrain tires, which add to the machine’s outdoor and indoor versatility.