Boom lift updated

The updated Genie ZX – 135/70 large articulating boom lift updates improve calibration for boom setting and includes a load-sensing platform.

Genie improved 135/70 boom liftThe Genie ZX -135/70 articulating boom has been updated to offer customers the latest advancements in engineering design and technology. This new-generation of the Genie ZX-135/70 with 120 feet to 135 feet reach features the new Genie mini XChassis axle design, a platform load-sensing system and a simple two-point calibration process to set up the primary boom, secondary boom and jib bell crank in as little as 15 minutes.

Designed with transportability in mind, the Genie ZX-135/70 boom now features the new Genie mini XChassis axle design, which extends and retracts the axles to and from the stowed position with a more compact footprint — 8 feet 2 inches x 13 feet 6 inches retracted or 12 feet 11 inches x 13 feet 6 inches extended — to provide stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. Similar in design to full-size X-Chassis expanding axle on the previous generations of this machine, the mini XChassis system has a one-third smaller footprint of the full-size version for excellent maneuverability on and around confined jobsites.

This boom is engineered to meet the overload restriction guidelines in the proposed ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as the current European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards. To comply, all new Genie ZX-135/70 booms come standard with new low-maintenance load-sense cell technology, which monitors the weight in the platform and disables drive, steer and certain boom functions if the load exceeds the platform load limit.

The updated Genie ZX-135/70 articulating boom can be customized to meet customers’ jobsite needs with one of three hydraulically driven generator options: A 12 kW welder-ready package, 7.5 kW welder-ready package or 3 kW AC generator for general needs. In addition, the Genie ZX-135/70 boom is updated to reflect the latest Genie design language of an all-black chassis and an updated blue and gray color scheme.

Replacing the previous generation’s six-point process, the 4.11 software on these redesigned Genie ZX-135/70 envelope-controlled machines now only need two calibration points:First, when the boom is lowered to the stowed position and second, when the boom is fully raised, without the use of an inclinometer. Calibrations can now be done in as little as 15 minutes, saving customers up to an hour or more of set-up time each time they are ready to use this articulating boom.

The Genie ZX-135/70 lift still features a maximum platform height of 135 feet, 69 feet 9 inches of horizontal outreach and a 75 feet of up-and-over clearance, all accessible with a 600-pound platform capacity. The Telescoping Jib-Extend jib on this boom continues to be distinctive, providing exceptional access by extending from a retracted length of 12 feet to an extended length of 20 feet. This design includes 360-degree continuous rotation turntable, 160-degree platform rotation for fast, easy positioning and 110-degree vertical range of motion. This design still provides access to “up, over, and in” applications inaccessible by a traditional jib.

The updated Genie ZX-135/70 boom is engineered with four-wheel drive with full-time positive traction to handle rough ground conditions to enhance the smoothness of the ride. Four-wheel steer with front-wheel, rear-wheel, crab- and coordinated- steer available options provide additional maneuverability.

This unit’s intuitive control system provides menu-based adjustments for machine and component calibration as well as on-screen multi-language system diagnostics. Platform controls feature toggle switches and a tactile membrane surface, as well as proportional Hall-effect joysticks for all major functions. Operators will find the control layouts on this model to be consistent and intuitive, making operation of the boom easy and straightforward.

To maximize customers’ rental return on invested capital, the revamped Genie ZX-135/70 boom shares commonality in design, parts and accessories, as well as serviceability benefits, including easy access to crucial service points, with other Genie products.

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