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Genie Unveils Tall Boom Lift

Posted on April 23, 2013

Genie introduced a 180 ft. self-propelled telescopic boom lift at bauma 2013. The company said the Genie SX-180 is the largest of its kind in the market.

The Genie SX-180 is designed to be productive, reliable and easy to transport. “Customers are always looking for new and innovative ways to carry out their work more efficiently and more effectively,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, Booms and Telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “In concert with customer input, our engineers have been able to reach new heights for this next generation of Genie telescopic boom lifts. We have pushed the limits of innovation in the aerial industry by successfully producing results beyond expectations.”

The Genie SX-180 is built to lift operators higher than any previously offered self-propelled boom lift, the company said. With a 180 ft. vertical reach and 80 ft. horizontal reach, the Genie SX-180 provides a working envelope targeting extreme access jobs, said the company. The platform has an unrestricted capacity of 750 lb., and a 10 ft. rotating jib is engineered to position workers and gear where needed.

The machine is designed to be driven at full height, and its X-chassis design extends and retracts to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport, Genie said.

Customers may choose from either a Deutz or Perkins diesel engine. A 50 gal. fuel tank and a 7.5 kW generator are standard. Worldwide availability is expected to begin in the second half of 2013.