Boom best new product at HRIA awards

The Genie Z-60/37 FE hybrid boom lift was awarded Best New Product – Access at the Hire
The model proved very popular with visitors to the company’s stand at HIRE17, with many orders taken at the show.
Brad Lawrence, Genie General Manager, Terex AWP said the new boom offers operators two machines in one package for indoor and outdoor applications, while providing lower cost of operation and cleaner performance.
“Businesses who have used the Genie Z- 60/37 FE boom lift since its global launch in April 2016 have reported significant cost savings and a marked reduction in their carbon footprint, while getting increased performance and versatility from their aerial work platforms,” he said.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift is driven by high-efficiency AC motors and combines advanced diesel power and four-wheel-drive performance with the energy efficiency and quieter operation of compact, low-weight electric-powered booms. It can travel 25 percent faster than other typical diesel-powered units.
When operating in full-electric mode, the Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift offers a full day of emission-free performance on a single charge, and in hybrid mode, it runs for more than a week on a single tank of diesel. In hybrid mode, an environmentally friendly 24-hp diesel powered generator constantly monitors the charge of the 48V DC battery pack, keeping it topped up and then automatically shutting off to minimise fuel consumption. In extreme battery usage conditions or after heavy full-electric operation, the hybrid power system can provide a bulk charge in around four hours.
“On long-term jobs, even when on-site power is not available, this machine is versatile enough to handle tasks ranging from work on rough and unprepared ground to indoor applications where it’s important to keep noise and emissions to a minimum,” said Mitch Ely, Genie National Operations Manager, Terex AWP.
“This model is extremely cost-efficient and provides high rental returns for general construction and industrial applications, such as sports arenas, shopping malls and convention centres. It is just the kind of machine to be the first on the jobsite and the last off – exactly what rental customers are looking for to improve their profitability.”
Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift specs
The Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift provides 20.16 m of working height, 11.15 m of horizontal outreach and 7.39 m of up-and-over clearance. It is equipped with a 1.52 m jib offering 70° up and 65° down range of motion and a 160° platform rotation. It boasts a narrow footprint and a low 58 cm tail swing (riser up).  
The platform comes in widths of 1.8 m and 2.4 m. The capacity is 227 kg, and it can take on board two people across the entire working envelope. A side-entry swing gate and front sliding mid rail are standard. The 2.4 m platform comes with an additional side sliding mid rail, opposite the gate. With a weight of 7,686 kg and a stowed length of 8.15 m, it is easily transported on a standard truck.     

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