Genie Industries unveiled its new Z-40/23N Self-Propelled Articulating Boom. Ideal for “up, out and over” applications in tight workspaces, the Z-40/23N offers contractors a narrow profile of 4 ft. 11 in. (1.5 m) wide, which allows it to easily fit through standard-sized double doors. With a tight turning radius of just 2 ft. 11 in. (0.61 m), the Z-40/23N can easily maneuver through tight passageways and congested work areas.
“Our research showed a market demand for a boom with a profile under 5 feet and a turning radius under 3 feet. We designed the Z-40/23N to fill that niche,” said Phil Harvey, product manager for Genie’s boom line.
The Z-40/23N features an “up and over” maximum clearance of 21 ft. 3 in. (6.48 m), 46 ft. 5 in. (14.32 m) maximum working height and 22 ft. 8 in. (6.91 m) maximum horizontal reach. Weighing in at 15,230 lbs. (6,908 kg), the boom offers the ideal combination of weight, narrow footprint and reasonable floor load rating for indoor use, according to the manufacturer.
The boom features a true multi-function control system that allows smooth, responsive operation of several machine functions at the same time — from raise, lower and rotate to extend, steer and drive. The control system allows operators to quickly reach their desired worksite location from the stowed position.
Standard is Genie’s variable-speed technology that delivers quick repositioning of loads up to a lift capacity of 500 lbs. (227 kg) within the boom’s entire range of motion.