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Genie Unveils World’s Tallest Self-Propelled Boom Lift at bauma 2013

The lift pushes the limits of innovation with a 180 foot vertical reach.

Sun April 14, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Breaking through all industry records at 180 ft (54.9 m), the revolutionary new Genie SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boom lift was introduced today at the bauma 2013 tradeshow in Munich, Germany. The largest of its kind in the market, the boom lift is suited for applications in the oil and gas industries, commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance. The SX-180 may be seen publicly for the first time by visiting stand F7 – 710/711.

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. In concert with customer input, our engineers have been able to reach new heights for this next generation of Genie telescopic boom lifts,” said Scott Krieger, Senior Product Manager, Booms and Telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “We have pushed the limits of innovation in the aerial industry by successfully producing results beyond expectations.”

The Genie SX-180 is built to safely and quickly lift operators higher than any previously offered self-propelled boom lift. With a 180 ft (54.9 m) vertical reach and 80 ft (24.4 m) horizontal reach, the Genie SX-180 provides a working envelope ideal for the most extreme access jobs. The 8 ft (2.44 m) by 3 ft (0.91 m) platform has an unrestricted capacity of 750 lb (340 kg). The 10 ft (3.05 m) rotating jib positions workers and gear exactly where they are needed.

The machine is designed to be driven at full height. Travel speeds vary based on boom position and range from 2.5 mph (4.02 km/h) with the boom in the stowed position, 0.4 mph (0.65 km/h) below 125 ft (38.1 m) and 0.1 mph (0.17 km/hr) above 125 ft (38.1 m).

The newly designed X-chassis extends and retracts to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. The boom lift’s stowed dimensions are 10 ft (3.05 m) in height and 8 ft 2 in (2.5 m) wide. With a stowed length of 42 ft 7 in (12.98 m), the 54,000 lbs (24,494 kg) machine requires no over width or over height permits allowing it to be easily transported on a truck. “This X-chassis design is also used on our new Genie ZX -135 articulating boom introduced earlier this year,” said Krieger. “This allows our big booms to share many design features providing parts and operating commonality.”

The Genie SX-180 is designed with reliability and serviceability in mind. There is easy access to important systems and components, robust hose and harness routings and access to slew bearing bolts from topside. The rotating jib offers a robust slew bearing and worm drive arrangement.

New platform controls consist of toggle switches and fully proportional jib and boom controls. The ground controls offer an updated function diagram layout and tactile membrane switches. Customers may choose from either a Deutz or Perkins engine. A 50 gallon fuel tank for longer run time and a 7.5 kW generator are standard equipment.

Worldwide availability will begin in the second half of 2013.

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