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Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Genie offers new procedures and protocols for cleaning and disinfecting aerial equipment on job sites to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while working at height. This information provides jobsite superintendents and fleet managers with specific precautions to take in order to keep workers and job sites safe and productive.

Meeting the global standards requirements in the ANSI A92 (United States) and CSA B354 (Canada) standards, based on an ISO standard, driving global standards commonality with European (EN 280) and other international standards, Genie GR, QS and GRC vertical mast lift machine specifications and performance have been updated worldwide to adopt one global equipment specification.

A new generation of Genie S telescopic boom lifts is now available globally. Right-sized for completing work-at-height applications, such as general construction, maintenance, inspection and painting tasks, the Genie S-60 J telescopic boom offers the essential performance that operators need to get work done at height from a jibbed boom with an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb.

Eliminating the need for customers to manage two separate fleets of machines — one for indoors, one for outdoors — the new Genie Z-45 FE hybrid articulating boom lift responds to increased demand worldwide for versatile and cost-effective "green" access solutions in the 52 ft.

A new addition to the next generation of Genie S telescopic boom lifts, the Genie S-80 J model is a higher reaching version of the recently introduced Genie S-60 J model. These new Genie telescopic booms are right-sized for completing work-at-height applications and provide the essential performance that operators need to get work done at height from a jibbed boom.

Designed to eliminate the time, complexity and cost of installing traditional hydraulic diapers, the new Genie Lift Tools Spill Guard hydraulic containment system will be available globally as an option on the Genie GS-1330m scissor lift in mid-2020. The electric-drive GS-1330m scissor lift features low noise, low emission, low weight and low floor loading capabilities, and now, when equipped with the Genie Lift Tools Spill Guard accessory, it increases its already low environmental impact.

Designed for use on job sites around the world, the new Genie Lift Tools 13-ft. (4-m) platform affords less work time interruptions so boom lift operators can get more work done, more rapidly and more comfortably. Built for use in conjunction with Genie S-65 Xtra Capacity (XC) boom lift, this new Genie platform measures 13-ft.

With just a few months to go before the new ANSI A92 standards are officially in effect, the access industry is still in preparation mode. Aerial manufacturers are putting the final touches on new machine design and safety features and, along with professional organizations, are dedicating time and energy to training for best MEWP operating practices.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 3 continues to work to remedy the challenges created by above average precipitation in north central Pennsylvania. This has occurred since 2016 and has resulted in flooding in many areas.

Terex Corporation announced third quarter 2019 net sales of $1.0 billion, down 6.8 percent versus the third quarter of 2018. On an FX-neutral basis, global sales declined 4.7 percent compared to the third quarter of 2018. The Terex AWP business segment reported net sales of $628 million, down 13.9 percent versus Q3 2018, or down 12.5 percent excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates.

Designed to perform in sensitive ground conditions, such assand and turf, Genie High Float (HF) and TraX boom lifts offer productive machine performance on soft or delicate surfaces. To meet market demand, new models have been added to the Genie product line-up, including the Genie Z-45 HF, S-40 HF, S-45 HF, S-60 HF and S-65 HF booms, as well as the Genie S-40 TraX, S-45 TraX, S-60 TraX and S-65 TraX machines.