Forklifts & Boom Lifts

The boom lift ... right-sized for completing work-at-height applications.

The boom lift ... right-sized for completing work-at-height applications.

Genie is the right fit for jobs at height

A new Genie S telescopic boom lift is said to offer rental companies the opportunity to increase their rental return on invested capital (rROIC) by mixing their fleets with a variety of Genie booms, matching the right boom to the right application.

June 2020

The latest addition to the next generation of Genie S telescopic boom lifts claims to raise the bar for working at height and help rental customers mix their fleets to match the right machine to the job.

The Genie S-80 J model is a higher reaching version of the recently introduced Genie S-60 J model. These new telescopic booms are said to be 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.

“The new model has an unrestricted platform capacity of 300 kg to get the job done with two occupants, plus tools, and a 1.8-m jib, leading length and capacity for low-weight booms in this height category,” says Sean Larin, Genie Product Manager at Terex AWP. “With a working height of 26.4 m and horizontal reach of 16.8 m, this new boom provides operators with access where it’s needed – at the top of the envelope.”

For increased jobsite productivity, the new Genie S-80 J boom is lightweight enough (10,433 kg) to be equipped with the exclusive Genie 4-point TraX patented track and axle system – the first and only boom model in the 24.4-m category to offer a tracked option, claims Larin.

Genie S-80 J provides access where it is needed – at the top of the envelope.

Genie S-80 J provides access where it is needed – at the top of the envelope.

The Genie TraX system is claimed to provide exceptional terrainability and lower contact pressure for reduced damage when operating on sensitive ground surfaces, such as wet grass, mud, sand and snow, as well as on harder, uneven gravel, rock, concrete or asphalt-based surfaces.

“The introduction of this second model to the Genie essential performance boom line offers rental companies the opportunity to increase their rental return on invested capital (rROIC) by mixing their fleets with a variety of Genie booms, matching the right boom to the right application,”  Larin points out.

According to Larin, within a rental fleet, the Genie S-80 J model complements the popular heavy-lifting Genie S-85 XC (Xtra Capacity) model, which is well suited for heavy trades work. For example, Genie S-80 J man lifts are described as being ideal for completing work-at-height jobs, such as general construction, maintenance, inspections and painting.

In addition, Larin says, Genie S-85 XC work lifts are well suited for performing heavy-lifting work, like commercial and industrial construction, structural, electrical and plumbing, and specialty applications.

Productivity features come as standard, Larin adds. “The new Genie S-80 J boom is equipped with everything operators need to get work done. This new boom features 4WD and active oscillating axles, which provide operators with true rough-terrain performance, including no axle lockout during elevated drive, on unfinished jobsites and rough-terrain surfaces,” he elaborates.

This model’s extremely low 10,433 kg machine weight provides low ground pressure for a boom lift of this class size, and its high ground clearance enables it to easily clear rocks, curbs, trailer break-overs and other daily obstacles, getting operators around jobsites more efficiently, he adds.

This model’s compact design, low-machine weight and off-set boom stowing position also gives rental companies the flexibility to combine this unit with other machines on a single trailer to maximise savings in transportation costs.

Equipped with a 37 kW (49 hp) Kubota D1803 turbo diesel engine, available in Stage V or Tier 4f versions, the Genie S-80 J boom offers right-sized, on-the-job productivity, combined with simple service and maintenance.

Meeting rental companies’ needs for equipment with a low total cost of ownership, the single-envelope mast design on the S-80 J telescopic boom speeds up inspections, maintenance and repairs with fewer overall inspection points and wearable components, reducing costly downtime, Larin points out.

To further maximise machine uptime and increase rental companies’ rROIC, the Genie S-80 J boom shares commonality in design, parts and accessories with the other Genie products in rental fleets.


Global-use machine

Like the new Genie S-60 J telescopic boom, the prototype Genie S-80 J model is also engineered to meet jobsite needs globally. It comes standard with Genie digital load sense technology for accurate load weighing and zero-load field calibration, which means it adheres to the overload guidelines in the European EN280, United States ANSI A92, Canadian CSA B354, and Australian AS 1418.10 standards.

And, its single-envelope operation provides simple calibration and troubleshooting due to the use of simple and reliable components and sensors. As it is equipped with a modern CAN-based control system, operators will find the control layout on the S-80 J boom to be intuitive and consistent with other Genie booms, making the operation easy and straightforward. It comes standard with a digital LCD screen at the ground controls, which provides real-time data and troubleshooting right on the machine. This model is compatible with the Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostics tool for greater flexibility during machine updates, calibration and troubleshooting, even from the boom platform with no need for a laptop or any additional accessories.

The CAN-based control system also allows more data to be remotely monitored, providing detailed machine information through the Genie Lift Connect telematics system and enabling rental companies to maximise utilisation, simplify logistics, better plan maintenance and even remotely diagnose issues – reducing the cost of operation and maximising profits, Larin states.

To meet common jobsite safety requirements, this new model comes standard with the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system. Accessorised for increased productivity, all common options and accessories for Genie booms are available for use on the new Genie S-80 J model, including:

  • The Genie Lift Power 3 kW and 12 kW generator solution;
  • Genie Lift Guard (Fall Arrest Bar, Platform Mesh accessories, Contact Alarm);
  • Panel cradle and pipe cradle attachments;
  • Aircraft protection and hostile environment kits; and
  • Positive air shutdown system.  



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