German water jet manufacturer Falch has launched a new water jet accessory for the 135ft Genie SX-135 XC boom lift.
Falch will now offer the multi worker 250 semi-automatic, high pressure tool and water jetting accessory for sale or rent on SX-135 XC boom lifts. This allows the machine to be used for shipyard applications such as cleaning and paint removal, as well as other tasks including cleaning façades, walls and ceilings, and removing concrete, plaster, paint, graffiti and corrosion at height.
The jet provides water pressure of up to 3,000 bar and a pump power of up to 250 kW per unit, Genie says the multi worker 250 almost entirely removes recoil and can be installed on the boom lift in less than 10 minutes. It also features 30 degrees of vertical and horizontal swing via an automatic electric controller.
Genie vice president sales and marketing Jacco de Kluijver said: “Genie prides itself in offering purposeful innovations that both support our rental customers’ business success, as well as make work faster and easier for end users. By offering customers the means of acquiring or renting a multi worker 250 tool from Falch to equip their Genie SX-135 XC boom lifts, this relationship is a perfect example that opens the door to a broad field of new business opportunities — including the large shipyard market.”
Falch director strategic projects Markus Bux added: “We were delighted when we saw the introduction of Genie Xtra Capacity technology, with its increased lift capacity and smooth envelope, making applications with the multi worker 250 possible because it weighs only around 100kg, including the necessary accessories. We are convinced that the combination of both innovations is the future of cleaning at height for Genie customers as well as for ours.”