13.08.2021

Big booms for BSI

German service and rental company Baumaschinen Service International (BSI) has taken delivery of several big Genie SX straight telescopic boom lifts. These include the 125ft SX-125 XC and 135ft SX-135 XC dual - 300/453kg - platform capacity models, with 40 and 43.1 metre working heights respectively. It also added a number of 180ft SX-180s. The move follows the completion of a new 10,000 square metre premises, workshops and warehouse late last year.

The company’s first SX-180 was delivered last month and went to work in treating and repainting a bridge over the Rhine. It offers a 56.8 metre working height, with an outreach of 24.4 metres and a 340kg platform capacity. It comes with a 3.05 metre articulating jib with horizontal rotation and a 7.5kW on-board generator, providing self-contained AC power to the platform.
The first units of the new big boom order are handed over

Managing director Sven-Meyland Nielsen, said: "For 25 years, we have placed great emphasis on strong customer orientation. We are always personally available, in a timely manner, for our customers. With the new premises, we are able to continue implementing our strategy of offering customers the widest possible range of machines and service. Thanks to our own logistics and the continuous storage of new machines, we can supply our customers at short notice, which is a benefit. The advantage for our customers is the constant availability of around 100 boom and scissor lifts in our 1,000 square metre warehouse building.”
Uwe Wiedemeier of Genie (L) with Sven-Meyland Nielsen of BSI

“Of course, we focus on ensuring there is new, quality equipment in stock — equipment with electric or hybrid drive, such as Genie scissor lifts and articulated and telescopic boom lifts up to 22 metres working height, which we consider as machines in the standard working range, as well as a selection of used equipment. But we also pay special attention to large equipment, as demand for ever greater working heights and outreach is steadily growing in our region."

"These big booms are ideal for long term applications, such as targeted slope stabilisation with nets on the Moselle, steel construction, and the use by inspection companies for railway bridges. For our customers, it is important that the machines can be driven at full working height, while the dual platform capacities provide tangible benefits. While quick availability from Genie as well as the good partnership were decisive for our purchase."

"In terms of feedback, our customers particularly emphasise the working height and outreach of the Genie SX-180 as well as the smooth movements. It is surprisingly compact and easy to manoeuvre for a machine in this category. The operators found the jib came in very handy to position components exactly where needed.”
Sven-Meyland Nielsen (L) and fellow BSI manager Florian Hartmann

BSI is based in Dortmund and was set up in July 1996 as a service company for aerial work platforms and mobile cranes, working with Terex and PPM. Over the years it has expanded its services including the addition of powered access rental - starting with 10 Genie platforms in 2008 - and the sale of Genie boom lifts telehandlers. It was appointed as an authorised Genie dealer in 2013, and an authorised Genie service provider in 2016. The company now runs a fleet of 250 work platforms with a team of 21 dedicated access specialists, offering a range of services including consulting, jobsite planning, delivery, training, spare parts supply and service contracts. It is also a member of System Lift the association of independent rental companies.

Oh, and BSI is still a Terex Crane partner with four dedicated crane service technicians.

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