10.05.2022

Genie to launch DC & hybrid telescopics

Genie has announced the launch of all electric and hybrid versions of its new 60ft S-60 4x4 telescopic boom lifts, at Vertikal Days, this week.

The new booms, offer a working height of 20.6 metres and a maximum outreach of 12.3 metres with a 1.83 metre jib offering 130 degrees of articulation and an unrestricted platform capacity of 300kg.
The new machines use the well proven AC electric wheel motor drive system from the company’s 60ft Z-60 DC and FE articulated boom lifts. Four wheel drive plus electronic traction management and active oscillating axles provides 45 percent gradeability.
The S-60 DC weighs 7,983kg while the FE version weighs 8,051kg.
The electric drive outperforms the diesel models

The prototype S-60 FE will be unveiled on the Genie /Workplatform stand at Vertikal Days tomorrow – May 11th and Thursday 12th May in Peterborough, UK.

The company says that the new machine can work a typical a full day on a full battery charge. While the Hybrid S-60 FE can also work an entire week on a single tank of fuel.

The FE model’s intelligent control system keeps the batteries charged and machine ready to work by using both regenerative braking technology and automatic engine start and stop, topping up the batteries with the Stage V diesel, and generator, helping eliminate charging downtime when plugged in.

Product manager Corrado Gentile said: “Modern jobsites demand rugged, reliable, high-performance equipment that is also quiet, clean, efficient. The new Genie S-60 DC and S-60 FE telescopic boom lifts meet those needs with a versatile boom that has a best in class jib length and delivers the quality, reliability and lower total cost of ownership that equipment owners are looking for.”

“This is a boom lift that rental companies can make money with because it solves multiple end user needs with a single machine, contributing to a 10 percent higher utilisation rate. The S-60 DC or S-60 FE can be the first machine on the job, working through to project completion. And, because the S-60 DC and S-60 FE save time and money on the jobsite, end users benefit from cost savings while equipment owners can also realise increased returns on their equipment investment.”

The new machines will be built at the company’s Italian plant in Umbertide, with deliveries set to begin during the third quarter in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and in North America and the rest of the world from early 2023.

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