Genie updates TraX

Genie has launched the next generation of its TraX four track system for boom lifts.

The system has been redesigned to simplify maintenance, while maintaining all the current performance features. The system is available as a factory installed option on four boom lifts - the regular 62ft Z-62/40, and 80ft S-80 J telescopic, along with two with ‘Xtra Capacity’ telescopics, the 45ft S-45 XC, and 65ft S-65 XC.

Genie plans to offer retrofit ‘upgrade’ kits for all new S-65 XC and Z-62/40 wheeled boom lift models.
An existing Genie S-65 Trax

The four independent tracks avoid the break over issue of normal full length tracks on uneven ground, while maintaining the oscillating axles of wheeled machines, adding the ability to swivel up and down by 22 degrees, helping the tracks to tackle obstacles on the most extreme terrain.
The new Trax during ARA build up

As with the existing product, the tracks can be swapped for tyres for flexibility in use, or resale.
The basic specifications of the new TraX machines

Global product director for booms Sean Larin said: “Customers in telecommunications, oil and gas industries, quarries, tree care and construction have been using TraX equipped boom lifts for more than 15 years in all seasons and terrains - from rocky slopes to sand and gravel pits, in snow and ice. Redesigned TraX-equipped boom lifts have been rigorously tested in these environments and exceeded our high standard for durability and reliability.”