Darwin firm receives first Genie SX-180 in Australia

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Darwin-based equipment hire firm Top End Access is the first company in Australia to take delivery of the world’s tallest boom lift, the Genie SX-180.

Darwin firm receives first Genie SX-180 in Australia
View from atop the world's tallest self-propelled boom lift - the Genie SX-180. Darwin's Top End Access is the first company in Australia to receive delivery of the machine.

The company says the self-propelled boom lift, which is capable of reaching heights of up to 186 feet is now available for hire.

On November 21, Northern Territory Attorney-General John Elferink unveiled a plaque at Top End Access’ premise at Pinelands, NT to commemorate the arrival and commissioning of the Genie SX-180.

The machine made its official debut at international construction trade show Bauma in Munich last year and Top End Access wasted no time in placing an order for one in early 2013.

Terex aerial work platform sales manager Michael Scott says the arrival of the unique boom lift is a landmark moment for Genie Australia, Top End Access and the Australian equipment hire industry.

"The Genie SX-180 boom lift is ideally suited for a huge range of industries – construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries and large utilities," he says.

"It also has a wide working envelope giving it unique versatility."

Scott adds the company has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the machine and is "immensely proud and excited" that it is finally here.

"We also think Darwin is an ideal location for the SX-180 boom lift - there are multiple opportunities there for its unprecedented capabilities", he says.

Top End Access general manager Geoff Guy says taking delivery of the SX-180 shows the faith the directors have in the company and in the Northern Territory in general.

"They believe the Northern Territory is continuing to grow and develop, and they want to make sure they’re at the forefront of having the right access equipment available to meet the needs of the customer," he says.

"The Genie SX-180 boom lift fits in perfectly with Top End Access’s motto of ‘Get Higher, Safer, Sooner’.

"With its unique features, it will enable users to do just that. And to get some idea of how high it can go, its reach is around the same height as Northern Territory House."

Guy adds the company expects the SX-180 boom lift to be utilised quite vigorously by local mining and construction operations, but its use is not limited to just those two sectors.

"Our SX-180 boom lift is now ready for hire, and we anticipate interest from many areas – where getting safe access to great heights is required", he says.

Find out more from Top End Access’ website.

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