Genie to launch revolutionary hybrid scissor lifts in 2015

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Lifting equipment specialist Genie has announced it will be showcasing a new 69 inch wide bi-energy (BE) hybrid rough terrain electric scissor lift range at the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) Convention in Adelaide next April.

Genie to launch revolutionary hybrid scissor lifts in 2015
Genie's revolutionary new hybrid scissor lift range is scheduled to arrive in Australia and New Zealand in the first quarter of 2015.

Genie says the new GS-69 BE series is the next evolution of the existing Genie RT and DC scissor lift ranges and will offer exceptional jobsite versatility.

Genie also claims its new range is the first rough terrain, high performance electric scissor lift line-up with an on-board integrated generator to charge the batteries and supply power to the platform and chassis.

The new series which comprises of three models – GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 will be available in the first quarter of 2015 to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Terex (Genie’s parent company) Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) general manager Brad Lawrence says the new Genie hybrid scissor lift range is a best-in-class series that provides users with a true ‘start to finish’ machine.

"In the early stages of construction, the scissor keeps itself charged and can supply 240 V AC power when onsite power is not available," he says.

"As the jobsite progresses it can switch to hybrid or electric to meet rough terrain or indoor slab environments. This type of versatility leads to higher utilisation for rental companies."

Height and capacity

The GS-69 BE hybrid scissor lift series is available in 7.7m, 9.75m and 12.12m models. All units can be driven at full height.

A 1.52m slide out deck on all three models gives the operators plenty of room to execute the task at hand while its lift capacity of 680kg allows operators to lift more with greater efficiency.

Revolutionary hybrid system

The GS-69 BE scissor lift series features two operating modes. This selectable feature meets the needs of both outdoor jobsites with no onsite power, and indoor jobsites with sensitive noise and emission environments.

When the power management hybrid operation is selected, the system automates the charging function of the integrated generator, maintaining the battery charge and allowing the operator to focus on getting the job done.

All models are also equipped with an on-board charger for wall power charging.

An optional feature supplies 240V, 10A power from the integrated generator to the platform so users can power additional tools form the scissor without needing onsite power.

Rough terrain performance

Genie says the series’ AC sealed electric drive motors provide full performance in both operating modes.

"Compared to DC motors, these AC motors contain fewer parts and require zero maintenance due to brushless design," Lawrence says.

"They run cooler and cleaner which translate to longer life and high reliability for internal parts such as wiring, brakes and bearings."

A front active oscillating axle on the scissor lifts helps keep all four wheels on the ground during operation providing the operator with more machine control and power when climbing hills and jobsite obstacles.

The machines’ four automatic levelling hydraulic outriggers deploy simultaneously to ensure the lift is level on uneven ground before elevating the platform.

Non-marking foam-filled rough terrain tyres allow the scissor lifts to be operated on both rough terrain and indoor slab surfaces.

Full swing out doors and trays provide excellent serviceability access to electronics, manifolds, hydraulics and batteries.

Interested customers can see the new range at Genie’s stand (stand 46) at the HRIA Convention next year which is scheduled to take place at the Adelaide Showgrounds from April 29 to 30. 

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