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Genie unveils world’s tallest self-propelled boom lift

Breaking through all industry records at 180 feet, the new Genie SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boom lift was introduced at the bauma 2013 tradeshow in Munich, Germany. The Genie SX-180 is designed to be productive, reliable and easy to transport. “Customers are always looking for new and innovative ways to carry out their work more efficiently and more effectively. In concert with customer input, our engineers have been able to reach new heights for this next generation of Genie telescopic boom lifts,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, booms and telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “We have pushed the limits of innovation in the aerial industry by successfully producing results beyond expectations.”

The Genie SX-180 is built to safely and quickly lift operators higher than any previously offered self-propelled boom lift. With a 180-foot vertical reach and 80-foot horizontal reach, the Genie SX-180 provides a working envelope ideal for the most extreme access jobs. The 8-foot-by-3-foot platform has an  unrestricted capacity of 750 pounds. The 10-foot, 180-degree, rotating jib positions workers and gear exactly where they are needed.

The machine is designed to be driven at full height. Travel speeds vary based on boom position and range from 2.5 mph with the boom in the stowed position, 0.4 mph below 125 feet and 0.1 mph above 125 feet.

The newly designed X-chassis extends and retracts to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. The boom lift’s stowed dimensions 10 feet high and 8 feet 2 inches wide. With a stowed length of 42 feet 7 inches, the 54,000-pound machine requires no over width or over height permits allowing it to be easily transported on a truck.

New platform controls consist of toggle switches and fully proportional jib and boom controls. The ground controls offer an updated function diagram layout and tactile membrane switches. Customers may choose from either a Deutz or Perkins engine. A 50 gallon fuel tank for longer run time and a 7.5 KW generator are standard equipment.

Worldwide availability will begin in the second half of 2013.


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