REDMOND, WASH. (February 8, 2010) – In an effort to increase operator productivity, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of the Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), will now offer four new Genie® telescopic boom models that provide greater platform capacity within a restricted outreach as a standard feature. The four new models: the Genie® S™-60X, the S™-60XC, the S™-60 Trax, and the S™-80X will feature restricted platform capacities up to 1,250 lbs, the highest in the industry. The unrestricted operating envelope will feature the same 500 lbs capacity and outreach as the existing machine. The new S-80X will be on display at the American Rental Association (ARA) tradeshow in Orlando, FL. February 8 – 10 at booth 4700.
By increasing the work platform capacity, the maximum number of occupants has increased to three, thereby increasing job productivity. Outreach is automatically restricted by the operator by selecting the appropriate platform capacity. An operator-friendly common control panel assists with machine operation.
“The dual capacity of the work platform now allows the operator the choice of setting the appropriate capacity for the necessary operation,” said Frank Schneider, Genie® Booms Product Manager, Terex AWP. “Although there are other dual capacity products in the industry, the Genie® dual capacity booms are the only ones which allow the operator the ability to select the desired maximum load capacity that automatically restricts the operating envelope.”
How it works:
With the dual capacity booms, there is a new sequence of operation: The operator enters the work platform, starts the machine as usual, and then selects either 500 lbs or the unit’s maximum capacity. The machine will set the appropriate outreach and operating envelope
according to this input. If the work platform reaches the maximum envelope, the machine will stop and a light will flash to alert the operator. If the operator wishes to change the platform capacity, he must select the new platform capacity.
Other benefits include a ramped boom control system, which provides smooth boom functions due to angle sensors and limit switches, resulting in finer control. A virtual pivot primary boom aligns the machine’s center of gravity, resulting in lower machine weight. Fixed width axles provide faster set-up time, increasing jobsite productivity, while active oscillating axles provide superior traction increasing jobsite access and productivity.
A simplified hydraulic system provides smooth motion for users, while cable sequenced boom assembly make the booms easy to inspect. Both features help to reduce service time. A heavy duty platform better withstands increased platform loads.