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Genie Expands Electric/Hybrid Options to Include New S-60 Telescopic Boom


Pubblicato da Ettore Zanatta

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Efficient, all-electric DC and FE two-in-one hybrid power styles contribute to rental ROIC.

Responding to increasing jobsite regulations and environmental needs, Genie is expanding its boom offerings to include the industry’s first hybrid telescopic boom, and the industry’s first light-weight, electric, telescopic boom lift in the 65 ft (20 m) height class. With a 20.6 m (67 ft 2 in) working height and an 18.6 m (61 ft 2 in) platform height, the Genie® S®-60 DC and S-60 FE boom lifts build on the success of Genie’s 100% electric DC and hybrid FE technology to deliver clean, quiet jobsite performance in a versatile machine that requires less maintenance and delivers a lower total cost of ownership. The Genie S-60 FE will be displayed as a prototype on the Workplatform Ltd & Genie stand #207/208 at Vertikal Days on 11th and 12th May at Peterborough, UK.


Modern jobsites demand rugged, reliable, high-performance equipment that is also quiet, clean, efficient. The new Genie S-60 DC and S-60 FE telescopic boom lifts meet those needs with a versatile boom that has a best-in-class jib length and delivers the quality, reliability and lower total cost of ownership that equipment owners are looking for,” says Corrado Gentile, Genie Product Manager for the EMEARI Region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and India) based in Umbertide, Italy, where the S-60 DC and S-60 FE are manufactured.


There is an increasing demand on large jobsites for clean, quiet, versatile equipment that can work indoors and outdoors, including on rough terrain. The DC and FE versions of Genie’s tried-and-true S-60 telescopic boom solve this problem with a machine that can operate in rough terrain and has clean emissions. Both the S-60 DC and the S-60 FE can be used indoors and outdoors, and can deliver a full day of 100% electric, four-wheel drive performance on a single battery charge. With Genie’s “no compromises” hybrid technology, the S-60 FE can also work an entire week on a single tank of fuel. Additionally, the FE boom’s intelligent control system keeps the batteries charged and machine ready to work by using both regenerative braking technology and automatic engine start and stop. By charging the batteries while the boom works, the S-60 FE can help jobsites eliminate downtime caused by plug-in charging. “This is a boom lift that rental companies can make money with because it solves multiple end user needs with a single machine, contributing to a 10% higher utilisation rate,” Gentile says.


The S-60 DC model offers a low weight of 7,983 kg (17,600 lb) and quiet operation for end users looking for a powerful, all-electric boom. The FE version weighs 8,051 kg (17,750 lb), just slightly more than the DC version, making either boom ideal for applications where floor loading must be managed. At the same time, high-efficiency AC drive motors on all four wheels provide similar torque as hydraulic drive motors while using 30-40% less energy. Four-wheel drive plus electronic traction management and active oscillating axles enable 6.44 km/h (4 mph) drive speed and 45% gradeability in rough terrain. “That flexibility means the S-60 DC or S-60 FE can be the first machine on the job, working through to project completion,” Gentile says. “And, because the S-60 DC and S-60 FE save time and money on the jobsite, end users benefit from cost savings while equipment owners can also realize increased returns on their equipment investment.


A DPF-free Stage V engine eliminates the need for after-treatment or low-sulphur fuel, reducing the time and expense of maintenance and repairs while offering instant performance. “It takes just seconds to start the engine, delivering instant power and torque when needed,” Gentile says, adding, “And, because the S-60 DC and S-60 FE have 70% fewer hydraulic components in the drive chassis than comparable booms in the market using hydraulic systems, maintenance costs are reduced by 10%, and less time is spent servicing equipment in the field.”


Key specifications of the S-60 DC/FE include maximum platform height of 18.6 m (61 ft 2 in), maximum working height of 20.6 m (67 ft 2 in) and a maximum outreach of 12.3 m (40 ft 6 in). Unrestricted platform capacity of 300 kg (660 lb) on a 1.83 m (6 ft) jib delivers a 130-degree working range. A wide range of options and accessories increase the versatility of the S-60 DC or FE for rental applications. The boom lift can be configured with either of two platform configurations. A 2.44 m (8 ft) three-entry with side swing gate is standard, while a 1.83 m (6 ft) dual entry with side swing gate is optional. Genie Lift Guard half and full mesh platform panels, air line and power to platform, work lights, and other accessories are available. In addition, hostile environment kits or cold weather packages are useful for specific applications.The new S-60 DC and S-60 FE models are the most recent machines to join Genie’s electrified line-up. Around 70% of Genie’s product line-up uses all-electric or hybrid technology — a number that is likely to continue to grow. They also complement Genie’s full boom lift product line-up, which includes the S-60 J for essential performance in a simple machine and the S-65 XC (Xtra Capacity) range for heavy lifting applications with dual-envelope capacities.

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