Genie launches new vertical mast lift models


February 2020
Genie launches new vertical mast lift models

Meeting the global standards requirements in the ANSI A92 (US) and CSA B354 (Canada) standards, based on an ISO standard, driving global standards commonality with European (EN 280) and other international standards, Genie® GR™, QS™ and GRC vertical mast lift machine specifications and performance have been updated worldwide to adopt one global slab scissor lift specification. Beginning in March 2020, Genie vertical mast lifts sold globally will be equipped with Genie Smart Link™ dual zone controller and Load sense. “Changes to the standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in North America impacts all types of MEWPs that Genie manufactures, including the popular Genie® Runabout®, Runabout® Contractor and Quick Stock™ vertical mast lifts,” said Molly Frank, Genie Product Manager, Terex AWP. “As Genie adopts one global vertical mast lift specification machine in compliance with the worldwide standards, specifications and performance will be changing in all regions. For example, North American MEWPs will be equipped with load sense systems, which include drive and lift cutout functions if an overload is measured, and to adopt similar wind rating requirements as those currently in effect in European markets.”

Frank added, “One global standard offering for Genie GR, QS and GRC vertical mast lifts will optimise operators’ productivity, while reducing rental fleet complexity.”

To optimise productivity across Genie vertical mast lift models, outdoor operation will be possible on most Genie vertical mast lifts. Equipped with the Genie Smart Link dual zone control, Genie GR and QS models will have two buttons added to the lifts’ platform controller, prompting the operator to select the ‘Indoor’ or ‘Outdoor’ zone prior to operation. When the ‘Outdoor’ zone is selected, outdoor operation is permitted while maximum platform height operation and occupancy will be restricted.

Genie GS global-use vertical mast lifts go into production in Redmond, Wash., USA, in early 2020. These models will be available immediately in North America, with deliveries globally throughout 2020.

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