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The updated Genie Lift Connect ... an evolution in Genie’s telematics journey.

The updated Genie Lift Connect ... an evolution in Genie’s telematics journey.

Hybrid Genie offers class-leading capacity

June 2019

Terex previewed its new Genie Z-45 FE hybrid articulating boom lift at this year’s bauma, a leading construction showcase, which was held in Munich, Germany, in April.

The new model – manufactured in Umbertide, Italy – responds to increased demand for sustainable access solutions in the 16-m range in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) region, and will be available across the region in early 2020.

Designed using the same hybrid technology as its higher lifting Genie Z-60 FE (formerly Z-60/37 FE) sister model, the new Genie Z-45 FE boom lift offers a maximum working height of 15.92 m, a maximum horizontal outreach of 6.94 m, a maximum up-and-over reach of 7.5 and a market-leading 300 kg maximum lift capacity in the 16-m hybrid boom lift class, according to Terex.

As a result of its highly versatile, low-emission, energy-saving and low-maintenance 4WD operation, this new machine combines the benefits of high rental returns on invested capital (rROIC) with the ability to work in virtually any jobsite environment, indoors and out.

Genie Z-45 FE ... sustainable solutions in the 16-m range.

Genie Z-45 FE ... sustainable solutions in the 16-m range.

“Across our extensive portfolio, the 16-m range is where customer demand is the highest. The new hybrid Genie Z-45 FE boom lift offers the ultimate combination of environmentally conscious hybrid efficiency, exceptional 4WD diesel-like performance with the highly popular working height that our customers and their end-users are looking for,” says Zach Gilmor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, EMEAR.

He says with productivity in mind, the new machine’s 300-kg maximum lift capacity allows operators to take up 30 per cent more materials on the platform as compared to other hybrid machines in this height range. The Z-45 FE combines the power and performance of typical 4WD diesel machines, with the quiet, clean efficiency of 100 per cent electric-powered units.

In “All-Electric” mode, it provides the ability to work a full shift on a single battery charge.

And in “Hybrid” mode, it offers more than a week of run time on a single tank of diesel. In this mode, it uses its environment-friendly Stage V/Tier 5 engine-powered generator to maintain the state of charge of the batteries. With energy efficiency in mind, this hybrid system also allows the machine to recover energy generated when braking or descending inclines, which is in turn used to recharge its batteries.

The machine also combines the benefits of a full-time active oscillating axle system that maintains traction on rough terrain. Its 1.52-m articulating jib with a 135-degree vertical rotation provides the ability to position workers accurately.

With these two modes of operation, the Genie Z-45 FE boom offers rental companies a versatile, sustainable and powerful two-in-one solution adapted to indoor as well as outdoor applications, even where on-site electric power is not available.

It consumes 30 per cent less fuel than typical 36.5 kW diesel machines, and has the ability to run for a full shift on an overnight battery charge.

While saving energy, the hybrid Genie Z-45 FE boom lift also boasts intelligent, easy-to-use technology that significantly prolongs battery life while reducing operating and maintenance costs for excellent rROIC.

Also at bauma, Terex showcased the new Genie Lift Connect telematics programme, which is now provided as a standard feature with a three-year subscription on all new machine purchases for Genie GS scissor lifts, Z- and S-boom lifts and GTH telehandlers.

Genie Lift Connect users will benefit from the new Access Control keypad. This feature will allow users to programme codes and operator ID cards, preventing unauthorised machine use. The Access Control offering will be available to customers as an aftermarket option in early Q4 2019 and as a factory fit option in 2020.

“Focusing on providing actionable information, flexibility and transparency, the new Genie Lift Connect programme marks a significant evolution in the Genie telematics journey, as well as the capabilities of this technology as a whole,” says Christine Zeznick, Genie director, product and business Development, Telematics Terex AWP.

She continues: “As such, Lift Connect is designed to provide customers the ability to share more information than other offerings available in the industry — no matter what the size of their aerial equipment fleet. And with the Access Control Keypad feature, customers also have the option of accessing all this data, with personal data protection, at anytime from any place.”

Lift Connect focuses on providing information and insights that allow rental fleet and service managers to take action through a variety of tools, including to access dashboards, easily view entire fleet, create/set filters to view important information, set geo-zones and related alerts to better track usage, and near real-time reporting.

The Genie Lift Connect solution provides data in two ways: Through the Genie Lift Connect portal and all of its features, or alternatively, if customers have an existing system they want to continue using, they can consume the data via a standard API. The Genie Lift Connect portal is available for desktops, as well as on mobile sites for use on tablets and smartphones.

The Lift Connect telematics offering provides more data than any other player in the aerial industry – accessing data from any Genie CAN bus-enabled machine, including fault codes, sensor data, fuel level, battery life and charger information, Zeznick concludes.

Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that served a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining.

Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. The company also offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.  

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