Forklifts & Access Equipment

Genie expands micro scissors line

The GS-1432m has a working height of 6.3 m indoors.

Genie says its new GS-1432m and GS-1932m micro scissor lifts boast full-sized performance in a compact, lightweight footprint, along with a low total cost of ownership, making them versatile options for nearly any work-at-height application up to a working height of 7.55 m.

“Our new micro scissors are lightweight and compact enough to drive through doorways with fixed guardrails, be transported in standard elevators, and feature front-wheel drive with a zero-degree inside turning radius – which means they are highly manoeuvrable in tight spaces,” says Michael Flanagan, Product Manager of Genie, a Terex Corporation brand.

However, despite their compact footprint, the platform is sized to ensure two people can work comfortably together in it, he points out.

“Not only are these new Genie micro scissors a safe alternative to ladders and a more productive alternative to vertical mast lifts, they also are well suited for any job where you might normally use a standard 8 m (25 ft) scissor lift, making them a truly versatile, do-it-all machine on any jobsite and in any rental fleet,” Flanagan remarks.

The GS-1932m ... compact enough to drive through doorways.

The GS-1932m ... compact enough to drive through doorways.

Powering the new micro scissors are the same brushless, fully-sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive motors as the Genie E-Drive slab scissor lifts introduced last November, which deliver industry-leading efficiency and a 35 per cent reduction in lifetime maintenance costs, he adds.

“With Genie E-Drive, these new micro scissors are four times more efficient than traditional hydraulic drive systems. E-Drive enables the scissor lifts to run 30 per cent longer on a single charge for greater productivity on the jobsite while reducing lifetime battery costs by up to 20 per cent,” Flanagan says, adding that maintenance costs are further reduced by design optimisation that reduced hydraulic hoses and fittings by 70 per cent, meaning there are fewer replaceable or serviceable parts.

Ideal for applications including industrial and manufacturing maintenance, commercial construction, warehousing and data centres, the new Genie micro scissors also offer real-world 25 per cent gradeability and powerful traction for loading and unloading, according to Flanagan.

The GS-1432m weighs less than 900 kg, which is 30 per cent lighter than comparable standard-sized scissor lifts and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use, he says.

“Field test data shows that 95 per cent of the time, operators using an 8 m scissor lift stay below 7 m. With a maximum working height of 6.30 m in both indoors and outdoors applications, the GS-1432m is tall enough to meet the needs of the majority of applications currently using an 8 m scissor lift, and is also lightweight enough to operate in jobsites previously only accessible by vertical mast lifts, simplifying fleet management and improving rental utilisation,” Flanagan says.

The GS-1932m measures 81 cm wide by 1.40 m long and is only 1.97 m tall when stowed. With a working height of 7.55 m indoors and 7.18 m outdoors, a full-width platform size and a weight of just 1,179 kg, the GS-1932m is well suited for all 8 m scissor tasks and is lightweight enough to access jobsites that are out of reach for traditional 8 m scissors, he points out.

With a 227 kg capacity, the new micro scissors are rated for two workers and feature an 81-cm-wide platform and a 60-cm extension deck, ensuring good access to work locations. Additionally, with a stowed height of less than 2 m, both new micro scissors are able to drive through a doorway with standard fixed guardrails, improving jobsite productivity.

Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie and Powerscreen.