The 4 m platform fitted on Genie’s S-65 XC boom lift.

Genie, a Terex Corporation brand that manufactures work lifts and platforms, has launched its 13 ft/4 m platform for boom lifts in EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India) and North America regions.

 The new model, which can be used on three Genie XC (Xtra Capacity) boom lifts, is said to offer 60 per cent more room in the platform, thus increasing the versatility of rental companies’ boom lift fleets while boosting jobsite efficiency.

On the new product, Logan Wood, Genie Associate Product Manager, says: “This new platform offers benefits for equipment owners and operators. Because the expanded work space allows operators to cover more area, the number of boom movements required to get a job done can be cut in half, significantly boosting jobsite productivity.

“At the same time, because the platform is compatible with multiple Genie boom lift models and can be swapped for the machine’s standard platform the same day, it also offers rental companies a simple, cost-effective way to boost the versatility of the booms in their fleet.”

 Compatible with Genie S-45 XC, S-65 XC and S-85 XC boom lifts, the 4 m platform is especially well suited for tasks that involve an extensive working area, such as renovation and painting of buildings and window cleaning and cladding, as well as jobsites with limited space to manoeuvre on the ground, says Genie.

 In addition to increasing operator comfort, the extra space in the platform also allows workers to do more, faster, by providing access to twice as much work area with the same number of boom movements compared with a standard sized 2.44-m platform, it states.

 “After following instructions to install the 4 m platform and calibrating the machine, the S-45 XC, S-65 XC and S-85 XC can take up to two workers to height and deliver a 272-kg lift capacity. Additionally, operators benefit from other features of Genie’s XC machines, including automatic envelope control, a smooth working curve and active load sense,” explains Wood.

 An off-centre transport lock allows the machine to be transported on a standard trailer in most countries, keeping transport costs comparable to a boom lift with a standard-sized platform, he adds.