Articulating Genie Z-33/18 boom lift makes debut at Apex

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Genie has made a significant addition to its product line-up by introducing its first entirely new compact, lightweight electric Z-boom lift at the APEX trade show in the Netherlands.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor maintenance applications, the new Genie Z-33/18 boom lift is well-suited to tasks on sensitive surfaces where space is restricted.
Built in Europe to suit the needs of European customers, this new versatile articulating Genie boom lift model weighs only 3,640kg (8,025 lb) and offers a ground clearance of 15cm (5.9in). Particularly well-suited to applications on sensitive surfaces inside airports, shopping centers and theaters – in addition to routine outdoor maintenance tasks, the new Z-33/18 lift includes features to help increase efficiency on job sites where space is tight. Its key features include solid non-marking or multi-surface tires as an option; long working cycles due to low-consumption AC drive transmission; a tight turning radius for excellent maneuverability; the ability to drive at maximum height; plus the benefits of the Genie FastMast boom system that shortens ground-to-top lifting time.

“This is a completely new model designed from the ground up to offer a great combination of lightweight, compact dimensions and ‘up-and-over’ lift capabilities combined with powerful drive motors. Our customers are demanding versatile boom lifts for sensitive indoor tasks that are also capable of meeting general outdoor maintenance applications,” said Carlo Forini, director of business development and product management, Terex AWP EMEAR. “Although this product was developed for the European market, it is a new generation of Genie boom lift that offers features and capabilities suited for customers all over the world.”

Featuring a compact 1.9m (6.3ft) wheelbase providing a gradeability of 30%, the Genie Z-33/18 articulating boom lift offers a working height of 12m (39.4ft), a horizontal reach of 5.6m (18.3ft) and an up-and-over clearance of 4.28m (14.1ft). In addition to a 76cm (2.6ft) long x 1.16m (3.1ft) wide platform, the man basket supports weights of up to 200kg (440 lb).

To make transport easier, this compact unit’s boom stows down to only 1.50m in width (4.11ft) and 4.17m (13.5ft) in length. Drive speed is an efficient 6km/hr (3.7mph) combined with a 48V DC 315Ah boom power source.

In addition to easily accessible machine components, the new Genie Z-33/18 boom lift features mechanical switches that are conveniently protected within the boom to avoid damage. Thanks to the common control system used across the entire Genie boom lift family, technicians will also be able to apply their existing knowledge of Genie equipment to help make trouble-shooting and maintenance faster and easier.

Distinguishing the next generation of Genie products from previous models, the new Z-33/18 boom lift also includes the new Genie product design to combine a fresh new look and feel with improved ergonomic design features.

This new Genie Z-33/18 articulating boom will be available across Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Africa in Q4 2014. Availability for other parts of the world is scheduled for Q1 2015.

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