Genie Will Roll Out First Full-Drive-Height Electric RT Scissor at Lift and Access Showcase

The Genie GS-4069 DC scissor lift.

Genie, Redmond, Wash., is introducing a new series of electrically powered rough- terrain scissor lifts designed to increase operational efficiency indoors and outdoors.

The three new Genie scissor lifts (GS-2669 DC, GS-3369 DC, and GS-4069 DC) offer similar capacity and jobsite performance to that of Genie’s existing internal-combustion RT scissor-lift family, but now powered electrically.

The GS-4069 DC scissor will be seen and demonstrated for the first time at the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, November 8-9, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

An Industry First
The GS-4069 DC scissor is the world’s first 40-foot full-drive-height electric scissor lift in its class to offer increased operator productivity and increased uptime while on the jobsite. The GS-2669 DC and the GS-3369 DC also offer the full-drive-height feature.

“Genie was first to offer AC electric drive technology on our groundbreaking Z40/23N articulating boom. Now, we have brought this innovation to our exceptional line of electric rough terrain scissor lifts,” said Jeff Weido, Terex AWP senior product manager. “These models offer increased energy efficiency, productivity, reliability, and durability because the AC drive motors are now sealed, all of which are aimed to reduce maintenance and service costs.”

The addition of electric drive motors provides emission-free performance in enclosed buildings. Users are able to charge the scissor lifts overnight so they are ready to go the next morning, thus extending their use for the entire length of the project.

“Diesel deliveries on jobsites can cost upwards of $5 per gallon. Electric scissor lifts provide a huge savings; especially those that stay on the jobsite from start to finish. This can be significant for jobs that last up to a year. It’s simply a great product for the rental market,” said Weido.

Work Indoors and Outdoors
Electric power lets the new scissor series work indoors, where there is sensitivity to emissions and noise. Rough-terrain capability lets them work outdoors because they can drive through dirt, sand, and mud. Non-marking rough-terrain tires are standard. Turf tires are optional.

A standard active oscillating front axle helps keep all four wheels on the ground during operation, for increased control and traction when driving over hills and obstacles. The patented full-time oscillating axle automatically senses the terrain and adjusts its position based on ground conditions, regardless of the scissor’s position.

Maximum stowed drive speed is 4.5 mph. “This is a 50-percent increase over our previous DC models and 30 percent over our IC rough terrain models,” said Weido. Active speed control provides excellent control of the machine when maneuvering.

On ANSI models, these new scissor lifts provide 13 percent more platform work space. Lifting capacity remains 1,500 pounds on the GS-2669 DC, 1,000 pounds on the GS-3369 DC, and 800 pounds on the GS-4069 DC. An industry-leading five-foot extension deck provides operators with increased work platform space.

Global production for the new DC scissor lifts is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2012.

The Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium will be held Nov. 8-9, 2011, at West World in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event will display current and new lifting technology in an interactive format, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the products’ capabilities through hands-on demonstrations and clinics.

Admission is free for qualified users, buyers, and operators from rental companies and service facilities. Admission is also free for qualified members of the media. For more information or to register, visit http://liftshowcase.com.

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