Genie Offers 13-Foot Platform for XC MEWPs

Feb. 14, 2023
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Genie now offers a 13-foot platform for boom lifts, adding more than 60 percent additional space in the platform for work at height.

The 13-foot platform is now available for use on the Genie S-45 XC, S-65 XC, and S-85 XC (Xtra Capacity) boom lifts in North America and the EMEAI region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India). 

“This super-sized platform means fewer lift cycles and less time spent repositioning the boom lift, which increases productivity for work-at-height tasks like building renovations and painting, or window cleaning,  and cladding, which require work across an expanded area,” says Logan Wood, Genie associate product manager. “In addition to providing more room to move and work, the expanded platform also means operators have more space, increasing comfort.”

In addition to increasing operator comfort, Genie says 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 8-foot platform.

After following instructions to install the 13-foot 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 600-pound lift capacity.

For equipment owners, because the 13-foot platform is compatible with multiple boom lift models and can be swapped out with the machine’s standard platform on the same day it is needed, the super-sized platform is a way to increase the versatility of the boom lifts in their fleet.

An off-center 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.

Source: Genie

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