The Genie Z-45 FE is a hybrid articulating mobile elevating work platform with unrestricted range of motion and a maximum lift height of 660 pounds. Maximum working height is 51 feet 8 inches, maximum horizontal reach is 22 feet 9 inches, and maximum up-and-over reach is 24 feet 7 inches. It has a 5-foot articulating jib with 135-degree vertical rotation.
The MEWP offers two modes of operation: all-electric or fuel-electric hybrid. AC drive motors provide similar torque as hydraulic drive, and use up to 40 percent less energy, the company says. It can operate without emitting any noise or emissions.
While operating in hybrid mode, the work platform uses a 24.8-horsepower Kubota D1105 engine-powered generator to maintain the state of charge of the batteries. The hybrid system also allows the machine to recover energy generated when braking or descending inclines, which is in turn used to recharge its batteries.
The MEWP can work a full shift on a single battery charge in “all-electric” mode, and in “hybrid” mode, it offers more than a week of run time on a single tank of diesel.
Operating weight is 14,460 pounds, and ground clearance is 1 foot 4 inches.