Features

What is Considered a Hybrid?

Power systems for aerial work platforms continue to evolve, just like the machines they drive. It wasn’t long ago that engine choices were simply, “give me a diesel engine for outdoor applications and battery powered for working indoors.” Adapting to changing markets, machine applications and contractor needs, engine options and designs have evolved significantly over…

Making Sense of Telehandler Attachments

Attachments are what make telehandlers the versatile tool carriers that contractors love. While they are typically on jobsites outfitted with a standard carriage or forks, there is a variety of standard attachment options to choose from. There are also several specialty attachments that will further enhance an operator’s productivity.   Here’s a brief overview of…

Genie Hybrid Technology | Ask Me Anything May 22nd – 26th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Hybrid Technology | Ask Me Anything with the Genie Team! Stay tuned to Genie Aerial Pros and our social media channels for the next Ask Me Anything Session. _________________________________________________________________ Welcome to Ask Me Anything with the Genie Team on Genie Hybrid Technology.  Watch the…

Selecting the Right Size Telehandler for the Job

The telehandler’s ability to lift, move and place a range of materials and tools make it an indispensable machine for elevating efficiency and productivity on the job.   Like any piece of construction equipment, telehandlers come in a lot of different sizes and with several unique options. Before you rent or purchase a telehandler, make…

IC vs. Hybrid-Powered Booms: Which One is Right for the Application?

Rental yards stocking their aerial equipment fleets know that boom lifts give customers exceptional lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and extensive outreach. And engineered with high ground clearance, 2- or 4-wheel drive options and rough-terrain features, these booms are built for easy travel over irregular ground, matching customer’s…

Aerial Work Platform Accessories

Aerial work platform accessories Genie options and accessories allow operators to do their jobs more efficiently and help provide an additional level of safety to their work environment. Here’s a rundown of what accessories are available for our booms and scissor lifts. Boom Accessories Pipe Cradle (Part Number: 85300) Pipe cradles reduce the risk of…

Responding to the New Normal

Changes to North American standards (ANSI A92 in the United States and CSA B354 in Canada) are coming in 2017-2018 and will create a new “normal” for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), worldwide. To prepare for these standards changes, Genie has been proactively working on a response to…

Compact Telehandler Rental Essentials

Base questions to ask customer to match the right machine to the need Compact telehandlers are ideal tools to have on jobsites because they offer operators the ability to maneuver and place loads over construction obstacles with precision and ease. Telehandlers also allow contractors to do more jobs with only one machine, so they offer…

Envelope Control for Aerial Work Platforms

Envelope-controlled aerial work platforms are growing in popularity in the rental market because they have enabled the equipment to achieve greater heights. If you’re new to envelope-controlled machines, there are a few basic things you need to understand. What is Envelope Control? Envelope control systems are developed with a calibration process to assure the machine’s…

“Building the Future” – Genie Pioneers 50 Years of Innovations

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Marking half a century of serving aerial markets around the world, Genie is celebrating our five-decade legacy of “Building the Future” through industry leadership and innovation this year. Since 1966, Genie has been working to develop products that solve your worksite challenges —…

Meeting a Legend: An Interview with Bud Bushnell, Founder of Genie Industries

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Webster’s dictionary defines legend as “An unverified popular story handed down from earlier times.” Bud Bushnell, founder of Genie, fits that definition for most of us, and it was with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to interview Bud about how he…

Understanding Tier 4 Engines on Telehandlers

With telehandlers now equipped with Tier 4 final engines, it is important for the aerial rental industry to better understand the different engine technologies and industry regulations. This information will help you choose the right machines for your fleet. Tier 4 final engines used in telehandlers have an important regulatory threshold that you need to…

Product Walk Around: Z™-60/37 DC & FE

Choose from either an all electric boom the Z™-60/37DC or a fuel electric hybrid the Z™-60/37FE. Both machines are ideal for outdoor and indoor applications, such as construction sites, sports arenas, malls, manufacturing facilities, and even challenging pedestrian areas with the demand for low noise and clean performance.  Genie articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility…

Easy Troubleshooting with Scissor Error Codes

Please note: Fault Codes showing on ground control can be found starting on page 182 of the Genie Scissor Service and Repair Manual found here or by visiting Genie Service Manuals web page found here. For service for your Genie Scissor Lift please contact your local Genie dealer via the Dealer Locator ——————————————————————————————- Did you ever wish…

Product Walk Around: Genie Z™-33/18 Articulating Boom

Whether you need to drive through standard doorways, around obstacles or to access overhead work from aisles, it’s all possible with the compact Genie Z-33/18 electric boom lift. With a tight turning radius, a turntable rotation, and Fast Mast™ boom function, this light-weight boom is well-suited to tasks on sensitive floors such as airports, shopping centers and theaters.