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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…

How our Manufacturing Practices Influence your rROIC

Our goal at Genie is to produce industry-leading aerial lift equipment designed and built to maximize machine uptime and provide the highest rental return on invested capital (rROIC) to our customers. We define quality by our equipment’s uptime in the field. Our standards for quality are set with a firm foundation in our proven manufacturing…

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…

Changes to the ANSI and CSA Standards You Need to Know About

The current ANSI and CSA standards for safe use and training have not been updated for many years (the current ANSI boom, scissor lift and manually propelled standards were last updated in 2006, and CSA standards go back even further). Now in an effort to align more with an international standard (ISO 16368), ANSI and…

National Safety Stand-Down 2017: What are the Inspection Requirements for Aerial Work Platforms?

Performing equipment inspections is essential for ensuring the safety and productivity of any piece of aerial work platform equipment. One of the challenges lift equipment owners face is knowing how often to perform inspections on their aerial work platforms. ANSI standards state that routine inspections should be performed frequently, as well as annually. Here’s a…

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…

Fleet Reconditioning

Today’s business climate demands that you carefully consider how best to manage your fleet to maximize the rental return on invested capital (rROIC). To extend the opportunities with the machines you already own, consider fleet reconditioning.   What is fleet reconditioning? Fleet reconditioning is a service offered to extend the service life and the value…

Maintenance Tips for Your Tier 4 Final Aerial Work Platforms

After decades of preparation, aerials with Tier 4 Final engines are beginning to find their way into your rental fleets. As you probably know, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a tiered series of emissions regulations for off-road engines in equipment in the mid-1990’s. Tier 4 Final (T4F) is the culmination of the EPA’s mandate,…

Language and Terminology Changes in the Pending ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards Updates

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are about to get a facelift. Pending standards changes, which are estimated to go into effect in late 2017, are written to be more in line with the ISO model so standards will be in global alignment for trade and exporting. When considering the standards changes, key industry stakeholders…

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Updated Cable Replacement Protocol for Genie® Boom Lifts

With rental equipment constantly going out and coming in, less time in the shop translates to more time out on rent. To help fleet owners save money and simplify maintenance procedures, Genie has revised its protocol for cable replacement on its cable-operated telescopic booms — the Genie® S™-60/S-65, S-80/S-85, S-100/S-125, SX-135 XC™, SX-150 and SX-180…

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Managing the Age of Your Equipment Fleet

Rental fleet managers work hard to find the precise balance between a machine’s age, hours, maintenance and depreciation expenses to determine the optimum time to retire or replace a machine. The process is influenced by the economy, the number of construction projects currently happening and the opportunities to increase the rental store’s profits.   From…

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How are ANSI Standards for Aerial Work Platforms Enforced by OSHA?

With increases in OSHA penalties, as well as conducting more inspections to identify violations of its policies and impose the new fines, a question many in the aerial rental market are asking is: How are ANSI standards enforced by OSHA? ANSI standards and OSHA regulations are often confused because they generally address the same issues.…

How Industry Regulations and Standards Work

With the pending changes to ANSI 92* and CSA B354 standards, there is a need for education in the aerial market about the implications of the new standards, as well as how they will work with current industry regulations. For four decades, the current ANSI standards have provided requirements for safe, reliable access to work…

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…

Follow Special Precautions to Exit a Boom Platform at Height

Articulated and telescopic booms are designed to allow operators to work at varying heights while remaining inside the platform. According to the Genie Operator’s Manual for booms, the operator should never enter or exit the platform unless the machine is in the stowed position and the platform is at ground level. With that said, there…

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Start Preparing Now for the New Aerial Standards Coming in 2017

  With Tier 4 emissions standards compliance underway, we now need to turn our attention to the next “big thing” to impact the aerial rental market — pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which cover all North American aerials). These new standards will go into effect soon, and our industry as a…

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…

Direct AC Drive Puts You in Control

Ever wonder why some electric booms perform differently as compared to hydraulically driven diesel units? The short answer is the limitations of DC drive systems. Conventional DC motors with brushes offer limited speed range, forcing low gear ratios and high motor torques. They are also slow to reverse torque, since the field of polarity has…

Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards

Tier 4 final emissions standards have already driven large disruptions in aerial rental, but pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which covers all North American aerials), be on the lookout for these standards to have an even greater impact in the years to come. The new standards are based on an ISO…

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What to Consider Before You Add New Equipment to Your Fleet

Investing in new product categories, or extending the size range of your current fleet of equipment, is a great way to expand your business’s reach with existing and new customers. A new piece of equipment that differentiates you from your competitors can quickly increase your revenues and grow your business. However, if you add a…

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What You Need to Know About the ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 Revision

In May 2016, the US safety standard for Rough Terrain Forklifts, ANSI/ITSDF B56.6, was revised. As this standard is also referenced in the Canadian standard CSA B335, effectively this revision affects all North American manufacturers, owners, users and operators of Rough Terrain Forklifts. It’s important to understand these changes as they relate to your rental…