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Innovation through rROIC

By Michael Quiring, Genie Director of Engineering, Terex AWP As a leader in the aerial equipment industry, we are always looking for ways to continue “Building the Future.” It’s more than our 50th anniversary slogan; it’s how we do business. Genie fosters a culture of innovation, both internally and externally, that solves customer needs collaboratively…

Following Other Industries’ Trends

By Chad Hislop, Genie Director of Engineering, Terex AWP Ever wonder how equipment manufacturers come up with the next big thing? It can come from anywhere. For example, the construction industry, particularly aerial equipment manufacturers, often find inspiration and influence from trends in the automotive industry. They use innovations to solve the challenges of their…

Recap of the Pending ANSI/CSA Standards – Everything is Changing

ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America. Standards set a safety level for all participants in the market. Good standards also bring global markets closer together,…

Understanding Horsepower in Telehandlers

Historically, horsepower has been a key parameter for customers as they spec telehandlers for the rental applications. Customers generally felt that “more is better” when evaluating telehandlers, and since it was relatively inexpensive to add power, manufacturers easily matched each other. However, as engine emission regulations become ever stricter with Tier 4 compliance, it has…

Don’t Let Rental Equipment Sit Idle

Re-balancing your fleet to maximize rental opportunities With access to capital constrained, we are going to see the development of innovative equipment ownership strategies. Why should you be forced to choose between long-term financing, which can be expensive, and outright ownership, which is capital and cash intensive, without an agreement in place with your equipment supplier…

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…

Genie Hybrid System

With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation. 2 modes of operation: Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge Diesel driven generator: one week of…

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

In theory, everyone knows that preventive maintenance is the key to keeping equipment running at peak efficiency and to getting a better return on invested capital (ROIC). But in practice, preventive maintenance routines are often postponed, or even neglected, in order to increase rental opportunities. *-The reality is that performing routine maintenance tasks can save…

Preparing for Platform Load Sense

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are coming; we expect to the standards to be finalized by the end of 2016 and go into effect in late 2017. One of the more significant equipment changes coming from the updated standards will be the addition of platform load sense. Because Genie® Mobile Elevated Work…

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…

Scissor Lift Tires

Tire Talk: Inspection and Replacement Tips for Aerial Work Platform Tires

A lot is riding on your aerial work platform (AWP) tires. They are the vital link between the machine and the ground providing the traction, stability, flotation and machine control required for operating safely. Tires get you to where you want to go, both non-marking that leave no traces behind and treaded to traverse rough…

Big Changes, Little Changes Are Coming

In addition to the terminology and language changes in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards, which are projected to go into effect in the fourth quarter of 2017, the standards also include several big changes to the equipment itself. New features, such as Platform Load Sense and Dynamic Terrain Sensing, will be incorporated…

How to Find the Right Used Equipment for Your Rental Fleet

In today’s market, there are numerous resources for buying used equipment — including auctions, local equipment distributors, manufacturers who take trade-ins, trade publications and used equipment websites. Local equipment distributors are one of the most trusted outlets since most of them already have an established relationship with their customers. Distributors base their reputation on the…

Get More for Your Money and Grow Your Business by Purchasing Used Equipment

Buying used equipment can be a smart way to reduce investment cost and increase profit margins. It can also be a way to take advantage of lower equipment costs when tailoring a rental fleet to meet the immediate needs of the market, which may include some specialized machines that were previously unaffordable. Equipment is what…

Frequently Asked Questions About the Upcoming ANSI/CSA Standards Changes

With the pending changes to the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 estimated to go into effect in late 2017, it is important for you to start preparing your business and your customers now for what will be different. We are also preparing for these standards changes, and as we are out in the field talking…

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…

National Safety Stand-Down: What are the Fall Protection Requirements When Operating an Aerial Work Platform?

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the equipment. To do this, it is important for everyone onsite to follow safety rules and regulations set forth by industry agencies such as ANSI and OSHA, as well as outlined in the equipment manufacturers’…

“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…