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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…

Pushing the Limits of Reach

The limitations of high reach, self-propelled aerial platforms are defined by only a handful of constraints.  Two of these are the physics/kinematics of getting “up there,” and the transportation restrictions to get the machine “over there.”   In 2006, Genie launched a product that would address both of these road blocks head on, as well…

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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…

Pushing the Limits of Reach

The limitations of high reach, self-propelled aerial platforms are defined by only a handful of constraints.  Two of these are the physics/kinematics of getting “up there,” and the transportation restrictions to get the machine “over there.”   In 2006, Genie launched a product that would address both of these road blocks head on, as well…

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…

Genie 50th

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…

Innovation with Customer Input

By Adam Hailey, Director, Product Management, Terex AWP For 50 years, customers’ needs have driven our company’s product innovations —and that process never ends. It is in every new product that we develop. For example, with the new Genie® Z™-60/37 FE (which stands for fuel-electric, noting that it’s a hybrid machine) articulating boom which we…

Always Focusing On Our Customers

By Matt Fearon, President, Terex AWP As we continue to journey through our company’s 50th year in business, it is important to keep coming back to the reason we got into business and are still in business today: To serve our customers. That’s the key. Always focusing on our customers is the foundation of our…

What’s Next?

By: Jim Donaldson, Engineering Design Manager Celebrating 50 years in business can’t be all retrospective, we need to also look forward: What’s next? How do we keep our ideas fresh? What else can we do? What can we do better? As it has been for the last 50 years, our focus remains on our customers…

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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…

Differentiation Strategy for Your Rental Business

In today’s rental industry, competition in the aerial marketplace is intense, with many rental options available for prospective customers. That’s why it is so important for your rental company to develop a differentiation strategy that will set you apart from your competition. Why does a rental company need a differentiation strategy? The four primary reasons…

Cash, Lease or Finance – Options to Purchase Your Rental Fleet

Equipment acquisition decisions are more involved than just picking which models to stock in your rental fleet. They also include your plan on how to purchase that equipment. Whether you chose to buy or lease, you need to understand all your options to pay for your rental fleet and chose which one is best for…

Top Attractions to Check Out While in Atlanta for The Rental Show 2016

The Rental Show (http://www.therentalshow.com/) is full of activities for everyone to participate in, but sometimes you need a break in the action to check out some of the local attractions. Here are some hot spots in Atlanta you don’t want to miss: 1) The Georgia Aquarium (http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/) — It’s the largest aquarium in the Western…

What to Consider When Getting Into the Aerial Rental Market

Whether you’re a start-up or an established rental business, if you are thinking of getting into the aerial rental market – equipment that includes boom lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers – there are more things to make decisions about than just what equipment to order. Delivery vehicles and training are two important factors you need…

MEWP Standard

Eight Stages of Risk Assessment

With so much changing in the updated ANSI/CSA standards, it is important to call attention to one key item that every user (identified in the standards as employers) needs to be aware of. This includes risk assessment. Here are the eight stages of risk assessment every user must follow under the new standards: Identify the…

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…

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…

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…

Product

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…

Pushing the Limits of Reach

The limitations of high reach, self-propelled aerial platforms are defined by only a handful of constraints.  Two of these are the physics/kinematics of getting “up there,” and the transportation restrictions to get the machine “over there.”   In 2006, Genie launched a product that would address both of these road blocks head on, as well…

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…

Safety

Eight Stages of Risk Assessment

With so much changing in the updated ANSI/CSA standards, it is important to call attention to one key item that every user (identified in the standards as employers) needs to be aware of. This includes risk assessment. Here are the eight stages of risk assessment every user must follow under the new standards: Identify the…

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: Tips for Inspecting Your Booms for Maintenance Parts

We know keeping your equipment up and running on the job is at the utmost importance for your business. Uptime is what keeps your equipment in the field and out of the shop. Proper upkeep and maintenance is also critical to keeping your customers and equipment safe when working in the field. To keep your…

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…

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Parts Ordering Advice for Aerial Work Platforms

When an aerial work platform in your rental fleet is down, pressure is put on the service tech to get it back up and running as quickly as possible. Identifying and ordering the parts needed to complete a repair is the first step in getting a machine back out on rent, so it’s important to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Service

National Safety Stand-Down 2017: Tips for Inspecting Your Booms for Maintenance Parts

We know keeping your equipment up and running on the job is at the utmost importance for your business. Uptime is what keeps your equipment in the field and out of the shop. Proper upkeep and maintenance is also critical to keeping your customers and equipment safe when working in the field. To keep your…

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…

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,…

What Parts to Stock for Your Aerial Rental Fleet

Minimizing the downtime of routine maintenance and repair is one of the best ways to keep your aerial work platforms out on rent and making money for you. And, stocking fast moving parts is a proactive step you should be implementing to make it happen. Having the right parts on hand can mean the difference…

Training

Eight Stages of Risk Assessment

With so much changing in the updated ANSI/CSA standards, it is important to call attention to one key item that every user (identified in the standards as employers) needs to be aware of. This includes risk assessment. Here are the eight stages of risk assessment every user must follow under the new standards: Identify the…

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: Tips for Inspecting Your Booms for Maintenance Parts

We know keeping your equipment up and running on the job is at the utmost importance for your business. Uptime is what keeps your equipment in the field and out of the shop. Proper upkeep and maintenance is also critical to keeping your customers and equipment safe when working in the field. To keep your…

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…

National Safety Stand-Down 2017: The Importance of Performing Inspections and Functions Tests Before you Begin Your Workday

Performing inspections and function tests is a crucial part of safe work practices when operating any aerial work platform equipment. These tasks must be done according to the manufacturer’s instructions found in their manual(s), by a qualified operator. For example, Genie operator’s manuals contain specific, detailed instructions on how to perform any inspections and tests…

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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,…

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…

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…

What you need to Know About Aerial Work Platform Training

Safety is always a priority on every work site. Unfortunately, most accidents or equipment damage happens when operators overlook important safety precautions or don’t fully understand how to operate equipment, this is where aerial work platform training comes in. At Genie, safety in the industry is our top priority. The first step in ensuring this…

Top Attractions to Check Out While in Atlanta for The Rental Show 2016

The Rental Show (http://www.therentalshow.com/) is full of activities for everyone to participate in, but sometimes you need a break in the action to check out some of the local attractions. Here are some hot spots in Atlanta you don’t want to miss: 1) The Georgia Aquarium (http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/) — It’s the largest aquarium in the Western…

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Your Genie Story

Larry McCreight – Carter Machinery Co., Inc.

By Larry McCreight – Carter Machinery Co., Inc. We have a long history with Genie, and it starts and ends with Clay Price. Genie has a very good product, but the difference for us is the support we receive from Clay and from the company as a whole. We have had minor issues over the years, but Genie…

Terry Eklund – Genie Team Lead 3, Large Slab Weld

I started in 1991 as a welder, and over the years, I have worked to learn and improve many processes at Big Boom on several lines, as well as have helped to increase production on three lines by using Lean methodologies. I have also been a supervisor on the Z-45 weld team, a safety rep…

Phil Reilly – Boston’s WGBH TV studio

By  Phil Reilly – Boston’s WGBH TV studio As Staffing Director with WGBH TV in Boston (WGBH is the leading contributor of programming to the PBS network), I have been a longtime Genie customer and Genie trainer for over 20 years. Currently, my crew of lighting technicians, trained as aerial work platform operators, are using a…

Jorge Encinas – Rental Lift

We are dealer in Queretaro, México, in the central area. I became familiar with the Genie brand when I was a rental Manager to CAT dealer in Mexico, and then I continued working at other dealers, like John Deere and Atlas Copco. I always saw an opportunity to open an independent business with Genie aerial…

Daniel Batista – Mills Rental, Brazil

I have worked with Genie® aerial equipment for seven years at Mills Rental Company. I appreciate the professionalism of the Genie technical team, especially Elon Ferreira and Daniel Tavares (São Paulo – Brazil) — I learned a lot from these guys! I am currently teaching the new technicians to work with the Genie machines in…