2 comments for “Genie® SX-135 XC™ Load and Unload Procedures

  1. Akio
    October 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    QUESTION: Does the Maximum side slope rating of 25% on the SX135 apply to the machine being driven with the axles retracted OR extended? The decal in the platform doesn’t say – just making sure.

    Also, the decal says that the “Gradeabilty applies to platform downhill configuration only.” However, there is also a maximum slope rating posted for the platform uphill at the same percentage of 35%. Please clarify.

    Thank you!

    • Scott Owyen - Training Manager
      Scott Owyen - Training Manager
      December 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Akio! I hope all is well with you! The Maximum Side Slope is calculated with the machine in the worst-case scenario, which is with the axles retracted, so yes, it applies to both retracted and extended. The actual term “Gradeability” always applies to the machine with the platform downhill.That’s how we spec our machines. Every machine is different. For example, a Z-45/25RT has a Maximum Slope Rating with the platform downhill of 45% but only 25% with the platform uphill (which means the counterweight is downhill which, as you know, is the less stable of the two positions). However, due to the design of the SX-135 the Maximum Slope Rating for that machine is 35% for both uphill and downhill. I hope that helps!

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