Features

Living Up to the Hype

Hybrid aerial work platforms are not new to the market. For nearly two decades, manufacturers have developed hybrid technologies for customers who demand more operating flexibility and value and want environmental sustainability.   A true pioneer of the engine/battery power technology, Genie developed its first hybrid models nearly 20 years ago. Bi-energy solutions found on…

Why the Genie® Fall Arrest Bar Allows Safe Exit and Work Around Access

Articulating and telescopic booms are designed to carry personnel to elevated work locations. A personal fall protection system in addition to the platform guard rails is required by OSHA in the United States and other regulatory agencies in many parts of the world. Personal fall protection can consist of a fall restraint and/or fall arrest…

Aerial Fleet Management: Considerations for 2WD vs. 4WD Boom Lifts

Aerial equipment is among the most rented machines in your rental store’s fleet. And, there is a good reason why — contractors’ needs change dramatically from one job to another, and to keep up with the needs of the contractors, rental yards should contain a broad range of sizes and features in aerial equipment.  …

Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything December 4th – 8th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything event! 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 Aerial Operator Training.  Watch the brief introduction…

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…

Hybrid Fleet Addition Considerations

Technology continually transforms business operations. The Internet has increased efficiencies and reduced the time it takes to complete many tasks from weeks or days to minutes or seconds.   Today’s technology enables rental companies to efficiently track machine location, upcoming service items, utilization rates, and it alerts service personnel to problems with a machine even…

Tips for Using Battery-Powered Machines in Cold Environments

Many customers ask: “Can I use my Genie® battery-powered aerial in cold environments, like food processing facilities, cold storage units or in cold climates?”   The answer is: Yes, many Genie battery-powered machines can be safely and productively used in cold environments with a few simple steps: Review the Genie Service or Maintenance Manual for…

Tier 4F Telehandler Refresh Process: What You Need to Know

The engines found in today’s newer telehandlers have evolved to reduce pollutants associated with off-road diesel engines. If you’ve recently purchased a new telehandler with a 75 hp or above Tier 4 Final (T4F) diesel engine, you likely have some questions about the SCR system and refresh process these new machines will occasionally have to…

Selecting the Right Tires for your Telehandler

While tires are not likely the first thing you think about when spec’ing a telehandler, you should spend a few minutes thinking through your options to ensure you get the right type for the needs of your customers. Tires will impact your telehandler’s reliability, the total cost of ownership and affect your rental customers’ jobsite…

Genie Xtra Capacity™ & Load Sense | Ask Me Anything October 2nd – 6th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Xtra Capacity™ & Load Sense 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 Xtra Capacity™…

What is Dual Parallelogram Linkage on Articulating Booms?

From painting and power washing to more complex tasks, the ability to follow a wall is an important feature for many articulating boom applications. In fact, it’s why Genie came up with its dual parallelogram linkage design, which can be found on most smaller Genie® Z™-boom models.   With traditional boom technology found on many…

Why Genie Pins the Link Stack to Front of Its Scissor Lifts

If you have a mixed fleet of scissor lifts, you’ve likely noticed that Genie goes against the industry norm when it comes to the location of its lift stack location. And, we have a very good reason for it — operator comfort.   In case you’re not familiar with the location of your Genie® GS™-scissor…

Benefits of Having a Rear Proximity Alarm on your Telehandler

Beep… beep… It’s a familiar sound on any construction site meant to warn others that a piece of construction equipment is backing up. A standard feature that has been installed on telehandlers for more than a decade, back-up-alarms help surrounding bystanders and personnel with identifying when a telehandler is going to reverse direction. With the…

Envelope Control: Here’s What You Need to Know

Envelope Control — you may have run across this term while reading about the latest advances in boom lift technology. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s an explanation of what it is and how it benefits you and your customers.   Envelope control regulates the maximum boom outreach and lift height on select Genie®…

What’s that Decal Say?

Equipment decals: The cool, informative and potentially life-saving ink found on all aerial work platforms. They aren’t just positioned haphazardly all over the machine, and they aren’t there just to look pretty. Like your buddy’s ink, they have meaning, and the placement of equipment decals is carefully considered and critical to proper machine operation and…

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…

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…