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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…

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…

Why There Are Wind Speed Ratings on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

-There are specific hazards associated with operating Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Many of these hazards are already identified by the manufacturer and listed in the Operator’s Manual for each model. One of the identified hazards is machine tip-over, and wind speed can be a contributing factor (except for indoor-only rated machines).   All outdoor-rated…

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…

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…

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…

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 toward the middle of 2018, 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 into…

Controlling Maintenance Repair Time is Key to Lowering Fleet Costs

Controlling the cost of your rental fleet is important to be a profitable rental company, but where do you begin? Purchase cheaper equipment?  If you purchase lower quality equipment for less money, you risk having more downtime and will spend more in parts and labor to make repairs. Attempt to cut corners on the parts…

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: 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…

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…