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Changing Telehandler Axle Oil

It’s no secret, preventive maintenance keeps rental equipment, like telehandlers, running at peak efficiency, day in and day out. What you may not realize, though, is that there are some components on your telehandler need special attention from time to time. One of those areas is your telehandler’s axles.   Telehandler axle oil explained A…

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.  …

Advantages of Buying Used Aerial Work Platforms from Your OEM

There are many ways to buy used aerial work platforms in today’s technology-driven world. You can shop online, browse the equipment trader magazines, seek out a private seller or buy at auction. However, if you want to get the best value from your investment, you should start your search for used aerial equipment at the…

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 go into effect in 2018. 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 Platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms, will…

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 2018, 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 to…

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®…