Articulating Boom has 4-mode, 4-wheel steering system.

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With max working height of 141 ft, horizontal outreach of 69 ft 9 in., and up-and-over clearance of 75 ft 6 in., Z-135/70 provides access to up, over, and in applications. It features X-Chassis(TM) axle configuration, where each axle pivots from vertical mounting pins, and Jib-eXtend(TM) jib that extends platform from 12-20 ft. Other components include 4WD, foam-filled tires, 8 ft self-leveling steel platform, and 360° continuous turntable rotation.

Original Press Release:

Genie's New Z-135/70 To Debut At The 2005 American Rental Association Trade Show

REDMOND, WASH. (Nov. 15, 2004) - Genie will debut the latest edition to its world-class family of articulating booms, the new Z-135/70, at the 2005 American Rental Association (ARA) trade show, Feb. 15-28, Genie Booth No. 4212, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Genie's Z-135/70 offers the largest working envelope in the articulating boom market, providing a maximum working height of 141 ft (42.9 m), horizontal outreach of 69 ft 9 in (21.3 m), and up-and-over clearance of 75 ft 6 in (23 m).

"With exclusive features such as the X-Chassis(TM) axle and Jib-eXtend(TM) jib, combined with its substantial working envelope, Genie's Z-135/70 offers industry-leading versatility in the self-propelled 120-135 ft market," stated Roger Brown, vice-president of North American sales for Genie Industries, Inc.

The Z-135/70 features Genie's new and exclusive X-Chassis(TM) axle configuration (patent pending), which has revolutionaized the mechanism for extending and retracting axles. Each axle pivots from vertical mounting pins, providing easy and reliable machine set-up.

The distinctive new Jib-eXtend(TM) jib provides exceptional access by extending the platform from a stowed length of 12 ft (3.7 m) to a fully extended length of 20 ft (6.1 m). This new design provides access to "up, over and in" applications inaccessible by a traditional jib.

Key standard features include full traction four-wheel drive, foam-filled tires, four-wheel steer system with four steering modes, the ALC 1000 control system, drive enable, full onboard diagnostics, fully proportional joystick controls with simultaneous multifunction operation, an 8-foot self-leveling steel platform, 360 degree continuous turntable rotation, and a foot switch time out.

The Z-135/70 will be available toward the end of the first quarter of 2005. For more information on the Z-135/70, contact Genie at 1-800-536-1800.

Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., with branch offices worldwide, Genie Industries manufactures material lifts, aerial work platforms, trailer-mounted booms and light towers, scissor lifts and self-propelled telescopic and articulating booms.

Genie Industries, Inc., is a subsidiary of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX), a diversified global manufacturer based in Westport, Conn.

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