Press Release Summary:
Model S(TM)-40 and S(TM)-45 booms incorporate Hall Effect fully proportional joystick control that can be programmed via laptop computer or PDA. Parameter adjustments can be made without tools or opening control box. Model S-40 has 46 ft vertical reach and 31 ft 8 in. horizontal reach. Model S-45, with articulating jib boom, has 51 ft. vertical reach and 36 ft 8 in. horizontal reach. Both booms have 500 lb lift capacity.
Original Press Release:
Genie's Re-Engineered S(TM)-40 And S(TM)-45 More Productive, Durable and Servicable Machines
Redmond, Wash (Oct. 3, 2003) - Motivated by a desire to standardize and incorporate time proven systems and components from similar updated telescopic and articulating booms, Genie Industries re-engineered its popular S(TM)-40 and S(TM)-45 self-propelled telescopic booms for 2003. These innovative new changes have produced an even more productive, durable and serviceable machine.
The most significant upgrade is the addition of state-of-the-art "Hall Effect" fully proportional joystick controllers. These easy-to-use controls incorporate fewer moving parts for increased reliability. Controls can be programmed with a laptop computer or personal data assistant (PDA), and all parameter adjustments can be made without tools or opening the control box.
The Genie S-40 boom reaches 46 feet (14.2 m) and the S-45, with its articulating jib boom, reaches 51 feet (15.7 m) of working height, with a horizontal reach of 31 feet 8 inches (9.7 m) and 36 feet 8 inches ( 11.2 m) respectively. The S-45 provides a flexible working range of 135º, allowing the operator access to not only 75º above horizontal, but 60º below horizontal as well. Both booms have a 500 lb (227 kg) lift capacity.
Additional standard features include Genie's Terrain Tracking Active Oscillation System, hydraulic platform rotation, 360º continuous turntable rotation, 12V DC auxiliary power, 160º hydraulic platform rotator, swing-out engine tray for simplified routine maintenance, positive traction drive on both 4x2 and 4x4 models and a drive enabled system which informs the operator when the drive and steer functions will move opposite the controller movements.
Three different powerful engine options, both diesel and gas/LPG, are available. Options include the Ford LRG 425 Electronic Fuel Injection Gas/LPG 82 hp (61 kW) engine with enhanced performance in high altitude and cold weather environments, the Deutz Diesel 56 hp (42 kW) or 36 hp (27 kW) and the Perkins Diesel 60 hp (45 kW).
Genie's S-40 and S-45 models are the most compact of the Genie Stick Boom family. They offer the combination of drive and lift speed, terrainability and minimal tailswing, which enable these booms to operate in the most congested work sites.
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 is a subsidiary of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX), a diversified global manufacturer based in Westport, Conn.