Genie expands its micro scissor lift lineup

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Genie’s soon-to-be-released GS-1432m and 1932m micro scissor lift models are promising to deliver full-sized performance in a compact, lightweight footprint.

The two new micro scissor lifts will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2022, and provide work-at-height applications up to 5.7 metres.  

“Our new Genie micro scissors are lightweight and compact enough to drive through doorways with standard fixed guardrails, be transported in standard elevators, and feature front-wheel drive with a zero degree inside turning radius, which means they are highly maneuverable in tight spaces. But, despite their compact footprint, the platform is sized to ensure two people can work comfortably together in the platform,” said Genie product manager Michael Flanagan.

“Not only are these new Genie micro scissors a safe alternative to ladders and a more productive alternative to vertical mast lifts, they also are well suited for any job where you might normally use a standard 19 ft scissor lift, making them a truly versatile, do-it-all machine on any jobsite and in any rental fleet.”

The new micro scissors are powered by the same brushless, fully-sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive motors as the Genie E-Drive slab scissor lifts introduced last November, which deliver a 35 per cent reduction in lifetime maintenance costs.

“With Genie E-Drive, these new micro scissors are four times more efficient than traditional hydraulic drive systems. E-Drive enables the scissor lifts to run 30 per cent longer on a single charge for greater productivity on the jobsite while reducing lifetime battery costs by up to 20 per cent,” Flanagan said.

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Maintenance costs are also minimized by design optimization that reduced hydraulic hoses and fittings by 70 per cent, meaning there are fewer replaceable or serviceable parts.

Ideal for industrial and manufacturing maintenance, commercial construction, warehousing and data centres, the micro scissors also offer real-world 25 per cent gradeability and powerful traction for loading and unloading.

The GS-1432m weighs less than 900 kg, and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. Field test data shows that 95 per cent of the time, operators using a 5.7 metre scissor lift stay below 4.5 metres.

With a maximum indoor and outdoor platform height of 4.30 metres, the GS-1432m is tall enough to meet the needs the majority of applications currently using a 5.7 metre scissor lift, and also is lightweight enough to operate in jobsites previously only accessible by vertical mast lifts, simplifying fleet management and improving rental utilization.

The GS-1932m measures 81 cm wide by 1.4 metres long and is 1.97 metres tall when stowed. With an indoor platform height of 5.55 metres and an outdoor platform height of 5.18 metres, a full-width platform size and a weight of just 1,179 kg, the GS-1932m is well suited for all 5.7 metre scissor tasks and is lightweight enough to access jobsites that are out of reach for traditional scissors.

With a 227-kg capacity, the new micro scissors are rated for two workers and feature an 81-cm-wide platform and 60 cm extension deck, ensuring access to work locations. As well, with a stowed height of less than 2 metres, both new micro scissors are able to drive through a doorway with standard fixed guardrails, improving jobsite productivity.