Genie HF: Tackle tough weights on sensitive ground

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The new Genie HF booms are able to perform heavy lifting in delicate ground conditions.

The Genie S-80 high float (HF) and S-85 HF telescopic booms are designed to perform heavy-lifting tasks in sensitive ground conditions, such as sand and turf.

Engineered to float on soft or delicate surfaces, the Genie S-80 and S-85 HF booms protect softer surfaces during operation that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread on regular rough terrain tires. Additional Genie HF models will be added, and this product line will be expanded globally, in the future.

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“The new Genie HF models are based on the design and engineering of the Genie Xtra Capacity booms, complying with the overload restriction and terrain sensing guidelines in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards,” said Corrado Gentile, Genie product manager for Terex AWP.

“Our goal with the Genie HF machine design was to enhance operators’ productivity on soft or delicate ground surfaces. This new generation of high float booms delivers extra capacity capabilities with increased performance in sensitive ground conditions. This translates to fewer lift cycles, less equipment needed to get tools and materials to work areas at height, and the ability to work on jobsites where regular rough terrain machines do not perform.”

The specs

The Genie HF models offer a dual lift capacity of 272 kg unrestricted and 454 kg restricted, giving customers the ability to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.

The S-80 HF and S-85 HF models also feature automatic envelope control, which is the ability to automatically retract as the booms reach their operating envelope.

This feature allows for simple platform positioning and an enhanced operator experience. As well, the Genie HF booms are equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, all while boasting the ability to do zero load field calibrations.

Furthermore, the HF booms also boast an expanded working zone, thanks to a chassis tilt sensor that is incorporated into the machines’ function. Chassis tilt sensing technology gives operators access to different ranges of motion based on the chassis angle. It is engineered to automatically cut-out certain lift and drive functions of the machines when the tilt activation setting is reached. This feature means the Genie HF machines able to carry more load, and they are also able to maximize operator’s access to hard-to-reach work areas on challenging jobsites.

Like the Genie XC booms, the Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models include a CAN-based control system that incorporates the Genie Smart Link control system. Operators will find the operation of the booms easy and straightforward. For service technicians, the control system includes onboard diagnostics available through the LCD display at the ground controls, allowing machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting right on the machine.

For sensitive surfaces, both t Genie HF models are equipped with air-filled 41/18LL x 22.5 20 ply tires. For productivity in the air, the Genie S-80 HF model boasts a 26.38 metre working height with 20.88 metres of outreach.

The Genie S-85 HF boom has a 27.91 metre working height with 22.1 metres of outreach. Both units are available with a 74-hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The design incorporates a 1.83 metre dual entry or a 2.44 metre tri-entry platform with side-swing gate to make it easy to get people, tools and jobsite materials in and out of the basket.

The new generation of Genie HF booms retain previous features that enhance the ability to get work done quickly, including: A virtual pivot primary boom that aligns the machine’s centre of gravity for lower machine weight with 6,103 kg on the Genie S-80 HF model and 17,237 kg on the Genie S-85 HF model.

As well, the machine include four wheel drive and positive traction drive to maintain equal power to all drive wheels; 45 per cent gradeability for driving on slopes; and 160 degree platform rotation and 360 degree continuous rotation turntable for quick, precision positioning.

For more productivity when working at heights, the Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models can be equipped with the optional Genie Lift Power generator solution. This system includes a dedicated hydraulic circuit, a right-sized breaker and no pressure switch to run the unit, and allows the power to lift and drive during operation. The Genie Lift Power system is available in 3 kW, 7 kW and 12 kW.

The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models are currently available in North America.