Genie’s first articulated XC boom hits the North American market

Genie Xc boomGenie’s first articulated XC boom model that boasts the benefits of a dual-envelope design is now available in North America.

The Z-45 XC boom is the redesigned Xtra Capacity version of the popular rough-terrain Genie Z-45/25 J RT diesel powered articulating boom.

The machine offers a maximum working height of 15.9 metre, a maximum horizontal outreach of 7.55 metres and an up-and-over clearance of 7.5 metres, the Genie XC unit boasts the benefits of a dual-envelope design, providing an unrestricted load capacity of 300 kg and a restricted capacity of 454 kg.

“Providing operators with the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift and access tasks on rough terrain, using a single machine, without the support of other equipment, the Genie Z-45 XC articulated boom is well-suited for aerial applications on unfinished construction sites,” said Marie Engstrom, product manager at Genie.

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The model also features the unique Genie full-time, positive drive traction and an updated oscillating axle system. The refined oscillating axle system is designed to enhance the machine’s ability to travel on various grounds conditions, particularly on rough terrain or hills. The axle system provides the Z-45 XC boom with up to 45 per cent gradeability on undeveloped jobsites

The boom comes equipped with a standard 48 hp Deutz Tier 4 D2.9 litre engine, and may be driven at full height with up to a 300 kg load. Other features include a tight turning radius and zero tail swing  and a self-leveling platform with 160 degree hydraulic platform rotation and rough terrain tires.

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To increase performance, decrease calibration time and improve overall productivity, the machine also includes the ability to do zero-load field calibration. It is equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and adjusts the allowable range of motion to match the load chart.

As well, the Z-45 XC is available with the optional Genie Lift Power generator solution. The system includes a dedicated hydraulic circuit, a right-sized breaker and no pressure switch to reliably run the unit, which keeps it cooler and allows for the power to lift and drive during operation. The Genie Lift Power system is available in three options — 3 kW, 7 kW and 12 kW — to meet the needs of operators worldwide.

“Designed with intuitive, proportional controls that offer the high-precision positioning and ease of operation that operators value so highly,” Engstrom said. “Operators will find that because of its higher capacity capabilities, they will be able to handle a wider range of heavier tasks with just one machine. The fact that operators will need to reload less often will also help them to save time and work more productively.”