Genie is expanding its 69-inch scissor lift options with a new 69-inch wide bi-energy (BE) hybrid rough terrain electric scissor lift series. The new Genie BE69 models are the first rough terrain, high-performance electric scissor lifts with an onboard integrated generator to charge the batteries and supply power to the platform and chassis. The new Genie GS-2669, GS-3369, and GS-4069 BE hybrid scissor lifts will be available in early second quarter 2014.

“The new Genie hybrid scissor lift is a best in-class series that provides users with a true ‘start to finish’ machine,” said Mark Powell, scissors product manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “In the early stages of construction, the scissor keeps itself charged and can supply full AC power when onsite power is not available. As the jobsite progresses, it can switch to hybrid or electric to meet rough terrain or indoor slab environments.”

Height and Capacity

The new bi-energy hybrid scissor lift series is available in 26-foot, 33-foot, and 40-foot models. All units provide the ability to drive at full height for jobsite efficiency and uptime. A five-foot slide out deck on all three models provides users with plenty of room to accomplish what they set out to do. The simplified 3-4-5 link stack design provides commonality across the entire range to help simplify parts-stocking for fleet owners. The Genie GS-2669 BE hybrid scissor lift provides a lift capacity of 1,500 lbs.

Jobsite Versatility

The Genie BE scissor lift series features two operating modes. This selectable feature meets the needs of both outdoor jobsites with no onsite power, and indoor jobsites with sensitive noise and emission environments.

When the power management hybrid operation is selected, the system automates the charging function of the integrated generator, maintaining the battery charge and allowing the operator to focus on getting the job done. All models are also equipped with an onboard charger for wall power charging. A standard feature supplies 120V, 15A power from the integrated generator to the platform and chassis. End users can power additional tools from the scissor without needing onsite power.

Electric Rough Terrain Performance

The series’ AC sealed electric drive motors provide full performance in both operating modes. “Compared to DC motors, these AC motors contain fewer parts and require zero maintenance due to a brushless design,” Powell said. “They run cooler and cleaner which translates to longer life and high reliability for internal parts such as wiring, brakes and bearings.”

A front active oscillating axle helps keep all four wheels on the ground during operation, providing more machine control and power when climbing hills and jobsite obstacles.

Non-marking foam-filled rough terrain tires provide the versatility needed to start the job on rough terrain and finish on indoor slab surfaces.

Full swing-out doors and trays provide convenient serviceability access to electronics, manifolds, hydraulics, and batteries. A Genie SmartLink control system provides improved troubleshooting and easy aftermarket updates.

Originally posted on Government Fleet