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genieGenie has expanded its family of rough terrain scissor lifts to introduce a new electric scissor series designed to increase operator efficiencies both indoors and outdoors. The three new scissor lifts (GS-2669 DC, GS-3369 DC and GS-4069 DC) offer similar increased capacity and jobsite performance to that of the RT family, but now in an electric model. The GS-4069 DC scissor will be seen and demonstrated for the first time at the Lift and Access Showcase and Symposium, Nov. 8 and 9, in Scottsdale, Ariz.


November 3, 2011
By Terex AWP

The GS-4069 DC scissor is a 40-foot, full drive-height
electric scissor lift designed to offer increased operator
productivity and increased uptime while on the jobsite. The GS-2669 DC
and the GS-3369 DC also offer the full drive height feature.

“Genie
was the first to offer AC electric drive technology on our
groundbreaking Z40/23N articulating boom. Now, we have brought this
innovation to our exceptional line of electric rough terrain scissor
lifts,” said Jeff Weido, Terex AWP senior product manager. “These models
offer increased energy efficiency, productivity, reliability, and
durability because the AC drive motors are now sealed, all of which are
aimed to reduce maintenance and service costs.”

The addition of
electric drive motors provides emissions-free performance in enclosed
buildings. Users are able to charge the scissor lifts overnight so they
are ready to go the next morning, thus extending their use for the
entire length of the project.

“Diesel deliveries on jobsites can
cost upwards of $5 per gallon. Using electric scissor lifts provide a
huge savings, especially those that stay on the jobsite from start to
finish. This can be significant for jobs that last up to a year. It’s
simply a great product for the rental market,” said Weido.

Rough
terrain capability allows the scissor series to be used both indoors
where there is emissions and noise sensitivity, as well as outdoors for a
number of applications. All three scissor lifts are capable of driving
through dirt, sand and mud. Non-marking rough terrain tires are standard
with turf tires as optional.

A standard front active oscillating
axle helps keep all four wheels on the ground during operation,
providing increased machine control and traction when going over hills
and obstacles. The patented full-time oscillating axle automatically
senses the terrain and adjusts the axle position based on ground
conditions, regardless of the scissor’s position.

Stowed drive speed
is recorded at 4.5 miles per hour. “This is a 50 per cent increase over our previous DC
models and 30 per cent over our IC rough terrain models,” said Weido. Active
speed control provides the driver with excellent control of the machine
when maneuvering on a jobsite.
 
On ANSI models, these new scissor
lifts provide an increased platform work space of 13 per cent. Lifting
capacity remains at 1,500 pounds on the GS-2669 DC, 1,000 pounds on the
GS-3369 DC and 800 pounds on the GS-4069 DC. An industry-leading, five-foot
extension deck provides operators with increased work platform space.

Global production for the new DC scissor lifts is planned for the first quarter of 2012.

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