motion by 25%. But what I think is even
more exciting is the 80 ft. of outreach
and 70 ft. of outreach while working
120 ft. in the air. That results in a range
in motion that is unheard of today, and
well beyond anything we have been
able to offer to our customers before.
“In terms of reliability and service-
ability, all of our customers are inter-
ested in one thing — they are in the
rental business and they are interested
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A Deutz diesel engine powers three Danfoss pumps to provide the hydraulic flow neces-
sary for the cylinders.
Genie Unveils Hybrid
Scissor Lift Series
Proportional controls help ensure a smooth
ride to the top — shown here above Genie’s
factory in Moses Lake, Wash.
Genie unveiled a new series of 69 in. bi-energy (BE) hybrid rough-terrain electric scissor
lifts at the Rental Show in Orlando,
Fla. An evolution of the current Genie
69 RT and DC scissor lift series, the
company said the new Genie BE69
models are the first of their kind
with an onboard-integrated generator
to charge the batteries and supply
power to the platform and chassis.
“The new Genie hybrid scissor lift
series 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 job site progresses, it can
switch to hybrid or electric to meet
rough terrain or indoor slab environ-
The new Genie BE60 bi-energy (BE) hybrid
rough-terrain electric scissor lifts have an
onboard-integrated generator to charge
the batteries and supply power to the platform and chassis.
ments. This type of versatility ulti-
mately leads to higher utilization for
The hybrid scissor lift series is
available in 26, 33 and 40 ft. models.
All units provide the ability to drive at
full height for jobsite efficiency and
uptime, said the company, while a 5 ft.
slide out deck on each model pro-
vides end users with additional work-
space. It has a lift capacity of 1500 lb.
The Genie BE scissor lift series has
two operating modes. When the power
management hybrid operation is selected, the system automates the charging
function of the integrated 2. 4 kW generator powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled Kohler KD350 Tier 4 final diesel
engine rated 6. 7 hp, maintaining the
battery charge and allowing the operator to focus on the job. All models are
also equipped with an onboard charger
for wall power charging.
The series uses ac sealed electric
drive motors. “Compared to dc motors,
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