Summer 2015

It’s All Fab with Genie Z-62/40 Boom Lift

Wednesday 21 October 2015 @ 15:24

A leading service provider to the mining and heavy construction sectors and now with two brand new Genie Z-62/40 boom lifts in its fleet, Alfabs Group can present its clients with the latest in articulating boom lift technology.

Headquartered in Kurri Kurri in the NSW Hunter region, Alfabs recent experience includes several significant fabrication and construction projects including the expansions of Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG), the Boggabri Gantry in north western NSW and at the Moolarben Coal Mine in mid-western NSW.

The firm has been hiring out mining equipment for 20 years, and in 2003 expanded the model to include access and industrial materials handling equipment such as fork lifts and telehandlers. For the last 18 months, Alfabs has been very loyal to Genie, according to Brent Markwell, Genie Territory Manager, NSW/ACT. “Everything they have bought, has been Blue [Genie], including some new telehandlers they acquired recently.”

Up the ante with a Genie Z-62/40 boom lift

Alfabs went for the new compact and hardworking Genie Z-62/40 articulating boom lift because it will enable the firm to offer more effective solutions to its mining and construction clients, according to Jacob Bellamy, Fleet Coordinator / Technical Support, Alfabs. “Having a zero tail swing enables the Genie Z-62/40 boom lift to be used in the tightest of positions,” said Bellamy. “The new Z-62/40 boom lift has better reach [than a Z-60] yet it’s retained the compact design, which enables it to be the most effective solution available in its range.

“Combined with the Genie Operator Protective Structure and Operator Protective Alarm systems, owning a Z-62/40 boom lift means we are able to ensure the safest operating conditions for the end user.”

Markwell said: “Genie has increased the height, outreach, transportability and key features of Genie Z-62/40 boom lift while decreasing the overall weight of the product. “In designing and producing the new Genie Z-62/40 boom lift, we are building on the strengths of the previous model, and enhancing them,” said Markwell.

The Z-62/40 boom lift increases the working height from 20.39 m (66 ft 4 in) to 20.87 m (67 ft 11 in), compared to the old model. It provides more horizontal outreach with a maximum of 12.47 m (40 ft 11 in) compared to 11.05 m (36 ft 3 in) previously. The platform can also be lowered to 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in) below ground level.

Markwell said: “The Genie Z-62/40 boom lift has a larger working envelope than its predecessor. This will help reduce rental companies’ inventory costs, because previously they would have needed to buy a significantly larger and more expensive machine to achieve the extended reach and capabilities of this new model.”

Another valuable benefit for users of the Genie Z-62/40 boom lift, particularly in terms of ease of use and productivity, is its Genie Fast Mast™ boom system. “With this, operators can descend and retrieve needed tools or materials and quickly return to working height,” said Markwell.

Genie track record a big tick

From the outset, Alfabs was mindful of the Genie brand standing for delivering reliable equipment such as the Genie Z-62/40 boom lift. “Our fleet ranges from the largest Z™-135 to the Genie® Z™-34/22 N boom lifts, as well as a range of scissors that enable us to offer a full range of solutions to help our customers complete their projects on time,” said Bellamy.