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Genie Announces New Approach To Preventive Maintenance

Thursday 10 December 2015 @ 00:00


Public Relations Contact: Anthony O’Brien
Phone: +61 411 578 818

New maintenance protocol streamlines boom lift care

Brisbane, Qld (December 10, 2015) – Genie has designed a new consolidated maintenance protocol that enables customers to complete the entire program for all Genie® S- and Z- boom lift models in less time.

With this new approach, maintenance procedures are reduced, or even eliminated, to save time and labour costs. With high utilisation of rentals fleets across Australia the maintenance protocol for Genie boom lifts provides the flexibility rental comapnies need to keep their equipment on rent longer while making routine tasks a priority.

“We realise that our customers have limited time to take care of maintenance tasks between rentals,” said Mitch Ely, National Operations Manager, Terex AWP. “To make completing routine tasks more manageable, Genie has designed a new approach to maintenance that condenses procedures into one manual for the entire boom family, and has extended service intervals, so the whole process is easier and takes less time to complete.”

Previously, Genie offered 24 separate manuals to help customers maintain their boom lift equipment. With the new maintenance protocol, all of this information is condensed into one, easy-to-use manual.

The one-stop maintenance manual contains complete performance specifications, and a streamlined list of maintenance tasks to ensure that every Genie boom lift spend less time in the shop and more time out on rent.

Genie provides this one-stop maintenance manual in hard copy or digital format for easy integration into custom electronic systems.

In addition, the new protocol includes extended service intervals recommendations. Many periodic procedures for example, have moved from quarterly and semi-annually to annually. Commissioning has changed, too. Rather than performing some of the tasks at the 30-hour mark and some at 50 hours or longer, now all of the commissioning assignments are set for 50 hours and 150 hours.

“Our new protocol will reduce boom maintenance by 10 hours annually and up to a 25 percent reduction in service resources per boom,” added Ely. “That’s some real savings.”

The new Genie protocol also standardises maintenance processes across the entire Genie boom family product line, with more product families to follow suit in 2016.

The new maintenance protocol is available now. Download the new manual for Genie S- and Z-boom lifts at or order a hard copy using service part number 1268489.