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Redesigned GENIE® ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom Lift Offers Significant Improvements

Wednesday 03 April 2013 @ 15:01

Redesigned GENIE® ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom Lift Offers Significant Improvements



One of the best and most popular Genie® products in the Australian market, just got better with the introduction of the new Genie® ZX™-135/70 articulating boom.

The 41 m (135 ft) boom has been significantly redesigned, with important improvements in reliability, performance, operator features and serviceability. The Genie ZX-135/70 is already in production and will be available for purchase in the Australian market during the second half of 2013.

“The Genie ZX-135/70 is an important step toward the introduction of a new family of next generation aerials,” said Brad Lawrence, General Manager for Genie Australia.

“The ZX-137/70 is already a very popular model in the Australasian market. Our customers will be delighted with many of the new ground-breaking designs and products that we are introducing now and in the near future.”

The ZX-135/70 offers industry-leading versatility in the self-propelled 120-135 foot market. The boom features a maximum platform height of 41 m (135 ft), 21.3 m (69 ft. 9 in) of horizontal outreach, and an unmatched 23.0 m (75 ft) of up-and-over clearance.

The ZX-135/70 features a new and exclusive X-Chassis™ design. This revolutionary design provides a wider footprint and reduces occupied floor pressure by 30 percent. The boom lift’s axles extend to a 5.2 m (17 ft) width and retract to 2.4 m (8 ft), requiring no over-width highway permits. The robust, box-section axles pivot from vertical mounting pins, providing easy and reliable machine set-up, with excellent hose and hard line protection throughout.

The new extending jib is distinctive, providing exceptional access by extending from a retracted length of 3.7 m (12 ft) to an extended length of 6.1 m (20 ft). This new design provides access to “up, over, and in” applications inaccessible by a traditional jib.

Platform controls have been updated with new toggle switches and a tactile membrane surface, and feature proportional Hall-effect joysticks for all major functions. The advantages of Hall-effect joysticks are that they have fewer moving parts and all adjustments are stored on one control card at the ground control station. The new tri-axis joystick controls the primary boom’s up/down, extend/retract and turntable rotate movements, while a second tri-axis joystick controls the jib’s up/down, extend/retract and platform rotate movements.

The self-supporting cable track has been strengthened with updated hose and cable runs and is capable of supporting platform options such as the heavy duty welder, weld leads, platform work lights and/or air lines.

The Genie ZX-135 articulating boom lift provides easy access for numerous serviceability points, with hard lines for increased protection. New angle sensors feature larger resolution margins for improved calibration stability.

“The new Genie ZX-135 has been significantly improved and updated, and is clearly the standard of the industry in the large, articulated boom market,” said Brad Lawrence.

“Customers will experience a new level of aerial boom lift performance, reliability and ease of operation with the new Genie ZX-135.”


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Contact Information:

Catherine Kerton
Marketing Manager
Genie Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 7 3456 4420
Mobile +61 4844 3364