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Aussie Scissor Lift to be a Star at Genie 50-Year Celebration in the US

50 Years


The refurbished 10-year-old scissor lift was unveiled at the Genie Annual Customer Appreciation Night held on Queensland’s Gold Coast in early May 2016. The scissor lift was piloted by Genie’s own version of “The Stig”, the helmeted anonymous test driver of “Top Gear” fame.

Mitch Ely, Genie National Operations Manager, Terex AWP, who coordinated the rebuild, said the Genie GS-4390 RT scissor lift has been 10-year inspected and fully refurbished. “The impressive customisation includes bespoke aluminium wheel disks and the striking gold metallic colour scheme,” said Ely. “This machine is very special for us because all our heavy maintenance facilities and customer support centres were involved in its refurbishment.”


Team work

Total team effort

In total, 61 members of the Genie team across Australia were involved in rebuilding the scissor lift. “The machine started in Melbourne, where the team disassembled it, while the team in Sydney reconditioned the impressive scissor stack,” said Ely. “The team in Adelaide built the amazing wheels and the Perth heavy maintenance team assembled the engine.

He added: “The Brisbane team reassembled the machine and commissioned it, while our senior technician in Darwin played The Stig when the scissor was unveiled to an appreciative audience of customers on the Gold Coast.”

Ely said he expects the golden Genie GS- 4390 RT to be a massive hit in the United States. “Anyone with petrol or engineering in their veins will be drawn to this machine, which celebrates the 50-year journey of Genie,” he said. “For me, it has been an honour and privilege to lead the teams that have rebuilt this machine and I look forward to the global response,” said Ely.