BSI expands boom fleet with Genie
By Leila Steed17 August 2021
Specialist lifting company BSI has expanded its rental equipment fleet with three new boom lifts from manufacturer Genie, adding a SX-125 Xtra Capacity, a SX-135 XC and the SX-180 model.
The company, which is based on the outskirts of Dortmund, Germany, sells, rents and prodvides servicing for a range of aerial work platforms and mobile cranes. It also offers consulting, jobsite planning, training and spare parts and fulfills servicing contracts.
It made the investment as part of an expansion project that also saw the company expand its premises, marking its 25 years in business.
Sven Nielsen, managing director of BSI, said, “For 25 years, we have placed great emphasis on strong customer orientation.
“With the new premises, we are able to continue implementing our strategy of offering customers the widest possible range of machines and service. Thanks to our own logistics and the continuous storage of new machines, we can supply our customers at short notice, which is a benefit.
“The advantage for our customers is the constant availability of around 100 boom and scissor lifts in our 1,000m² (10,760 sq ft) warehouse.”
“Our customers appreciate these big booms, which are ideal for long-term applications, such as targeted slope stabilisation with nets on the Moselle, steel construction, and the use by inspection companies for railway bridges,” Nielsen said.
While the Genie SX-125 XC and SX-135 XC can reach heights of up to 40m (131 ft) and 43.15 m (141 ft) respectively, BSI’s SX-180 boom has a maximum working height of 56.85m (186 ft) and an outreach of 24.4m (80 ft).
The largest of Genie’s telescopic range, the newly delivered machine has already been scheduled for use on a number of upcoming bridge refurbishment projects.
The model, which feature a vertical and horizontal articulating jib, has a capacity of 340kg and offers 360 degree rotation.
“In terms of feedback, our customers particularly emphasise the working height and outreach of the Genie SX-180 as well as the smooth movements,” Nielsen says.
“Overall, we are very pleased with the Genie big and super booms, and the feedback from our customers has been positive.”
Nielson added, “With our larger stock and services, we look forward to the next 25 years together with Genie.”