Genie expands micro scissor line
By Euan Youdale12 May 2021
Genie is expanding its micro scissor lift line with the new Genie GS-1432m and GS-1932m models, meaning the series now offers working heights up 7.55m (24ft 2in).
The GS-1432m weighs less than 900kg (2,000lb), which is 30% lighter than comparable standard-sized scissor lifts and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. According to Genie, field test data shows that 95% of the time, operators using an 8m (25 ft) scissor lift stay below 7m (21ft).
With a maximum working height of 6.30m (20ft 1in) in both indoors and outdoors applications, the GS-1432m is tall enough to meet the needs of the majority of applications currently using an 8m (25 ft) scissor lift, says Genie, and also is lightweight enough to operate in jobsites previously only accessible by vertical mast lifts, simplifying fleet management and improving rental utilization.
The GS-1932m measures 0.81m x 1.12m and is only 1.97m (6ft 5in) tall when stowed. With a working height of 7.55m (24ft 2in) indoors and 7.18m (23ft) outdoors, a full-width platform size and a weight of just 1,179kg (2,600lb), the unit is also suited for all 8m (25ft) scissor tasks and is lightweight enough to access jobsites that are out of reach for traditional 8m (25ft) scissors, said Genie.
With a 227kg (500lb) capacity, the new micro scissors feature a 60cm (2ft) extension deck. Additionally, with a stowed height of less than 2m (6.5ft), both new micro scissors are able to drive through a doorway with standard fixed guardrails, improving jobsite productivity. They also offer a 25% gradeability and powerful traction for loading and unloading.
“Our new micro scissors are lightweight and compact enough to drive through doorways with fixed guardrails, be transported in standard elevators, and feature front-wheel drive with a zero degree inside turning radius — which means they are highly manoeuvrable in tight spaces,” says Michael Flanagan, Genie product manager.
But, despite their compact footprint, the platform is sized to ensure two people can work comfortably together in the platform. “Not only are these new Genie micro scissors a safe alternative to ladders and a more productive alternative to vertical mast lifts, they also are well suited for any job where you might normally use a standard 8 m (25ft) scissor lift, making them a truly versatile, do-it-all machine on any jobsite and in any rental fleet.”
Powering the new micro scissors is the same brushless, fully-sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive motors as the Genie E-Drive slab scissor lifts introduced last November, which deliver a 35% reduction in lifetime maintenance costs.
“With Genie E-Drive, these new micro scissors are four times more efficient than traditional hydraulic drive systems. E-Drive enables the scissor lifts to run 30% longer on a single charge for greater productivity on the jobsite while reducing lifetime battery costs by up to 20%,” Flanagan says, adding that maintenance costs are further reduced by design optimization that reduced hydraulic hoses and fittings by 70%, meaning there are fewer replaceable or serviceable parts.”
The GS-1432m and the GS-1932m are now available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Russia, the Asia Pacific region, Latin America and China. The GS-1932m will be available in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021, while the GS-1432m will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2022.