Genie expands scissor production in Italy
By Euan Youdale07 September 2021
Genie has added rough terrain and electric scissor lift production to its Umbertide, Italy, manufacturing facility.
The models, which already exist in the Genie range and are also produced at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington state, US, include the GS-2669 RT, GS-3369 RT and GS-4069 RT rough terrain scissor lifts, and the GS-2669 DC, GS-3369 DC and GS-4069 DC all-electric scissor lifts.
The company said the decision to produce the units in Umbertide will mean shipping times to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and India - the EMEARI region, would be reduced, therefore providing shorter lead times for customers.
Francesco Aiello, senior director, Terex Umbertide, said, “Both the rough terrain and all-electric DC models of these scissor lifts deliver rugged performance and increased productivity on even the most demanding worksites.
“By localising production at the Umbertide factory, customers across our region will see improved lead times as a result of faster shipping availability.”
Both the RT and DC models offer drive-at-full-height capabilities and patented full time oscillating axles. The GS-2669 delivers a working height of 9.7m and provides up to 680kg of lift capacity, while the GS-3369 can lift up to 454kg to a max working height of 11.75m. For higher reaching jobs, the GS-4069 can lift up to 14.12m and has a capacity of 363kg.
The all-electric GS-2669 DC, GS-3369 DC and GS-4069 DC lifts are suitable for indoor work in confined spaces while rough terrain capabilities mean they can also be used for rugged applications on challenging ground, sand and mud.
Sealed AC drive motors deliver a high level of performance, said Genie, and lower energy consumption for greater efficiency. Additionally, 35% gradeability allows these scissor lifts to easily get up slopes and loading ramps.