Genie has expanded the availability of its electric S-60 DC and hybrid S-60 FE boom lifts, four-wheel drive electrified telescopic boom lifts in the 60-ft. (18 m) height class. Made available in May for customers in Europe, the booms are now also available in North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.
With a working height of 65.1-ft. (20 m) and a 61-ft. 2-in. (18.60 m) platform height, the S-60 FE and S-60 DC rough-terrain electric boom lifts feature Genie’s FE hybrid and DC electric technology to deliver jobsite performance in two versatile models.
“Genie’s newest electrified boom lifts — the hybrid S-60 FE and electric S-60 DC boom lifts — deliver the reduced emissions and rugged performance modern jobsites need, along with the quality, durability and reliability equipment owners expect from Genie,” said Sean Larin, Genie global product director. “With a best-in-class jib length and a low total cost of ownership, these booms have been well received by the industry.”
The FE and DC versions of Genie’s S-60 telescopic boom can operate in rough terrain and have clean emissions.
With Genie’s hybrid technology, the S-60 FE offers comparable performance with a 4x4 diesel machine, but also delivers a clean, quiet electric boom. The S-60 FE can be used indoors and outdoors and works more than one week on a single tank of fuel. Both the S-60 DC and the S-60 FE, in full electric mode, deliver a full day’s performance on a single battery charge. Additionally, the FE model’s intelligent control system keeps the batteries charged and the machine ready to work by using both regenerative braking technology and automatic engine start and stop. By charging the batteries while the boom works, jobsites can almost eliminate downtime usually caused by plug-in charging.
“These booms can work outdoors in rugged terrain at the beginning of a project, and then move indoors for finish work, meeting multiple end user needs with a single machine. This saves the time, money and hassle of transporting new machines to a jobsite in the middle of a project,” Larin says. “For that reason, rental companies can expect a high utilization rate and strong returns on their investment.”
Like the S-60 FE, the S-60 DC delivers four-wheel drive capabilities with four efficient AC electric drive motors. Additionally, the S-60 DC model offers a low weight of 17,600-lbs. (7,983 kg) and quiet operation for end users looking for a powerful, all-electric boom.
The FE version weighs 17,750-lbs. (8,051 kg), just slightly more than the DC version, making either boom designed for applications where floor loading must be managed.
At the same time, AC drive motors on all four wheels provide similar torque as hydraulic drive motors while using 30-40% less energy. Four-wheel drive plus electronic traction management and active oscillating axles enable performance on uneven terrain with 45% gradeability in rough terrain.
Maintenance and Total Cost of Ownership
A 24.8-hp DPF-free Stage V engine eliminates the need for after-treatment or low-sulphur fuel, reducing the time and expense of maintenance and repairs while offering instant performance — it takes just seconds to start the engine, delivering instant power and torque when needed. Additionally, maintenance needs are further reduced by a design that has 70% fewer hydraulic components and moving parts.
Key specifications of the S-60 FE and DC include maximum platform height of 61-ft. 2-in. (18.6 m) and a maximum outreach of 40-ft. 6-in. (12.3 m), as well as an unrestricted platform capacity of 660-lbs. (300 kg) on a 6-ft. (1.83 m) jib that delivers a 130-degree working range.
A wide range of options and accessories increase the versatility of the S-60 FE or DC for rental applications. The boom lift can be configured with either of two platform configurations. An 8-ft. (2.44 m) three-entry with side swing gate is standard, while a 6-ft. (1.83 m) dual entry with side swing gate is optional. Genie Lift Guard half and full mesh platform panels, air line and power to platform, work lights and other accessories are available. In addition, hostile environment kits or cold weather packages are useful for specific applications.
The new S-60 FE and S-60 DC models join Genie’s full boom lift product line offering, which includes the S-60 J for performance in a simple machine and the S-65 XC (Xtra Capacity) range for heavy lifting applications with dual-envelope capacities.
*Updated on December 20, 2022