First Genie SX-135XC goes to Quebec rental company
By Lindsey Anderson25 October 2016
Accès Location d’Équipement, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, will take delivery of the first new Genie SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift. This new telescopic boom includes 90-feet (27.43 m) of outreach, 660-pounds (300 kg) unrestricted lift capacity and the ability to work 19 feet, 8 inches (6 m) below grade.
“It is exciting to be the first distributor with the Genie SX-135XC boom available for rent,” said Harold Dubé, president, Accès Location. “Because of its heavy lift capability, we anticipate this lift will be popular with our customers working in siding, window and masonry applications, as well as on structural jobs. With its incredible below-grade reach, we also see a market opportunity with this machine in bridge inspections and work projects.”
The 135 foot (41.15 m) boom can be raised to full height in in 2.5 minutes and drive at full height. The Genie SX-135XC boom features a working height of 141 feet (43.15 m) and a horizontal reach of 90 feet (27.43 m).
“That’s 10 feet (3 m) more of outreach than any other self-propelled boom the market offers,” added Dubé, “enabling our customers the ability to access more hard-to-reach jobsites.”
The Genie Xtra Capacity, or XC, includes a new load sense cell technology that monitors the weight on the platform and disables function if the load exceeds the platform load limit. The model offers a dual lift capacity with an unrestricted 660 pounds (300 kg) and a restricted 1,000 pounds (454 kg), allowing up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.
“With the upcoming CSA B354 standards changes going into effect in Canada in 2017,” said Dubé, “the load sensing feature on the Genie SX-135XC lift, combined with its 660-lb (300 kg)/1,000-lb (454 kg) dual lift capacity, will enable Accès Location customers the unparalleled ability to work at height safely while completing higher capacity jobs in a wider range of applications.”