Genie debuts E-Drive for entire slab line

05 November 2020

All Genie GS slab scissor lifts can now be outfitted with Genie’s new E-Drive system. 

Genie E-Drive

E-Drive is an optimized AC Electric drive system that is quiet and emission free. The new E-Drive motors are brushless and fully sealed against moisture and water for maintenance-free longevity. Further reducing service downtime, the new GS E-drive scissor lifts have 70 percent fewer hydraulic hoses and fittings, drastically reducing the potential for hydraulic leaks.

“Owners also will find they spend less on batteries over the life of the scissor lift due to longer runtime per charge and fewer lifetime charge cycles,” Michael Flanagan, Genie product manager, said. ”Based on industry-standard HIRD cycle testing, E-Drive scissor lifts have shown a 30 percent increase in runtime per charge, with up to a 20 percent reduction in lifetime battery costs.”

Genie E-drive scissors feature 25 percent gradeability with two times the tire tread drepth as previous designs. 

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“A 14-degree breakover angle enables these scissor lifts to crest the top of the ramp without bottoming out, eliminating the need to winch machines onto trailers or raise dovetails after partial loading,” said Flanagan. New side forklift pockets on Genie E-drive scissors, in addition to the industry standard rear pockets, simplify logistics, allowing for either driving on and lifting off, or lifting on and driving off the transport vehicle.

Flanagan added, “Our largest GS models benefit significantly from the gradeability and runtime improvements that E-Drive offers. In addition, E-Drive enabled a reduction in machine width for one model in our lineup, the GS-4047. Launched in 2014, the GS-4047 was 47 in. wide to accommodate the hydraulic brakes. With the E-Drive redesign, this model is now a more compact 46 in. wide, consistent with the rest of our large slab scissor lift family.” As a result of this change, the new nomenclature is GS-4046. The newly-named GS-4046, like other scissor lifts in our product family, is compatible with E-Drive scissor lift accessories.”

Genie GS-1530, GS-1532, GS-1930, GS-1932, GS-2032 to the GS-2632 are also available in hydraulic version.

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