Genie updates maintenance protocol for scissors and telehandlers

By Lindsey Anderson17 May 2016

Genie has updated its maintenance protocol for its scissors and telehandlers.

Genie has updated its maintenance protocol for its scissors and telehandlers.

Genie has consolidated its maintenance protocol for its GS scissor lifts and GTH telehandlers in North America.

With the new maintenance protocol, Genie has condensed six separate maintenance manuals into one. The maintenance manual contains complete performance specifications, as well as a streamlined list of maintenance tasks to complete. It is available in hard copy or digital format.

The company said the new Genie maintenance instructions provide rental store owners the flexibility needed to keep equipment on rent longer while making routine tasks a priority.

“With rental equipment constantly going out and coming in, the streamlined maintenance procedures reduces the number of visits a Genie scissor lift or telehandler needs to make to the shop for preventive care. Less time in the shop translates to more time out on rent, lowering our customers’ total cost of ownership and driving a higher rental return on invested capital (rROIC),” said Karen Stash, Genie senior director, global product management and marketing, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “This approach makes scheduled maintenance less time-consuming and fits within the way our customers work at the branch level.”

The new protocol includes recommendations for extended service intervals opportunities; for example, many periodic procedures for scissor lifts have moved from quarterly and semi-annually to annually. Commissioning has changed, too. Rather than perform some of the tasks at the 30-hour mark and some at 50 hours or longer, now all of the commissioning assignments for scissor lifts and telehandlers are set for 50 hours and 150 hours.

The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America: The new manuals can be downloaded at or ordered online for a hard copy using service part number 1272215 for scissor lifts or service part number 1272858 for telehandlers.

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