Steiness receives Europe's first Genie SX-135 XC
By Euan Youdale21 February 2017
Copenhagen-based re-rental company Steiness Liftcenter has just received delivery of the first Genie SX-135 XC boom lift in Europe.
It was handed over to company owner, Poul Steiness by Lars Raagaard, sales director for the Genie brand in Denmark, Iceland and Germany, Austria & Switzerland at Steiness Liftcenter’s headquarters on 13February.
Specialised in the re-rental of big booms for challenging construction, port and industrial applications, Steiness prides itself in being first in line to offer some of the largest and most innovative machines on the market. Loyal to the Genie brand since it set up business in the 90s, Genie machines count for about a third of the Steiness fleet.
“When customers turn to us for big stick boom lifts, what they often need is horizontal outreach,” says Mr Steiness, having also been the first owner in Europe of the Genie S-125 boom, back in 2000.
The SX-135 XC has 27.43 m (90 ft) outreach, telescoping Jib- Extend, restricted 454 kg (1000 pounds) and unrestricted 300 kg (pounds) load.
“Construction has greatly evolved over recent years. Aerial access involves increasing amounts of tools as well as carrying more materials, and in today’s market, we consider the increased capacity of the SX-135 XC boom as an absolute ‘must have’,” says Mr Steiness.
The SX-135 XC boom’s 9.14 m (30 ft) jib is a key feature well adapted to an increasingly wide range of tasks such as installing windows and solar panels. The compact footprint and 6 m (19 ft 8 in) below grade reach of the boom is also an important feature.
In addition, since in Denmark work is never far from the sea “Many of our customers’ need machines to access harbour applications where extra load capacity, extensive horizontal and below grade reach really count,” notes Mr. Steiness.