Terex Aerial Work Platforms has made vast improvements to its popular Z-45/25 rough terrain boom, which the company will showcase at The Rental Show in 2013, Access, Lift & Handlers has learned.
The improved Z-45/25 RT is now being made with the latest Tier 4 emission standard engine and true 4-WD and 4-wheel braking. Key performance features include an updated drive system which produces 24 percent more tractive effort than the previous model.
The Z-45/25 RT offers a maximum working height of 51 feet, 10 inches (15.97 m) and an up and over clearance of 23 feet, 5 inches (7.14 m). It features a 500-pound (227 kg) lift capacity. It is also a lighter weight machine than before; overall weight has been reduced by up to 1,100 pounds (498 kg) for jib models and 575 pounds (260 kg) for non-jib models.
A swing out engine and ground control panel have improved serviceability. The updated Z-45/25 also has improved electrical connectors and strategically placed, frequent maintenance items such as fuses and hydraulic oil filters to decrease down time.
The new Z-45/25 RT is currently in production and available to the ANSI market. The CE version of this newly designed model is slated for production in Italy in mid- 2013.
“The new Z-45/25 RT has been redesigned to satisfy the current needs of our rental customers by meeting the latest performance standards,” said Mike Northcott, booms product manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). “By improving performance and streamlining equipment service, the Z-45/25 will be an even better solution for the challenges of today’s jobsites.”
Starting in April 2013, the Z-45/25 RT will be offered with new Tier 4 Final compliant engines from Deutz or Perkins, for applicable regions.
Genie will continue to offer the Z-45/25 RT with dual fuel capability, and as bi-energy units.
The boom will be on display at Genie's booth during the 2013 Rental Show, held Feb. 10-13 at the Sands Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. For a full guide to the show, see the January/February 2013 issue of ALH.