Genie introduces the next generation of the Genie Z-45/25 rough-terrain articulating boomlift. The redesigned 45-foot boom combines the latest performance technology with new service features to further enhance the most popular member of the Genie boom family. 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. “By improving performance and streamlining equipment service, the Z-45/25 will be an even better solution for the challenges of today’s jobsites.”

Key performance features include an updated drive system, which produces 24-percent more tractive effort than the previous model, resulting in greater terrainability and provides true 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel braking. The Z-45/25 RT offers a maximum working height of 51 feet, 10 inches, and an up-and-over clearance of 23 feet, 5 inches. With a 500 pound lift capacity, the unit is well equipped to position workers and tools exactly where they need to be. It is also a lighter weight machine than before, providing reduced floor loading and greater maneuverability and jobsite performance. Compared to its predecessor, overall weight has been reduced by up to 1,100 pounds for jib models and 575 pounds for non-jib models.

The new Z-45/25 rough-terrain boomlift also offers owners simplified serviceability and lower cost of ownership. Larger doors and swing-out trays provide faster and easier access to the front and back of the engine compartment, as well as to filters and electrical components for faster maintenance and troubleshooting. Cost of ownership is reduced through less expensive replacement parts, such as the unit’s smaller standard tires, and increased parts and component commonality across similar Genie booms. For example, customers with Genie S-40 series booms will benefit from increased commonality, allowing for fewer types of replacement parts to be stocked.

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. www.terex.com