Genie this week introduced its 180-foot SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boomlift at the Bauma 2013 tradeshow in Munich, Germany. The largest of its kind in the market, the boomlift is suited for applications in the oil and gas industries, commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance.

The Genie SX-180 is designed to be productive, reliable and easy to transport. With a 180-foot vertical reach and 80-foot horizontal reach, the Genie SX-180 provides a working envelope suited for the most extreme access jobs. The 8-foot by 3-foot platform has an unrestricted capacity of 750 pounds. The 10-foot, 180-degree rotating jib positions workers and gear where needed.

“Customers are always looking for new and innovative ways to carry out their work more efficiently and more effectively,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, booms and telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “In concert with customer input, our engineers have been able to reach new heights for this next generation of Genie telescopic boomlifts.”

The machine is designed to be driven at full height. Travel speeds vary based on boom position and range from 2.5 mph with the boom in the stowed position, 0.4 mph below 125 feet and 0.1 mph above 125 feet.                                                 

The newly designed X-chassis extends and retracts to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. The boomlift’s stowed dimensions are 10 feet in height and 8 feet, 2 inches wide. With a stowed length of 42 feet, 7 inches, the 54,000-pound machine requires no over-width or over-height permits allowing it to be easily transported on a truck.

“This X-chassis design is also used on our new Genie ZX-135 articulating boom introduced earlier this year,” said Krieger. “This allows our big booms to share many design features providing parts and operating commonality.”

New platform controls consist of toggle switches and fully proportional jib and boom controls. The ground controls offer an updated function diagram layout and tactile membrane switches. Customers may choose from either a Deutz or Perkins engine. A 50-gallon fuel tank for longer run time and a 7.5-KW generator are standard equipment.

The new SX-180 is expected to be available worldwide in the second half of 2013.

Terex Corp. manufactures equipment for the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries.