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GENIE™S NEW GS-3232 DESIGNED TO MEET DEMANDS OF
Posted By Equipment World Staff On November 19, 2007 @ 12:00 am In Boomerang | No Comments
Genie designed the new GS-3232 Self-Propelled Scissor Lift, the latest addition to Genie™s slab scissor line, to meet the demands of challenging jobsite conditions. The GS-3232 lifts up to 500 lbs (227 kg) to a maximum working height of 38 ft (11.58 m), and with its compact footprint of just 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m) long and 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) wide stowed, the GS-3232 fits through standard doorways with ease.
We saw a need in the market for a scissor model that could lift at least 32 ft high but had a narrow profile so it easily fits through a single doorway, said Eric Ludwig, Genie Scissor Lift product manager. There currently isn™t another scissor that is capable of this level of access in North America. The GS-3232 is ideal to use in buildings with tall ceilings, sloped floors and single door access such as churches, movie theaters and paper mills to name a few.
With dual front-wheel drive and zero inside turn radius, the GS-3232 easily maneuvers around restrictive work environments. A 3 ft (0.91 m) extension deck allows workers and tools to utilize the maximum amount of platform workspace. The GS-3232 has a travel speed of 2.2 mph (3.5 km/h) and is able to handle a 25 percent grade to get where it is needed most.
The GS-3232 comes standard with Genie™s automatic leveling hydraulic outrigger system, which is able to level on slopes of up to five degrees side-to-side and three degrees front-to-back. A laser locator option helps the operator position the unit before deploying the outriggers. This ensures that the machine is stable before ascending to working height.
Also standard on the GS-3232 is Genie™s four-wheel braking system that combines dual rear spring, hydraulically-released brakes with dual front wheel hydraulic dynamic braking, making the unit extremely responsive. The brakes are fully enclosed in steel casing for protection against jobsite debris and machine wear resulting in a longer life cycle.
The GS-3232 features Genie™s advanced electronic control system. The forward-angled Hall-effect joystick is comfortable to use and provides precision control. An LED window on the platform control box displays timesaving information, including battery level indicator, onboard diagnostics, speed tuning and configuration settings. The electronic platform control box is able to move the platform extension deck to give the operator a clear and consistent line of sight. The system™s variable speed DC motor offers greater battery efficiency, as well as conserves energy and reduces heat generation to extend machine life.
Heavy-duty steel swing-out service trays allow for access to all machine components for easy service and maintenance, and 90 percent of the components are common across the entire Genie slab scissors family, so service departments are able to stock fewer parts and technicians can apply existing maintenance knowledge.
The GS-3232 nicely rounds out Genie™s current scissor offering, giving our customers more choices, says Ludwig. And, because it is engineered with common components, our customers will find this unit easy to keep rental-ready.
Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., with branch offices worldwide, Genie Industries manufactures material lifts, aerial work platforms, trailer-mounted booms and light towers, scissor lifts, self-propelled telescopic and articulating booms and telehandlers. For more information, please visit http://www.genieindustries.com/.
Genie Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX), a diversified global manufacturer based in Westport, Conn. For more information on Terex, please visit http://www.terex.com/.
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