Genie Expands Micro Scissor Product Line
Full-sized performance in a compact, lightweight footprint, along with a low total cost of ownership make the new Genie GS-1432m and 1932m micro scissor lifts versatile options for nearly any work-at-height application up to 19ft.
“Our new micro scissors are lightweight and compact enough to drive through doorways with fixed guardrails, be transported in standard elevators, and feature front-wheel drive with a zero degree inside turning radius — which means they are highly manoeuvrable in tight spaces. But, despite their compact footprint, the platform is sized to ensure two people can work comfortably together in the platform,” says Michael Flanagan, Genie Product Manager. “Not only are these new Genie micro scissors a safe alternative to ladders and a more productive alternative to vertical mast lifts, they also are well suited for any job where you might normally use a standard 8 m (25 ft) scissor lift, making them a truly versatile, doit-all machine on any jobsite and in any rental fleet."
Powering the new micro scissors is the same brushless, fully-sealed and maintenance-free AC electric drive motors as the Genie E-Drive slab scissor lifts introduced last November, which deliver industryleading efficiency and a 35% reduction in lifetime maintenance costs.
“With Genie E-Drive, these new micro scissors are four times more efficient than traditional hydraulic drive systems. E-Drive enables the scissor lifts to run 30% longer on a single charge for greater productivity on the jobsite while reducing lifetime battery costs by up to 20%,” Flanagan says, adding that maintenance costs are further reduced by design optimization that reduced hydraulic hoses and fittings by 70%, meaning there are fewer replaceable or serviceable parts. Ideal for applications including industrial and manufacturing maintenance, commercial construction, warehousing and data centers, the new Genie micro scissors also offer real-world 25% gradeability and powerful traction for loading and unloading.
The GS-1432m weighs less than 900 kg (2,000 lb), which is 30% lighter than comparable standard-sized scissor lifts and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. Field test data shows that 95% of the time, operators using an 8 m (25 ft) scissor lift stay below 7 m (21 ft). With a maximum working height of 6.30 m (20 ft 1 in) in both indoors and outdoors applications, the GS-1432m is tall enough to meet the needs the majority of applications currently using an 8 m (25 ft) scissor lift, and also is lightweight enough to operate in jobsites previously only accessible by vertical mast lifts, simplifying fleet management and improving rental utilization, Flanagan says.
The GS-1932m measures 81 cm (32 in) wide by 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in) long (0.81 m x 1.12 m) and is only 79 inches 1.97 m (6 ft 5 in) tall when stowed. With a working height of 24 ft 2 in (7.55 m) indoors and 23 ft (7.18 m) outdoors, a full-width platform size and a weight of just 1,179 kg (2,600 lb), the GS-1932m is well suited for all 8 m (25 ft) scissor tasks and is lightweight enough to access jobsites that are out of reach for traditional 8 m (25 ft) scissors.
With a 227 kg (500 lb) capacity, the new micro scissors are rated for two workers and feature an 81 cm (32 in) wide platform and a 60 cm (2 ft) extension deck, ensuring good access to work locations. Additionally, with a stowed height of less than 2 m (6.5 ft), both new micro scissors are able to drive through a doorway with standard fixed guardrails, improving jobsite productivity