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Articulating Boom Lift Offers Significant Redesign & Improvements

One of the best Genie® products just got better with the introduction today of the new Genie® ZX™-135/70 articulating boom. The 135 ft (41 m) boom has been significantly redesigned, with important improvements in reliability, performance, operator features and serviceability. The Genie ZX-135/70 is already in production and available for purchase in all worldwide markets.

“The new Genie ZX-135 has been significantly improved and updated, and is clearly the standard of the industry in the large, articulated boom market,” said Chris Hanners, President, Columbus Lift Service. He continued, “Customers will experience a new level of aerial boom lift performance, reliability and ease of operation with the new Genie ZX-135.

The ZX-135/70 offers industry-leading versatility in the self-propelled 120-135 foot market. The boom features a maximum platform height of 135 ft (41 m), 69 ft. 9 in (21.3 m) of horizontal outreach, and an unmatched 75 ft (23.0 m) of up-and-over clearance.

The ZX-135/70 features a new and exclusive X-Chassis™ design. This revolutionary design provides a wider footprint and reduces occupied floor pressure by 30 percent. The boom lift’s axles extend to a 17 ft. (5.2 m) width and retract to 8 ft. (2.4 m), requiring no over-width highway permits.

The new extending jib is distinctive, providing exceptional access by extending from a retracted length of 12 feet (3.7 m) to an extended length of 20 feet (6.1 m). This new design provides access to “up, over, and in” applications inaccessible by a traditional jib...

Platform controls have been updated with new toggle switches and a tactile membrane surface, and feature proportional Hall-effect joysticks for all major functions. Also, the self-supporting cable track has been strengthened with updated hose and cable runs and is capable of supporting platform options such as the heavy duty welder, weld leads, platform work lights and/or air lines...

The Genie ZX-135 articulating boom lift provides easy access for numerous serviceability points, with hard lines for increased protection. New angle sensors feature larger resolution margins for improved calibration stability...

“The Genie ZX-135/70 is an important step toward the introduction of a new family of next generation aerials,” stated Chris Hanners.