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Terex introduces hybrid Genie

11 Mar 16 Terex has developed a hybrid Genie boom lift that can run on either diesel or battery power.

Terex says that the four-wheel drive Genie Z-60/37 FE offers operators two machines in one package for indoor and outdoor applications.

The mobile elevating work platform provides the choice of two modes of operation: ‘full-electric’, giving emission-free performance for a full day on a single charge; or ‘hybrid’ mode, providing more than a week of running time on a single tank of diesel. 

In hybrid mode, an engine-powered generator maintains the battery state of charge or to supplement the battery power to get a boost in machine performance. The generator monitors the battery state, keeping them topped up, then automatically shuts off to minimise fuel consumption.

The hybrid system can also provide power directly to the four-wheel AC drive motors, allowing the system to combine the power of the diesel driven generator and the 48V DC battery pack, maximising performance when climbing hills.

 “The Genie Z-60/37 FE boom is a revolutionary new approach to our mid-size Z-boom family,” said product manager Adam Hailey, “and it adapts to our customers’ evolving needs for high performance, high efficiency and low emissions. On long-term jobs, even when on-site power is not available, this machine is sufficiently versatile to handle multiple tasks ranging from work on rough and unprepared ground to indoor applications where reduced noise and emissions levels are necessary.”

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The Genie Z-60/37 FE offers 20.16 metres of working height, 11.15 metres of horizontal outreach and 7.4 metres of up-and-over clearance.

It has the Genie FastMast system that enables the boom to be moved from full height to below grade and back with the use of just one boom control. 

The new fuel electric Terex Genie Z-60/37 FE articulating boom will be officially launched next month at the Bauma trade fair which takes place in Munich, Germany, from 11th to 17th April 2016.

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