Product feature: Genie telescopic S-85 XC boom

Distributors claim that the new Genie XC boom can carry more load than ever before and maximise access to hard-to-reach work areas

With the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift tasks on construction and industrial job sites, the Genie® telescopic S-85 XC boom now offers a dual lift capacity of 330kg unrestricted and 454kg restricted.


Distributed throughout New Zealand by Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd (YRCO) the Genie Xtra Capacity™ (XC) feature gives customers the ability to work with up to three people on-board while still leaving room for tools and job site materials.

"New to this generation of telescopic booms, the Genie XC models feature automatic envelope control," YRCO, sales director, Phil Fairfield, says.

"This is the ability to automatically retract as the booms reaches its operating envelope, allowing for simple platform positioning and an enhanced operator’s experience."

The Genie S-85 XC is also equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart while boasting the ability to do zero load field calibrations, notes Phil.


The Genie S-85 XC boom also has an expanded working zone because of a new chassis-tilt sensor incorporated into the machines’ function.

"This unique chassis tilt-sensing technology gives operators access to different ranges of motion based on the chassis angle. And, it is engineered to automatically cut-out specific lift and drive functions of the machines when the tilt activation setting is reached," Phil says.

"Equipped with this new technology, the new Genie XC boom will not only carry more load than ever before but will also be able to maximise access hard-to-reach work areas on challenging job sites."


The new Genie XC model also features the new Genie Lift Power™ generator solution. This system includes a dedicated hydraulic circuit, a right-sized breaker, and no-pressure switch to run the unit reliably and allows the power to lift and drive during operation. The Genie Lift Power system is available in 7kW to provide reliable power solutions for customers worldwide.

All Genie XC booms have been updated with a CAN-based control system, which incorporates the familiar Genie SmartLink™ control system features on these booms. "Operators will find the control layout on these booms to be consistent and intuitive, making the operation of the booms easy and straightforward," Phil says.

For more information, contact Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd on 09 443 2436 or for South Island enquiries, call 03 341 6923.

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