Genie Knuckle boom lifts are strong four wheel drive and four wheel steering capable equipment that allow work to be completed efficiently, even if the terrain is rough. The ALC 1000 electronic controls are a menu-based system that enables the user to easily calibrate the machinery and its components. System diagnostics are offered in many languages. On the Z-80/60 model, there are dual fuel options available. The optional Deutz diesel powered engine is turbocharged, but quiet. It allows for better performance at higher altitudes. It also carries more than enough torque for better grade-ability and terrain.
Improved traction for tough terrain is due to full-time positive traction and four-wheel drive. The Z-135/70 is available with four-wheel steering. Optional features on this particular model comprise crab, coordinated, rear wheel and front wheel steering to give the machinery extra agility. On the Z-80/60 the full-time active oscillating axle helps improve wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features really make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts easier and smoother to utilize on irregular terrain.
Genie's engine-powered articulating Z-booms are bigger than any other Genie units. They feature a continuous 360 degree turntable rotation and telescoping jibs which are engineered to give the user a much better range of motion and reach. The Z-boom design gives the models outstanding over and up positioning capability that varies from 8.83 meters on the Z-80/60 unit to 23.01 meters on the Z-135/70 unit. The XChassis expanding axle is an ingeniously designed device utilized for both retracting and extending axles out and in of stowed position. If the axle is stowed the width of the Z-135/70 model equipment is just 2.46 meters. For easier transport, the Z-80/60 has fixed width axles.