Genie to introduce anti-crushing system for booms

By Lindsey Anderson05 April 2012

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is introducing an anti-crushing  system for its Genie booms at Int

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is introducing an anti-crushing system for its Genie booms at Intermat, April 16-21 in Paris, France.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is introducing an anti-crushing system for its Genie booms at Intermat, April 16-21 in Paris, France. The Operator Protective Structure (OPS) prototype is an optional device for installation on articulating or telescopic boom lifts and provides secondary protection for operators in the event of contact with an overhead obstacle in certain applications. The new OPS prototype may be viewed at Intermat in stand E5 C002.

"We are aware of incidents where operators made contact with overhead obstacles while operating aerials," said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, Genie booms and telehandlers. "Ultimately, the operator in conjunction with the worksite supervisor is responsible for identifying and avoiding overhead obstacles. But as a secondary measure, we are working both independently and with various partners to provide protective solutions for a variety of worksite conditions."

Based on of the concepts of other SAE operator protective standards, the Genie OPS can be attached to boom lifts with 6-foot to 8-foot platforms and allows "for excellent visibility," the company said. The tubular steel structure is designed to transfer the kinetic energy into surrounding structures while maintaining a protected area for the operator. It weighs 36 pounds (16 kilograms) and is bolted directly on the boom lift's platform; no modifications are needed. Product availability and pricing are forthcoming, according to the company.

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