Hybrid Genie sale
By Euan Youdale16 May 2016
Genie distributor for Denmark Jøma Lift Teknik has sold one of the first fuel-electric Z-60/37 FE booms, introduced at Bauma.
The order came from Lift & Loft, based in Copenhagen. Mads Garder Laursen, owner of Lift & Loft, said, “We are always looking to provide our customers with new solutions. This particular machine provides new possibilities for our customers in Copenhagen where we have a no noise policy until 6.00am.
The Genie Z-60/37 FE boom allows my customers to get the job done during the night when no one is around thanks to its ‘full electric’ mode and proceed to perform a full day’s work on a single charge.”
Mr Laursen continued, “Ninety percent of my rental customers are based in Copenhagen where space is often tight and reduced noise and emissions levels are necessary.”
Instead of the typical 37 kW diesel power plant found in most 20 m booms, the fuel-efficient hybrid system of this particular model uses a Stage IIIB 18.5 kW engine offering the benefits of longer runtimes on a single tank of diesel and less fuel consumption. The battery pack, supplements power requirements for much of the machine’s operation.
The Genie Z-60/37 FE boom adds to an ever developing fleet for Lift & Loft, which started up two years ago with a second-hand scissor lift and has now grown to a fleet to 30 machines including two Genie GTH-2506 compact telehandlers.