Boom lift: Platform baskets offer more entry ports for operator mobility

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Construction equipment: Genie, a Terex brand, has simplified the way operators enter and exit its boom platforms. New platform baskets for Genie® boom lifts offer three entry points on an 8-ft basket or two entry points on a 6-ft basket to enhance operators’ mobility. The side swing gate allows for walk-in access to and from the basket when operators are wearing a tool belt, carrying a tool box or needing to load materials in the platform. Sliding mid-rails, engineered into the front and sides of the platform, offer alternative entry and exit points to accommodate changing worksite conditions.

All entry points are specifically designed to help an operator easily get in and out of the basket, with tools and jobsite materials, from pressure washers and painting supplies to light fixtures and window glazings, quickly and efficiently. Genie offers the dual-entry basket in a 6-ft platform length for its compact booms and a tri-entry 8-ft platform length for its larger models. Genie also engineered these new baskets with eight lanyard attachment points to give operators the freedom to work anywhere on the platform. And, these baskets’ design meets industry expectations for a spacious, robust workspace.

Using proven design technology, Genie manufactures these new platforms with all-steel materials that cannot break down or become compromised with repeated use. Operators can also easily unbolt and replace the platform floor as needed. All of these improvements were made to the new Genie platform baskets without adding weight to the machine or sacrificing basket capacity.

The new dual-entry and tri-entry baskets can be used on any Genie boom that can be equipped with a 6-ft or 8-ft basket so rental store owners can retrofit their existing fleet to accommodate customers’ demand for these features. These new multi-entry baskets are compatible with most Genie accessories and options, including pipe cradles, panel cradles and fall arrest bars, so rental store owners can also utilize existing equipment inventory to increase their rental return on invested capital (rROIC).

The Genie dual-entry and tri-entry platform baskets will be available globally within Q2, 2016.

About Terex
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.

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