Construction equipment: Alternative energy options in aerial work platforms

construction equipment Terex Genie

Construction equipment: Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about hybrid technology in aerial work platforms (AWPs) or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” event, May 22-26. On May 22nd, Genie will post an AMA prompt on http://aerialpros.genielift.com/2017/05/22/hybrid-technology-ama/, as well as will be shared on social media simultaneously, to garner questions. The post will stay open, or “live,” for questions and comments through May 26th. The goal of this second Genie AMA event is to educate customers on hybrid technology and related drive systems in articulated and telescopic boom lifts.

“With the increased focus on alternative energy in AWPs,” says Zach Gilmor, Genie Product Manager, Terex AWP, “the industry is seeing a shift toward hybrid technology as a standard power source in machines. Because hybrid technology continues to evolve and change at a rapidly increasing pace, there is confusion and misperceptions in the industry about how it works in aerial equipment. For example, some customers are of the mindset that a machine being a hybrid could compromise its performance in the field.

“In reality, hybrid technology does not compromise the performance of an AWP -- it can actually enhance it. Our goal with this event is to promote a positive perception of hybrid technology and related drive systems in AWPs, with a focus to change their minds in highlighting how hybrid technology can actually be a ‘boost’ to the system and an added feature,” says Gilmor.

Ahead of this event, Genie encourages customers and key stakeholders to gain preliminary information on this topic through a video presentation, which can be accessed at https://terex.wistia.com/medias/mkyd988ggq#. Additional information and resources can be found at www.aerialpros.genielift.com.

Once questions are posted and reviewed, Genie will post responses from its team members, including engineering and safety experts, to the questions in a timely manner. Customers wishing to participate in the AMA event, or simply to follow the questions and responses, can access the Genie Aerial Pros website in a variety of ways, including the dedicated website http://aerialpros.genielift.com/, as well as via www.genielift.com and through the company’s social media pages: Facebook (GenieLift), Twitter (@GenieLift), LinkedIn (Genie Industries), Google+ (GenieInd) and Instagram (@genie_lift).

About Terex:
Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.

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