Equipment

Genie S-40 and S-45 Trax

Terex

September 28, 2011 - Equipment

The Genie S-40 and S-45 telescopic booms are now available with the company's exclusive "four-point" Trax track drive system. The Genie S-40 Trax and S-45 Trax offer improved terrainability and reduced damage to sensitive ground surface,s giving them the ability to drive on almost any surface.

The S-40 Trax has a lift height of 40 feet, a vertical reach of 31 feet, and a gross weight of 14,440 lbs. The S-45 Trax has a lift height of 46 feet, vertical reach of 36 feet, and a gross weight of 17,440 lbs. The new Genie S-40 Trax and S-45 Trax telescopic booms use a patented track design that allows for an independent triangular track at each corner of the unit in comparison to the traditional "skid steer" design that has a full length track on each side, according to the manufacturer.  With patented active oscillating axles, the tracks maintain contact with the ground on uneven and undulating surfaces to retain maximum power and torque, ideal for specific geographies such as the Southern United States where soil and site conditions require specialized pieces of equipment.

Because the tracks are encased in rubber, they do less damage to sensitive ground surfaces such as turf while still remaining rigid. Reduced ground pressure provides a high level of "floatation" in terrains such as sand, mud, and compact snow.

The Genie Trax booms offer traditional front wheel steering with a 30-degree steer angle. By driving and steering like a wheeled machine, each triangular-shaped tracks can swivel 22 degrees up and down to easily follow undulating terrain and sharp changes in slope such as the break-over angle found on many transport trailers.

With a maximum drive speed of 2.5 mph, the units are able to get around jobsites quickly.

The narrow width of the machine allows booms to be trailered without the need for over-width permits. The narrow chassis and front wheel steering allow the Trax booms to fit into narrow locations and tight jobsites with ease.

The Trax booms share a common chassis with the standard wheeled Genie S-40 and S-45 machines, resulting in service parts commonality. Limited new service training and service parts are required.

The Genie S-40/45 Trax will be available globally in the first quarter of 2012.

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