Genie’s new platform baskets for Genie boom lifts offer three entry points on an 8-foot basket or two entry points on a 6-foot basket to enhance operator 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 need 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-foot. platform length for its compact booms and a tri-entry 8-foot 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.
The platforms are made with all-steel materials that don’t 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-foot or 8-foot basket. These multi-entry baskets are compatible with most Genie accessories and options, including pipe cradles, panel cradles, and fall arrest bars.
The Genie dual-entry and tri-entry platform baskets will be available globally within the second quarter of 2016.