Bob Sartini - Genie Regional Parts Manager, Aftermarket
Sep 6, 2018, 03:00 AM
Platform Accessories to Keep in Your Parts Inventory
Sometimes platform accessories are designed to keep your boom lifts in compliance with industry safety standards or safe use practices mandated on customer jobsites. Other times, it is important to equip your boom lifts with platform accessories that will allow them to do more with your machines, increasing their jobsite productivity.
Whatever the reason for stocking platform accessories in your parts inventory, who better to provide you the parts than the original equipment manufacturer? Genie® Genuine Parts and Accessories are designed and tested for your machine, fitting right the first time and every time.
Below is a listing of platform accessories for Genie boom lifts that you should consider stocking in your parts inventory:
Genie® Lift Guard™ Platform Mesh Accessories
Genie® protective solutions continue to evolve to meet the demands of today’s aerial jobsites. The Genie Lift Guard™ Platform Mesh family of accessories is designed to prevent dropped objects falling from aerial worksites. With three options to choose from — half-height aluminum, full-height aluminum and removable woven screen, these contemporary mesh accessories engineered to help operators keep jobsite materials and tools from falling out of boom platforms working at height.
Lift Guard™ Contact Alarm
The Genie Lift Guard™ Contact Alarm is designed to alert ground personnel before an operator makes contact with the platform control panel, interrupting boom movement, sounding an alarm and flashing a warning light. The system is designed to be unobtrusive, featuring a activation cable fitted above the boom lift’s control panel. When the activation cable is tripped, the lift and drive functions are disabled at the platform. Then audio and visual warnings will activate alerting others that assistance may be needed. These notifications will continue until the system is reset — simply click the activation cable back into place. This accessory provides secondary operator protection in work near surrounding obstacles.
Fall Arrest Bar
The Genie Fall Arrest Bar, for ANSI and CSA boom lifts, allows a user to work comfortably outside of the platform at height with a 6 ft shock absorbing lanyard. It is available for either 6 ft or 8 ft platforms and quickly attaches on nearly all Genie booms.
Operator Protective Structure (OPS)
The Genie Operator Protective Structure (OPS) is an optional device for installation on Genie S™- or Z™- boom lifts, providing secondary protection for operators in the event of contact with an overhead obstacle in certain applications. It features a tubular steel structure designed to transfer the kinetic energy into surrounding structures while maintaining a protected area for the operator. The device can be attached to boom lifts with 6 ft to 8 ft platforms and allows for excellent visibility. It is bolted directly on the boom lift’s platform; no modifications are needed.
The boom lift panel cradle package allows an operator to lift panels up to 250 lb outside the existing guard rails of the boom platform. The cradles can be mounted on the end of the platform or on the side, increasing productivity. It includes two cradles with hardware, two high density pads and a load retaining strap. The two high density pads can also be placed in any position on the rails to protect the panel. This accessory assist operator when in installing materials such as windows, panels, drywall.
Designed, tested and approved by Genie, pipe cradles reduce the risk of fatigue by providing a secure way to lift pipes when working from a scissor lift or even a Genie S- or Z-boom lift. Genie pipe cradles deliver stability and rigidity with a robust design which transfers the load away from the guard rails and onto the platform deck. The pipe cradle assembly mounts easily to the platform guardrails with U-bolts and rests on the floor of the platform when installed. These cradles assist in installing materials such as pipes, sprinkler systems and plumbing.
The swing gate replaces the standard sliding mid-rail for walk-in access to the platform. This allows for easy entry and exit when wearing a tool belt, carrying a tool box or loading materials into the platform. This accessory helps people enter into the platform and bring materials with them more efficiently.
This easily-installed tool tray is designed to help eliminate clutter and potential tripping hazards by providing operators and workers with a convenient place to store their tools, fasteners and small materials in the platform. This accessory is designed to hold tools needed for the job including screws, bolts and cleaning supplies.