The Knuckle Boom Lifts manufactured by Genie are quite strong four wheel steering and four wheel drive capable equipment. These models allow for work to be carried out effectively, even on rough terrains. The menu based ALC 1000 electronic controls help to allow the user to make easy calibrations to the machinery and its parts. System diagnostics are offered in various languages. There are dual fuel options available on the Z-80/60 unit. The optional Deutz diesel powered engine is turbocharged, but quiet. It allows for improved performance at higher altitudes. What's more, it carries more than enough torque for better grade-ability and terrain.
The 4-wheel drive ability and full-time positive traction adds better traction for tough terrain. The Z-135/70 just provides four-wheel steering. Optional features on this unit include crab, coordinated, rear wheel and front wheel steering to give the equipment extra agility. The full-time active oscillating axle helps enhance wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts easier and smoother to utilize on uneven terrain.
Genie's engine-powered articulating Z-booms are bigger than any other Genie units. They feature a continuous 360 degree turntable rotation and telescoping jibs that are engineered to give the user a much better range of motion and reach. The design of the Z-boom gives the models exceptional over and up positioning capability which varies from 8.83 meters on the Z-80/60 unit to 23.01 meters on the Z-135/70 unit. The XChassis expanding axle is an ingeniously engineered mechanism utilized for extending and retracting axles in and out of stowed position. The width of the Z-135/70 model machine is only 2.46 meters if the axle is stowed. The Z-80/60 has fixed width axles for easier transport.