Genie Knuckle boom lifts are powerful four wheel drive and four wheel steering capable machinery that allow work to be completed effectively, even when the terrain is rough. The ALC 1000 electronic controls are a menu-based system which allows the user to easily calibrate the equipment and its components. System diagnostics are offered in various languages. On the Z-80/60 unit, there are dual fuel options available. The optional Deutz diesel powered engine is quiet, but turbocharged. It allows for enhanced performance at higher altitudes. In addition, 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 particular model comprise crab, coordinated, front wheel, and rear wheel steering to give the equipment extra agility. On the Z-80/60 the full-time active oscillating axle helps enhance wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features truly make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts smoother and easier to use on irregular terrain.
Genie's engine-powered articulating Z-booms are bigger compared to any other Genie units. They feature a continuous 360 degree turntable rotation and telescoping jibs which are engineered to give the user a much better reach and range of motion. The design of the Z-boom gives the models outstanding over and up positioning capability that 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 designed mechanism used for retracting and extending axles in and out of stowed position. If the axle is stowed the width of the Z-135/70 model equipment is only 2.46 meters. For easier transport, the Z-80/60 has fixed width axles.