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New Genie Operator Protection Structure to Be Unveiled at Intermat
Genie is introducing a new Operator Protective Structure (OPS) at the Intermat show in Paris, France, April 16-21, 2012. The new Genie OPS prototype is an optional device for installation on articulating or telescopic boom lifts and provides secondary protection for operators in the event of contact with an overhead obstacle in certain applications.
“We are aware of incidents where operators made contact with overhead obstacles while operating aerials,” said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, Genie Booms and Telehandlers. “Ultimately, the operator in conjunction with the worksite supervisor is responsible for identifying and avoiding overhead obstacles. But as a secondary measure, we are working both independently and with various partners to provide protective solutions for a variety of worksite conditions.”
Based on of the concepts of other SAE operator protective standards, the Genie OPS can be attached to boom lifts with 6-foot to 8-foot platforms and allows for excellent visibility. The tubular steel structure is designed to transfer the kinetic energy into surrounding structures while maintaining a protected area for the operator. It weighs 36 pounds (16 kilograms) and is bolted directly on the boom lift’s platform; no modifications are needed. Product availability and pricing are forthcoming.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.
Article Date: 2012-04-08
Source: Terex Corp.
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