Genie Knuckle boom lifts are strong four wheel steering and four wheel drive capable machines which allow work to be done effectively, even if the terrain is rough. The ALC 1000 electronic controls are a menu-based system which enables the user to easily calibrate the equipment and its components. System diagnostics are offered in many 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. Additionally, it carries more than enough torque for better grade-ability and terrain.
Improved traction for tough terrain is due to full-time positive traction and four-wheel drive. The Z-135/70 comes standard with four-wheel steering. Optional features on this unit comprise coordinated, crab, rear wheel and front wheel steering to give the machinery more agility. On the Z-80/60 the full-time active oscillating axle helps improve wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts easier and smoother to use on irregular terrain.
Though these models are bigger compared to other Genie engine-powered articulating Z-booms, they have features such as continuous 360 degree turntable rotation and telescoping jibs to provide the user with remarkable range of motion and reach. The design of the Z-boom gives the models exceptional up and over positioning capability that varies from 8.83 meters on the Z-80/60 model to 23.01 meters on the Z-135/70 unit. The XChassis expanding axle is an ingeniously designed mechanism used for extending and retracting axles out and in of stowed position. The width of the Z-135/70 model machine is only 2.46 meters when the axle is stowed. The Z-80/60 has fixed width axles for easier transport.