Genie Xtra Capacity Booms used in huge expansion project for Kaz Minerals
Posted: 29th August, 2019
Since their introduction, Genie Xtra Capacity™ boom lifts are proving extremely popular for heavy applications and Workplatform Ltd are supplying these throughout the UK. These machines are being deployed worldwide – for example, as part of it’s $1.2 billion expansion project at its copper mine in Aktogay, Kazakhstan, earlier this year, Kaz Minerals needed an equipment solution adapted to steel construction assembly work. A range of Genie equipment was supplied, including 12 Genie Xtra Capacity™ boom lifts.
Mr. Sergey Bereza, the owner of Korund, says: “When you have around 20 large models of the same brand working on a project like Aktogay, the challenges involved make it easy to gauge their performance. We are glad to say that, in the eight months that they have been in operation, our Genie XC booms have proved to be extremely robust and reliable, running virtually non-stop. On a job that involves working at height with heavy tools and materials, we can definitely say that increased lift capacity is big productivity benefit.”
Engineered to work more productively in heavy lifting access applications, these Genie XC booms combine a 1.52-m (5-ft) robust articulating jib with a dual lift capacity of 300-kg (660-lb) unrestricted and 454-kg (1,000-lb) restricted — one-third more than the industry standard to provide the ability to get more work done using a single machine.
Genie SX-105 XC and SX-125 XC models also feature the unique Genie mini XChassis™ design that provides the benefits of a compact 3.94 m (12 ft 11 in) x 4.11 m (13 ft 6 in) footprint and an extendable/retractable axle system with a narrow profile for easier transport and simple-to-access, low-effort maintenance.
To increase performance, reduce set-up time and improve overall productivity, all Genie XC models boast zero-load field calibration thanks to a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform to make sure that the machine stays within the machine’s load limit. Key applications include heavy lifting construction, bridge inspection, and maintenance on stadiums and sports arenas, industrial oil and gas, telecommunications and utilities facilities.
For more information, or to assess the suitability of Genie XC booms for your business needs, please call us.