The Knuckle Boom Lifts manufactured by Genie are quite strong four wheel drive and four wheel steering capable machinery. These models allow for work to be performed effectively, even on rough terrains. The menu based ALC 1000 electronic controls help to allow the user to make easy calibrations to the machine and its components. System diagnostics are offered in multiple languages. There are dual fuel options available on the Z-80/60 unit. The optional Deutz diesel powered engine is quiet, but turbocharged. It allows for enhanced performance at higher altitudes. It also carries more than enough torque for better grade-ability and terrain.
The full-time positive traction and 4-wheel drive ability adds improved traction for tough terrain. The Z-135/70 just offers four-wheel steering. Optional features on this model comprise crab, coordinated, rear wheel and front wheel steering to give the machinery more agility. On the Z-80/60 the full-time active oscillating axle helps enhance wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts smoother and easier to utilize on uneven 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 reach and range of motion. The Z-boom design gives the units outstanding 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 model. The XChassis expanding axle is an ingeniously engineered mechanism used for both extending and retracting axles out and in of stowed position. The width of the Z-135/70 unit equipment is just 2.46 meters if the axle is stowed. The Z-80/60 has fixed width axles for easier transport.