Finding the right articulating boom lift is all about comparing the many brands and models to find what is right for your needs. If you are considering something as big as the JLG 1250AJP or something a small as the Genie Z-40/23N, read on for more information on which is better for what type of work.
The JLG 1250AJP has a platform height of 125 feet while the Genie Z-40/23N has a maximum platform height of only 40 feet 5 inches. Weight capacity of the JLG is 1000 pounds restricted and 500 pounds unrestricted, as does the Genie. The horizontal outreach of the JLG is 63 feet 2 inches, while the horizontal reach of the Genie is only 22 feet 8 inches.
The JLG can go from ground to 120 feet in a mere 95 seconds. It is made of 100,000 psi steel and has a heavy weight capacity. This JLG machine is also equipped with a tier 4 engine.
The JLG is equipped with 12 volts DC of auxiliary power while the Genie is equipped with 24 v DC auxiliary power. The JLG fuel tank has a capacity of 31. The genie has a hydraulic tank capacity of 8 gallons. The JLG has a diesel engine with 74.2 hp. The axle oscillation of the JLG is 8 inches. The JLG boom lift runs at 3 miles per hour with 45% gradeability. The JLG swing is 360 degrees, continuous. The Genie has a platform rotation of 180 degrees and a vertical jib rotation of 128 degrees. The turntable rotation of the Genie Z40/30N is 355 degrees non-continuous. The Genie’s turntable swing is 5 inches. The outside turning radius with the axles extended is 19 feet 4 inches. When the axles are retracted, the turning radius is 22 feet 6 inches. The Genie has an inside turning radius or 1 foot 11 inches and an outside turning radius of 10 feet 6 inches. The JLG has a 130-degree Jib/range of articulation.
The JLG has a ground clearance of 1 foot while the Genie has a ground clearance of 9.5 inches. The machine height of the JLG is 10 feet, the length is 17 feet 6 inches, and the width is 8 feet 2 inches. The overall width with axles extended is 12 feet 6 inches. The transport length is 37 feet 7 inches. The genie has a platform length of 2 feet 6 inches, a platform width of 4 feet 8 inches, a height of 6 feet 6 inches stowed and a length of 21 feet 5 inches stowed. The overall width of the Genie is 4 feet 11 inches. The wheelbase of the Genie is 6 feet 5 inches.
As you may be able to discern, these are two very different types of articulating boom lift. The Genie is much smaller in size than the JLG. This limits the Genie’s capabilities in comparison, but that does not mean the Genie is not a good choice for you. As previously stated, choosing the right articulating boom lift is all about finding what is right for the work you intend on doing. If you are not going to need to reach as far as the JLG 1250AJP reaches, then you should definitely opt for the smaller articulating boom lift as it will likely save you money and time.
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