Choosing an articulating boom lift can be difficult, as there are many different brands and models from which you can choose. If you are in the market for a 60 foot articulating boom lift, you may want to consider either the JLG 600AJ or the Genie Z60/34.
The platform height of the JLG 600AJ is 60 feet 7 inches, while that of the Genie comes in at 60 feet 4 inches. The platform capacity of the JLG is 500 pounds, as is that of the Genie. The horizontal outreach of the JLG is 39 feet 9 inches while the horizontal outreach of the Genie is only 36 feet 3 inches.
The JLG boasts the best reach envelope in its class. This machine has an articulating jib that allows you to reach difficult areas. Its slim stature allows you the ultimate maneuverability in tight job sites. This machine is also loaded with a fuel efficient Deutz tier 4 engine with 67 hp. This engine is diesel, but the JLG 600AJ can also come with a dual fuel engine; it is the Ford MSG425 with 84hp. While the Genie also has a Deutz engine, it is only equipped with 48hp. This machine has a fuel capacity of 30 gallons and the Genie has a fuel tank capacity of around 20 gallons.
The JLG moves at 4 miles per hour in both its 2wd and its 4wd form. The Genie only moves at 3 miles per hour. The turning radii for 2ws and 4ws are 17 feet 7 inches and 11 feet 8 inches, respectively. The turning radius of the Genie is 19 feet 11 inches. This machine has a 130 degree jib/range of articulation. The Genie offers a platform rotation of 180 degrees and a vertical rotation of 90 degrees.
The JLG has a ground clearance of 1 foot, a machine height of 8 feet 4 inches, a machine length of 29 feet, and a machine overall width of 8 feet 2 inches. The JLG also has an up and over height of 26 feet 7 inches. The genie has a ground clearance of 1 foot 4 inches, a machine height of 8 feet 10 inches, a machine length of 26 feet 9 inches, and a machine width of 8 feet 1 inch. The up and over height of the Genie Z60 is 27 feet.
The hydraulic reservoir of the JLG holds 31 gallons, while that of the Genie holds 45 gallons. The ground bearing pressure maxes out at 75 psi. The machine weighs approximately 22740 pounds while the Genie weighs 26,014 pounds.
If you are deciding between two machines, definitely take a look at what you need for your jobs. If you need an articulating boom lift that reaches farther, runs faster, and is lighter in weight, then the JLG 600AJ might be the best option for you. If these specs are meaningless to you, we recommend that you visit our site or contact one of our representatives for more information on the articulating boom lifts we offer at competitive prices.