The Knuckle Boom Lifts manufactured by Genie are quite strong four wheel drive and four wheel steering capable machines. 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 machinery and its parts. System diagnostics are available in various languages. On the Z-80/60 model, there are dual fuel options available. The optional Deutz diesel powered engine is turbocharged, but quiet. It allows for enhanced performance at higher altitudes. It also carries more than enough torque for better terrain- and grade-ability.
Improved traction for tough terrain is due to four-wheel drive and full-time positive traction. The Z-135/70 is available with four-wheel steering. Optional features on this model comprise coordinated, crab, rear wheel and front wheel steering to give the equipment added agility. The full-time active oscillating axle helps enhance wheel contact on irregular ground. All of these features truly make Genie Knuckle Boom lifts easier and smoother to utilize on uneven terrain.
Though these models are bigger compared to other Genie engine-powered articulating Z-booms, they have features like continuous 360 degree turntable rotation and telescoping jibs to provide the user with remarkable reach and range of motion. The design of the Z-boom gives the units exceptional up and over positioning capability which ranges from 8.83 meters on the Z-80/60 unit to 23.01 meters on the Z-135/70 model. The XChassis expanding axle is an innovatively designed device used for extending and retracting axles in and out of stowed position. When the axle is stowed the width of the Z-135/70 model machinery is only 2.46 meters. For easier transport, the Z-80/60 has fixed width axles.