Spare the Ladder: Genie’s New Micro Scissor Lifts Can Put 2 Workers in the Air

Genie touts the new entrants to its lineup of micro scissor lifts as more versatile and productive alternatives to ladders and vertical mast lifts.

The new 14-foot-tall GS-1432m and 18-foot-tall GS-1932m models provide 500 pounds of platform capacity, able to handle two workers. At 32 inches wide, they can fit through a doorway or inside an elevator, and they have a zero-degree inside turning radius for working in tight spaces, inside or outside.  

The scissors are powered by an AC electric-drive motor, which Genie says reduces lifetime maintenance costs by 35%. With the Genie E-Drive motor, the lifts run 30% longer on a charge than traditional hydraulic-drive systems, the company says.

Genie GS-1432m Micro Scissor LiftGenie’s new GS-1432m micro scissor lift has an indoor and outdoor max platform height of 14 feet 1 inch.GenieThe lifts are designed for commercial construction, industrial and manufacturing maintenance, warehouse and data centers. They feature 25% gradeability and enough traction for loading and unloading.

The platform deck can be extended 2 feet, and the lifts have a stowed height of 6.5 feet.

At less than 2,000 pounds, the GS-1432m is 30% lighter than comparable standard-sized scissors, Genie says. Its max platform height of 14 feet 1 inch is rated for indoor and outdoor use.

The GS1932m has an indoor max platform height of 18 feet 2 inches and a max outdoor height of 17 feet. It weighs 2,600 pounds. Genie says it is capable of accessing jobsites that traditional 19-foot-tall scissors cannot.