Giving a lift to Darwin's hire equipment

Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Officially launched and commemorated with plaque in November 2014 by the Hon Minister John Elferink MLA, Northern Territory Attorney-General, Darwin, hire equipment firm Top End Access has taken delivery of a Genie SX-180, a self-propelled boom lift capable of telescoping to 56.7 m working height. The boom lift is now available for hire and is said to be the first Genie SX-180 boom lift to be ordered by and delivered to an Australian company.

The Genie SX-180 is the highest reaching boom lift made by the Seattle-based Terex Aerial Work Platform. It has been under development for a number of years, and in mid-2014 became a reality.

Terex Aerial Work Platform Sales Manager Michael Scott said, “This is a landmark moment for Genie in Australia, for Top End Access and for the Australian equipment hire industry in general. Now, users will be able to go higher than ever before using a self-propelled boom lift.

“The Genie SX-180 boom lift is ideally suited for a huge range of industries - construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries and large utilities. It also has a wide working envelope giving it unique versatility.”

Top End Access General Manager Geoff Guy said, “The Genie SX-180 boom lift fits in perfectly with Top End Access’s motto of ‘Get Higher, Safer, Sooner’. With its unique features, it will enable users to do just that. And to get some idea of how high it can go, its reach is around the same height as Northern Territory House.

“We expect the SX-180 boom lift to be utilised quite vigorously by local mining and construction operations, but its use is not limited to just those two sectors. Our SX-180 boom lift is now ready for hire, and we anticipate interest from many areas - where getting safe access to great heights is required,” Guy said.

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