Genie, Redmond, Wash., a Terex Brand, is recalling certain aerial lifts. The company has found that weld debris in the boom tubes could lead to premature and excessive wear of the upper wear pads. This excessive wear can lead to potential damage to the boom tubes and could cause the platform to drop.
Affected models and serial numbers include:
1. SX15015H-101 to 161
2. SX15016H-162 to 228
3. SX150H-500 to 501
1. SX18014-101 to 196
2. SX18015-197 to 313
3. SX18016-314 to 317
4. SX18016H-318 to 360
5. SX180H-600 to 602
Those with impacted machines should order a kit to replace the wear pads. Learn more about the recall and find how to order the kit.
The affected machines may remain in service until this safety notice is completed, provided that inspection for wear pads is included as part of the pre-operation inspections outlined in the machine’s operator’s manual.
Company statement: Genie takes issues like this very seriously and has been proactively working with the customers directly impacted by this issue. Genie has updated its manufacturing processes to resolve the issue with new machines in production, as well as have developed a kit to update affected machines in the field.