Genies take on Swiss landfill

Felbermayr - Genie Expanding the Tambrig landfill in Oberfelden, Switzerland, before winter was a complex project with a tight deadline.

At the end of last year, the Tambrig landfill site in Oberfelden, Switzerland, underwent an expansion to include a new processing hall that offers protection from precipitation, as well as space for separating delivered material.

Three Genie boom lifts were on site for several months during the construction, which occurred on the site of the former Tambrig gravel pit, to facilitate the work.

Bau-Trans Ag in Liechtenstein, a part of the Felbermayr Group, provided a Genie SX-105 XC telescopic boom lift, an S-85 XC telescopic boom lift, and a hybrid Z-60 FE articulating boom lift between June and November 2023 to perform a variety of work at height, including assembly work.

Winter deadline 

Felbermayr - Genie A Genie SX-105 XC played a crucial role in the project.

“The project had to be finalized before the winter set-in, therefore we needed the most reliable machines,” said Roger Beck, Rental Manager for mobile cranes, special and heavy transport, forklifts and aerial work platforms of Bau-Trans AG. “Downtime can have a very significant negative impact on any project, but particularly one with a tight timeline, which is why it was so important to us to provide high-quality and reliable equipment.”

The hybrid Z-60 FE boom was used primarily to help with assembly of external walls up to its maximum working height of 20.16m. A 1.52m articulating jib with 135° of vertical rotation helped operators accurately position themselves for work, while full-time active oscillating axles and 4WD helped maintain traction on rough terrain.

The Genie boom’s articulating jib made got into the job site’s confined spaces.

Like all Genie FE hybrid boom lifts, the Z-60 FE can work an entire, standard work day on a single charge or a full, standard work week on a single tank of fuel. Genie’s FE technology also eliminates downtime by allowing operators to operate the machine even if the battery is flat, and by charging the battery while the lift is operating in hybrid mode.

The two higher-reaching, heavy-lifting Xtra Capacity boom lifts provided the capacity needed to take multiple operators and their materials to height. Both the SX-105 XC and the S-85 XC boast an unrestricted capacity of 300kg and a restricted capacity of 454kg.

With a max working height of 34m and a 1.52m articulating jib, the SX-105 XC is frequently used for work like bridge inspections and maintenance, in stadiums and sports arenas, and in oil and gas, industrial and utility applications.

The S-85 XC, which has a max working height of 27.91m and a 1.52m articulating jib, is popular with general construction and industrial jobs thanks to its reach and lifting capacity.


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