100% electric Genie Z-60/37DC booms prove their worth in Dubai
Open to the public since 2016, with its three theme parks plus a water park, the grand entrance plaza, and a Polynesian-themed family resort, all covering an area of more than 325, 000 m2 (3.5-million sq ft), Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) is the largest leisure destination in the Middle East.
Due to the nature of its activity, behind the scenes this implies the need for equipment capable of performing a wide variety of working at height tasks, at the same time, respecting the environment for their maintenance, demanding solutions that are safe, powerful and productive. Seeking a solution adapted to its needs, three years ago, Al Masaood Trucks and Equipment, one of the resort’s key equipment providers, turned to Al Mahroos, Authorized Genie Distributors in Dubai. Their recommendation: the Genie® Z®-60/37DC boom lift – three units of which has been giving their owners full satisfaction for the past two and a half years.
“From general maintenance, to servicing rides and installing decor and lighting for shows, the Genie Z-60/37 DC boom lift is an extremely versatile and productive access solution. It has proved to be a better adapted and more cost-efficient alternative than using several diesel and electric-powered machines to do the job,” says Mr. Nishad Abdulla, Assistant Manager, Transport, Dubai Parks and Resorts. He continues: “Its narrow footprint, 4WD drive capabilities and all-terrain, non-marking tyres are ideal for work outdoors on rough ground or indoors on fragile surfaces where space is limited. In addition, being open to the public, quiet, emissions-free operation is an absolute ‘must have’ that means that we can operate them at any time without disturbing our visitors. For us, this model definitely ticks all the right boxes.”
For John Mathew, Manager, M. H. Al Mahroos Trading Est.: “Representing Genie in the UAE, we are proud to see machines that we have sold being used in iconic locations like DPR. He continues: “Our experience with DPR has been great from the time of negotiations to date. As an authorized Genie service provider in the UAE, we conduct scheduled visits based on maintenance contracts to ensure that equipment is kept in prime condition at all times. Since the machines have been in operation, we haven’t experienced a hitch.”
Genie-Terex Territory Sales Manager Johan Gericke says: “Genie is committed to providing the best access solutions in the market and our collaboration with M. H. Al Mahroos Trading Est. has strengthened this stance. This includes delivering quality products, as well as seeing that our customers are backed by tailored maintenance solutions to ensure that they get the best out of their machines.”
But this is not all. “Our machines have been used for indoor and outdoor maintenance on various areas of DPR, among which Bollywood Park, Riverland and Legoland. Their compact footprint has also come in very handy for tasks such as fixing stages for shows, installing lighting and filming equipment, or outdoors for the maintenance of rides,” adds Mr. Gericke.