Skyjack introduces 70ft RT scissor
By Euan Youdale02 March 2021
Skyjack has introduced a 70ft (21.34m) working height rough terrain scissor lift.
The SJ9664 RT represents an enhancement of prototypes introduced last year, and was part of the manufacturer’s Skyworld product launch week, which took place at the end of February.
“Similar to our DC scissor lifts, we looked at what changes were mandated by standards, both ANSI in North America and Stage V in Europe, and dug a bit deeper to see how we could develop a whole new class for our customers,” explained Kristopher Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack. “Bringing a machine to the market with a working height of 70ft makes work at seven stories possible without jumping to a specialised class.”
The SJ9664 RT’s features include an axle-based four-wheel drive system, Skyjack’s Smartorque technology, a large workspace and impressive capacities.
Skyjack’s Smartorque enables the SJ9664 RT to use a smaller Tier 4 Final Kubota engine, while delivering the same on-site performance as higher powered units.
“With this optimised balance of engine horse power, torque, and hydraulic performance, we’ve created a cost-effective solution for emission regulations and controls,” Schmidt explained. “Other areas we’ve added value to our customers are through the commonality of parts across our other full-size RT scissors, impact-resistant control box, and increased leveling capability with better protected components.”
The SJ9664 RT also includes a reinforced scissor stack, simplified e-lowering, onboard diagnostic display, a self-centering scissor design, which supports the optional dual extension decks, and it is compatible with Skyjack’s Accessoryzers line, including pipe rack and material handling stand.
Like all Skyjack Next Generation products, the SJ9664 RT is supported by the manufacturer’s optional Elevate telematics solution. Using this solution, operators can see engine faults and other machine health metrics through the Elevate Live QR code system.