European debuts for Skyjack
By Euan Youdale13 September 2021
Skyjack displayed a range of models at this year’s Platformers’ Days in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the end of last week. Among them were the SJ3014 micro scissor and the SJ9664 RT that were unveiled for the first time in Europe.
The company showcased a combination of new models and longstanding products like the SJ16 vertical mast lift, with a 6.75m working height and compact dimensions; the SJ3215, designed for easy manoeuvrability; and the SJ4720 DC electric scissor lift with a working height of 7.94m, 590kg capacity and rated for three people. With crossover symmetrical four-wheel drive and industry-leading gradeability, of up to 50%, customers also got to see the SJ6832 RT.
Earlier this year, Skyjack hosted its first virtual tradeshow in response to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Using customer feedback and job site data, Skyjack took time throughout the pandemic to optimise its products. With a 6.4m working height, the new SJ3014 micro scissor has a quiet and swift electric drive and low floor load ratings enabling it to easily access tight spaces. It comes with 25% gradeability, proportional drive and lift controls, and limited maintenance on wheel motors. The micro fits in confined workspaces and on most standard elevators.
With growing urbanisation and a demand to reach higher platforms, Skyjack said it introduced its largest rough terrain scissor lift to date, the SJ9664 RT. It makes work at seven stories possible without asking customers to jump to a specialized class. Using an axle-based four-wheel drive system and Smartorque technology, the SJ9664 RT offers an optimized balance of engine horsepower, torque, and hydraulic performance, creating a cost-effective solution for emission regulations and controls.
The SJ9664 RT uses a smaller Tier 4 Final Kubota engine, while delivering the same on-site performance as higher-powered units. It also includes features like a reinforced scissor stack that promotes increased rigidity, simplified e-lowering, and an on-board diagnostic display.