Skyjack celebrates 30 years, shows new boom

By Lindsey Anderson24 February 2015

Skyjack's new boom will be shown for the first time at The Rental Show 2015.

Skyjack's new boom will be shown for the first time at The Rental Show 2015.

With a marching band as an introduction, Skyjack used The Rental Show, Feb. 22-25 in New Orleans, to unveil its SJ86 T telescopic boom and a charitable campaign marking its 30th business anniversary.

“Our customers have asked us for a boom with higher capacity and greater reach. We listened and now we are really excited the machine is available on the market for them to use,” said Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack.

The new SJ86 T helps meet increasing customer demand in the rental industry with its higher capacity and greater reach. Two models are available in North America: a telescopic-only model with a platform height of 82 feet and a model with a jib, featuring a platform height of 86 feet.

  • The SJ82 T telescopic boom without jib features a working height of 88 feet and horizontal outreach of 72 feet, 6 inches.
  • The SJ86 T telescopic boom with jib features a working height of 92 feet and horizontal outreach of 76 feet, 10 inches. The jib has a range of motion from +65 degrees to -60 degree and features optimized designs that improve its strength.

30 FOR 30

As part of its 30th year in business, Skyjack launched 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS, a charitable campaign where the company is searching for 30 worthwhile projects, spread across the world, that would benefit from the use of a Skyjack machine or, potentially, some other kind of support such as parts supplies or repairs. These machines plus the assistance would be supplied through Skyjack customers, with Skyjack covering the costs of up to $2,500 per project.

“We are grateful that our customers, communities and the industry have supported us consistently, allowing us to get where we are today—one of the world’s leading suppliers of access equipment,” Boehler said. “As such, we want to use the occasion to give something back. And the best way we can think to do this is via the company, the products and, most important, the customers that mean so much to us.”

The company also showcased its range of scissors, vertical mast machines and more. See the March/April issue of ALH for all the details.

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