Skyjack donates telehandler for family event

By Lindsey Anderson05 July 2016

Skyjack recently donated a telehandler for the Touch a Truck event in Arizona. The event encourages

Skyjack recently donated a telehandler for the Touch a Truck event in Arizona. The event encourages families and people to come and check out equipment and commercial vehicles.

Skyjack continues its 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign, most recently donating a telehandler for use in Arizona at City of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Touch a Truck event.

“Thanks to Skyjack's participation, this was the first year the Touch a Truck event featured lift equipment,” said April Nelson, recreation programmer at The City of Glendale Parks and Recreation. “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the event each year and are grateful for Skyjack’s participation doing just that.”

The 13th annual Touch a Truck event attracted 7,000 attendees and showcased more than 60 pieces of equipment from 35 exhibitors. Held at Westgate Entertainment Center in Glendale, the event featured exhibits and activities with both industrial and commercial vehicles and equipment. Participants were able to touch the vehicles, interact with drivers and operators and even explore the inside of the various large vehicles.

Skyjack donated a VR642E telehandler for the event.

“This community event that encourages families to get outside and get firsthand information on construction, industrial and emergency equipment, was a fun and educational event,” said Dave Lillquist of Skyjack. “It fits perfectly with our 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign, which gives back and supports the communities that have helped Skyjack grow successfully over the past 30 years."

Families and guests were encouraged to explore the telehandler, with long lines of children awaiting their turn to sit in the 8-foot, 6 inch-wide telehandler. Skyjack also gave away metal key chains of the VR642E telehandler.

The VR642E telehandler used at the event was recently sold to Ross Equipment Rentals, a rental partner of Skyjack. Ross Equipment Rentals has three Arizona area locations: Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott. The company also recently purchased a SJ843 TH telehandler from Skyjack's new TH-series telehandler range, which replaces the VR series to offer Tier IV Final telehandlers without the cost and complexity increase that normally accompanies a tier engine change.

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