Skyjack unveiling new machines at ConExpo

By Lindsey Anderson14 January 2014

Skyjack's SJ 63AJ

Skyjack's SJ 63AJ

Skyjack will unveil a new rough terrain scissor lift and updated Tier 4i telehandlers at ConExpo, March 4-8 in Las Vegas, the company has announced.

The new SJ6832 RTE electric rough-terrain scissor lift allows users to "easily switch between indoor and outdoor use while its emission-free operation makes it well-suited to projects, regions or countries where machinery pollution restrictions are in place," Skyjack said in a statement. To simplify operator and service training, the SJ6832 RTE was built on the same chassis as the existing diesel and dual fuel SJ6832 RT units. This decision allows those already familiar with the highly popular traditionally-powered SJ6832 RT lifts to experience a "seamless transition" to the electrically powered unit.

From the telehandler line, the updated ZB2044 will feature a Tier 4i engine. The maximum capacity 20,000-pound (9,072 kg) telehandler features a three-section boom and a maximum lifting height of 44 feet (13.67 m). The ZB2044 will be joined by the VR1056 telehandler, which is also now Tier 4i compliant. The VR1056 has a maximum payload of 10,000 pounds (4,540 kg) and a maximum lift height of 56 feet (17.14 m).

Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, said the company's booth was designed to highlight the breadth of Skyjack's product lines, while the machines themselves emphasized the focus on simplicity and reliability.

"As our product line grows, we want to use trade shows like ConExpo to demonstrate the wider offering we're able to support our customers with," Boehler said. "Of course we're showing some of our trademark scissor lifts, and then we've got some interesting machines from our articulating and straight boom lines, plus the vertical lifts and our popular telehandlers. Our focus remains on making the most reliable products that are the simplest to operate and maintain. We're also highlighting our refurbishment services that offer even longer working lives to Skyjack products, plus showcasing some stories of decades-old Skyjack scissor lifts that we discovered during our Quest 2013 contest last year."

The telescopic booms the company is showing include the SJ45T, that has a capacity of 500 pounds (227 kg) and a platform height of 45 feet (13.8 m); and the SJ66T, that has a platform height of 66 feet (20.1 m). Both these telescopic boom lifts will be Tier IV Final complaint and feature Skyjack's exclusive axle-based 4WD system for superior performance on rough terrain.

Additional Skyjack products include the SJ46 AJ and SJ63 AJ articulating booms which offer a platform height of 46 feet (14.1 m) and of 63 feet (19.38 m), respectively. Both machines are equipped with an axle-based 4WD for superior traction and a rear-axle hydraulic differential lock/unlock switch, allowing the operator to lock the rear differential on rough terrain or unlock it to make tight turns without leaving tire marks on tarmac or concrete surfaces.


Both the SJ 12 and SJ 16 vertical mast lifts will also be on display. Rounding out the company's product line-up are the DC electric scissor lifts SJIII3219, SJIII 4626 and SJIII 4632, each of which are electrically powered, quiet with zero emissions and able to work in the tightest of spaces which has helped make these the world's top-selling aerial work platforms.

Lastly, a reconditioned SJ7127 RT rough terrain scissor lift originally built in 2005 will be split 50/50 showing original versus reconditioned state, providing visitors a vivid example of how Skyjack's rebuilding program can "breathe new life into older machines."

Skyjack's reconditioning program for older machines includes inspection of all welds, a new paint and decal package, and replacement of all assorted filters, belts, pins, bushings and other engine parts to assure that each machine is restored to original OEM standards before it is returned with a reconditioned warranty.

Skyjack will also proudly share and exhibit its new Apple and Android-based app that allows customers to choose the right Skyjack product for their particular application, together will full specification and product feature information.

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