Skyjacks in historic makeover

By Euan Youdale25 September 2015

Skyjacks repaint Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field stadium.

Skyjacks repaint Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field stadium.

Fans of USA baseball team Chicago Cubs got a blast from the past when the marquee at the Illinois baseball team’s home stadium was painted green and gold to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Benjamin Moore, the official paint of Wrigley Field, used the SJ6832 RT rough terrain scissor lifts and SJ66 T telescopic boom lift to reach the giant marquee as they painted it to replicate the original look of 1934, when the sign was installed.

Two SJ6832 RTs, with working heights of 11.58 m, made it easy for the painters to reach the massive sign. Located on a busy intersection, the painters to maneuvered the scissor using its 1.5 m turning radius. For added jobsite versatility the SJ6832 RT is drivable at full height with the rollout deck fully.

The other Skyjack on site was the SJ66 T, which has a working height of 21.95 m, a horizontal reach of 17.37 m and weight capacity of 227 kg. The SJ66 T also features a "Detroit Locker" type rear differential and limited slip front differential, allowing for superior terrainability on the uneven Chicago sidewalks.

Located in the heart of Chicago, Wrigley Field is the oldest National League ballpark and the second oldest active major league ballpark after Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The 80-year-old marquee was repainted back to red after the anniversary celebration.

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