Linamar Corporation's Skyjack Division showcased machines from its full line of equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas. Among the products highlighted at the Skyjack booth were the new electric rough-terrain scissor lift plus the VR1056 and ZB2044 telehandlers fitted with Tier IV Interim engines. In addition, Tier IV Final telescopic booms were on display as well.
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 emphasize 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. 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.”
In product terms, one of the highlights for Skyjack at CONEXPO was the new SJ6832 RTE electric rough- terrain scissor lift. The machine 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. 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 new Tier IV Interim compliant ZB2044 took center stage. The machine has a maximum capacity of 20,000 Ibs (9,072 kg) and a three-section boom, giving a maximum lift height of 44 ft (13.67 m). This was joined by the VR1056 telehandler, also now Tier IV Interim compliant, which has a maximum payload of 10,000 lbs (4,540 kg) and a maximum lift height of 56 ft (17.14 m). The telescopic booms Skyjack displayed included the SJ45T, that has a capacity of 500 lbs (227 kg) and a platform height of 45 ft (13.8 m); and the SJ66T, that has a platform height of 66 ft (20.1 m) and boasts the tightest turning radius in the industry. 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 at the show included the SJ46 AJ and SJ63 AJ articulating booms, which offer platform heights of 46 ft (14.1 m) and of 63 ft (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 SJ12 and SJ16 vertical mast lifts were on display. Their lightweight design provides low ground pressure and floor loading, a zero-degree inside turning radius and a traversing platform for added reach.
Rounding out the company’s product line-up are the DC electric scissor lifts SJIII3219, SJIII4626 andSJIII4632, they are all electrically powered, quiet with zero emissions and able to work in the tightest of spaces — making these the world’s top-selling aerial work platforms.
Skyjack also caught the eye of visitors with a reconditioned SJ7127 RT originally built in 2005. The rough terrain scissor lift was split 50/50 to showcase the original versus reconditioned state and offered visitors a vivid example of how Skyjack’s rebuilding program can breathe new life into older machines. Skyjack’s extensive reconditioning program for older machines includes: expert inspection of all welds; a new paint and decal package; and replacement of all assorted filters, belts, pins, bushings and other engine parts. This process assures that each machine is restored to original OEM standards before it is returned with a reconditioned warranty. Skyjack also shared and exhibited its new Apple and Android-based “App” that allows customers to choose the right Skyjack product for their particular application, and to see full specification and product feature information.
The full list of Skyjack products at CONEXPO 2014 is:
• SJ 12, Vertical Mast Lift
• SJ 16, Vertical Mast Lift
• SJIII 3219, Compact DC Electric Scissor
• SJIII 4626, Conventional DC Electric Scissor
• SJIII 4632, Conventional DC Electric Scissor
• VR 1056, Telehandler
• ZB 2044, Telehandler
• SJ45T, Telescopic Boom Lift
• SJ66T, Telescopic Boom Lift
• SJ63 AJ, Articulating Boom Lift
• SJ46 AJ, Articulating Boom Lift
• SJ6826 RT, Compact Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
• SJ7135 RT, Mid-size Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
• SJ8841 RT, Full Size Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
• SJ9250 RT, Full Size Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
• SJ6832 RTE, Electric Rough-Terrain Scissor Lift