Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division has updated a number of design features on its TH Series telehandlers. The new changes are a direct result of customer and operator feedback, and will be rolling into rental yards in Q3 2021.
“While we’ve made one-off changes to our TH Series throughout the years, these are the first significant design changes that we have done since launching,” says Kurt Atchison, director of product management at Skyjack. “We have increased the return on our customer’s investment by improving reliability and serviceability.”
- Tilt compensation cylinder configuration has been updated to utilize a dual cylinder setup to better distribute the load and improve reliability,
- High-pressure filter has been added to the hydraulic system to compliment the oil return filter and further reduce the risk of contamination,
- Main boom pivot bearings have been updated to greaseless bearings, removing the need for end users to grease and maintain on jobsites,
- Steel engine cowling are highly durable for better on-site protection, while also requiring less repairs.
“By incorporating greaseless bearings and a high-pressure filter, we’ve reduced the amount of maintenance required by end users,” Atchison says. “These changes have a direct and positive impact on our customers’ overall cost of ownership as they increase the longevity of the equipment.”
The TH Series will continue to employ features that Skyjack telehandlers are known for like SMARTORQUE technology, which is engineered to require no DPF, no DEF, and no active exhaust aftertreatment; FLEXCAB design so operators can easily transition from open to enclosed cabs; yoke-mounted lifting READYHOOK; and the Rear Axle Stabilization (RAS) system, which increases stability and provides jobsite flexibility with three-mode operation.