New range of full size rough terrain scissor lifts
With a working height of 59ft (17.98m), Skyjack has released its largest scissor lift to date, the SJ9253 RT, the first model in the new full size rough terrain range.
Replacing its existing 88” and 92” models, the new range consists of the SJ9233, SJ9243, SJ9253, and SJ9263 RT.
“The decision to move forward with a new larger rough terrain range is twofold; improve the specifications and performance of our existing models while also mitigating the cost impact of the new ANSI/CSA standards,” Corey Connolly, Product Manager at Skyjack said. “We’ve enhanced our full size models, but kept Skyjack’s philosophy of simple reliability in the design. Features like our AxlDrive four-wheel drive system and easily accessible service components are still standard in our new rough terrain models,” Corey said.
Skyjack also has plans for an even larger rough terrain scissor lift that would make work at six stories possible, increasing the number of applications where these machines could be used. The SJ9263 RT with a working height of 69ft (21.03m) is in its final design phase and is targeted for launch in Q4 2019, Corey said.
“Similar to what we did with our DC scissor lifts, we looked at what changes needed to happen to meet ANSI compliance, and dug further to see how we can make these more beneficial for our customers,” Corey said.
“We’re increasing the number of job sites these machines can be used on, while also lowering our customers’ overall cost of ownership.”
These models boast increased working heights, increased capacities, faster function speeds, with market’s largest work platform across the range. The new models also feature an enhanced control system maintaining Skyjack’s proven colour coded and numbered wiring system, while further improving the ease of troubleshooting and integration with our Elevate telematics solution, Corey said.
“A key improvement to this range is Skyjack’s SmarTorque technology, which provides the machines with excellent torque and hydraulic performance, but with less engine horsepower,” Barry Greenaway, Product Manager at Skyjack said.
“This system has been used on our TH series since 2015 and the fact it doesn’t require diesel particulate filter (DEF), diesel exhaust (DEF) and no other active exhaust after treatment is extremely beneficial to rental companies.”