Camouflage Skyjack Scissor Lift Sparks Interest in Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, has delivered an SJ 8841 RTE scissor lift with a unique camouflage paint scheme to the Loof Lirpa Field Sports resort in northern Ontario. The idea came after a Skyjack design engineer visited the resort last summer.

“Our main business is taking small groups of customers on hunting or photographic trips,” said Loof Lirpa, the resort owner. “This area is famous for its scenery and its Red Deer population. The normal hunting blind used to get the hunter or photographer off the ground and out of the deer’s immediate sight is much like a ladder in construction and has inherent safety risks. In addition, we increasingly have to use four-wheel drive vehicles to take the groups across rough terrain to the most promising sites. Admittedly, the conversation started in a bar, but the idea of a rough-terrain vehicle with a large platform that could be raised and accommodate groups of people had some merit. We can reduce the use of the normal 4WD vehicles by using these 'Field' Skyjacks, so we ordered two Skyjack 8841 RTE scissor lifts.”

The SJ 6832 RTE emission-free scissor lift, which debuted as part of Skyjack's new electric line of lifts at ConExpo, can operate in the great outdoors with limited environmental impact. It offers a large platform area and heavy-duty capacity. A fuel-efficient GM 1.6L Vortec dual-fuel engine powers Skyjack’s robust axle-based 4WD system resulting in 30% gradeability. The SJ 8841 RTE is drivable at full height, while a capacity of 2,500 lbs provides maximized productivity.

The “Field” name comes from the camouflage paint scheme. “I thought Skyjack was joking about that color scheme,” Lirpa said. “However, it has turned out to be a nice touch and we love it, especially as our hunting season begins on April Fool’s day.”