Photo Hunt Contest: Skyjack Scissor Lift Answers Revealed | Powered Access

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Two weeks ago, Lift and Access and Skyjack teamed up for a fun contest to get readers to spot the differences in a photo of a scissor lift. If you guessed that the scissor lift was an older unit that was painted in up-to-date Skyjack colors, you were right!

The unit is a Skyjack SJII 4626 originally manufactured in 1995. The differences in this unit are the nomenclature, an older warning plate, no lanyard tie-downs on the kick plate, no pothole protection, a single pin brake, fat tires, and a two-step ladder. The chain is also missing from the photo, although it is part of the original machine design.

Equipment sales company American Aerials took the unit in as a trade machine from an independent aerial rental fleet in Wisconsin. According to Harald Krause of American Aerials, the 1995 scissor lift had newer batteries and was in good operating condition when the machine was purchased.

“The unit was either maintained correctly all along or it had a rebuild,” Krause said. While the company, which buys and sells used aerial lifts, telehandlers, and carry-deck cranes, occasionally comes across older machines, typical units purchased are between five and nine years old.

After buying the SJII4626, TNT Stack Equipment, Hartford, Wis., painted the scissor lift and added new decals. The machine was then sold to an industrial company in the Midwest, where it will continue operating in a warehouse.

Do you have a scissor lift in your fleet older than this 1995 model? Skyjack is on the search for the oldest working scissor lift. The owner of the oldest working machine will receive a brand new aerial work platform as a replacement. Take part in Quest 2013 by registering your machine online by Dec. 31, 2013.