Skyjack’s New SJ20: Higher for longer

Skyjack’s New SJ20: Higher for longer

Skyjack built on the success of its unique vertical mast range and has introduced the all new SJ20. With a 20ft platform height, full electric drive, and an optional wind rating, the SJ20 offers a compelling ROI for rental companies.

The SJ20 lift features proportional lift and drive controls with full electric drive, the latter in response to the growing demand for vertical masts with increased duty cycle expectations. The higher height also meant a new 5-section mast design with a closed multistage cylinder.

The SJ20’s consistent torque provides up to 25% gradeability and boasts a 350lbs (159kg) platform capacity. Its compact size has been achieved without compromising the work area. It holds a GVW of 2,440lbs (1,170kg), meaning low ground pressure, making this product ideal for standard elevator and mezzanine applications.

Similar to Skyjack’s Next Generation DC scissor lifts, the SJ20 features an onboard diagnostic system. By providing operators or service technicians with real-time faults in plain language, the industry leader has eliminated the need for plug-in calibration for day-to-day troubleshooting.

While designing the SJ20, the industry leader kept customer demands in mind, specifically the demand for both indoor and outdoor applications. With an optional wind rating for one person up to 13ft (3.96m), increases the application possibilities and increases the rate of return for rental companies.

The new SJ20 mast design minimizes site debris, buildup, damage to components, and is free from any chains, sheaves, or bushings, which reduces maintenance. Skyjack’s existing SJ12 and SJ16 keep the mast to the rear of the control position and the SJ20 is no exception. Other commonalities with its smaller counterparts include:

  • A traversing deck providing up to 16 inches of up-and-over capability
  • Easy-access maintenance hatch, with unrestricted access to all major components including batteries
  • Improved ground clearance for pothole protection without components to maintain or potentially snag on cords or debris

Skyjack announced earlier this year that changes were coming to its product line with cost of ownership in mind and the SJ20 vertical mast meets that promise.


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