Skyjack Launches Electric RT Scissor Lift at ConExpo

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Skyjack has added the SJ6832E RTE electric rough-terrain scissor lift to its product line. The machine has four-wheel drive, 45% gradeability, and 16-hp AC brushless electric motor as standard design. To simplify operator and service training, the SJ6832 RTE was built on the same chassis as the existing diesel and dual fuel 68RT units. "The learning curve is pretty much nil for this machine," said Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack. 

Maintenance costs and time are also reduced with the RTE due to the elimination of servicing air filters, fuel filters, oil filters, oil changes, belts, and coolants. Almost all non power-plant related parts are common with the internal combustion 6832RTs. The standard Skyjack color-coded and numbered wiring system, along with full access to all serviceable components and a tilt-out hydraulic manifold adds to the ease of user maintenance for the SJ6832 RTE.

Foam-filled non-marking tires, near-zero noise levels, zero emissions, and a tight turning radius make the transition from outdoor to indoor jobs easy. The SJ6832 RTE also includes Skyjack's relay driven controls. Combined with the standard colored and numbered wiring system, this allows service technicians to diagnose control system faults and rectify the problem with common automotive style relays that are readily available. The RTE is also equipped with optional auto-leveling outriggers to allow elevating on uneven grades and can be fitted with a range-extending external generator to recharge the batteries in the field.

The range-extending gasoline-powered genset option adds versatility to the SJ6832 RTE, allowing it to be reliably used at green field construction sites with no AC power, or when multiple shifts do not allow sufficient downtime to complete a standard charging cycle. The generator can either be manually controlled from the platform or set to come on automatically at 50% battery capacity. Mounted on a rotating and tilting table, the generator option packaging allows for easy oil, filter and spark plug changes, all without removing it from the machine.