Skyjack Launches New Line of Telehandlers

Skyjack has launched a new range of telehandlers. Designated as the TH series, the four telehandlers will replace the existing VR telehandler series.

The four new models in the new TH series include: the 6,000-lb. capacity SJ643 TH, 8,000-lb. capacity SJ843 TH, and the 10,000-lb. capacity SJ1044 TH and SJ1056 TH. The last two digits represent the maximum lifting height in feet.

While implementing Tier 4 final engines, Skyjack took the opportunity to completely reassess its telehandler design. Compared with older models, the TH range offers simpler rear-axle stabilization, hydraulic systems, outriggers, controls, engine servicing, electronics, and option packages.

The new TH series comes with 74-hp Deutz engines as standard and 107-hp Deutz engines as options on the SJ1044 TH and SJ1056 TH. The TCD 2.9L 74-hp engine provides 221 lb/ft of torque and 18,000 lbs. of tractive effort on the SJ643 TH and SJ843 TH, while the 74-hp TCD 3.6L provides 287 lb/ft of torque and 20,000 lbs. of tractive effort (an increase of 5% over the 110-hp VR1056E) on the SJ1044 TH and SJ1056 TH.

According to Barry Greenaway, Skyjack’s product manager, the Tier 4F-compliant TH range is engineered to require no diesel particulate filter (DPF), no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and no other active exhaust after-treatment. By using improved gearing, high torque engines and a simplified, high efficiency hydraulics package, Skyjack designed the TH series to employ 74-hp engines while delivering the same on-site job performance as higher power units.

“For example, fully loaded potential gradeabilities on the SJ1056 TH is 50%, while on the SJ843 TH it’s 63%, all with 74 hp” said Greenaway. “No increase in hydraulic function times, means that the SJ TH range delivers all the jobsite functionality expected of a rough-terrain telehandler with a minimal tradeoff in third-gear travel performance on 10,000-lb. models. Those with a need for speed can select the optional 107-hp power plant for the SJ1044 TH and SJ1056 TH, which uses only a DEF after-treatment system with no DPF requirement.”

TH Series telehandlers include the Skyjack Gold Leaf Warranty as standard, which applies for 24 months or 3,000 hours.