Skyjack Powered Access Equipment Takes Wrigley Field Back in Time

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Chicago Cubs fans got a blast from the past this summer when the marquee at the Illinois baseball team’s home stadium was painted green and gold to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Benjamin Moore used three Skyjack machines to repaint the iconic marquee back its original green-and-gold colors when the sign was first installed in 1934.

Painters used two SJ 6832RT scissor lifts and a SJ 66T boom lift to reach the giant marquee as they painted it Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold.      

The two SJ 6832RTs have a raised platform height of 32 ft., allowing the painters to reach the massive sign. With a 56"x96" platform, a 60-in. turning radius, and 40% gradeability, painters were able to maneuver the SJ 6832 on the busy intersection of Clark and Addison streets. For added jobsite versatility the SJ6832 RT is drivable at full height with the roll-out deck fully extended.

The other Skyjack on site was an SJ 66T telescopic boom lift, which has a platform height of 66 ft., a horizontal reach of 57 ft., and weight capacity of 27,300 lbs. The boom’s 45-degree steering angle allowed the machine to maneuver around the marquee. The 66T also features a “Detroit Locker” type rear differential and limited slip front differential for terrainability on the uneven Chicago sidewalks.