Skyjack Upgrades Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts

Skyjack Upgrades Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts

Skyjack has recently upgraded its telescopic and articulating boom lifts to deliver increased productivity for rental companies and users.

Most of the changes are on 40’ and 60’ units. Depending on the model, capacities are increasing to 1,000 lbs. and personnel capacity is rising to three people.

The nomenclature for these machines will feature a “+” to identify the increased machine capacity, differentiating the new machines from their previous models.

Along with the increased capacities and personnel ratings, the new + models will also feature control system changes that better align with ELEVATE, Skyjack’s telematics solution.

“We’ve gone one step further with these new booms,” said Corey Connolly, product manager at Skyjack. “Having a range with increased capacities together means that operators are able to more efficiently complete tasks across all kinds of applications. The SJ63 AJ+ now features a class leading capacity rating of 660/1000 lbs. – significantly greater than those offered by other manufacturers, with a three-person capability to full height.”

Adding dual capacities to the majority of booms was largely modeled after the success of the SJ85 AJ which has been received with much acclaim since its launch.

When adding the new features, Skyjack also made sure it maintained important features for which Skyjack is known:

EASYDRIVE direction sensing drive and steer controls regardless of turret position over chassis

AXLDRIVE, an axle-based drive system for excellent rough terrain traction

SKYCODED control system on all Skyjack boom lifts

SKYRISER, true vertical rise without drifting

SPEEDYREACH, the lowering of the fly boom to ground level for re-stocking without lowering the riser apply to the SJ63 and SJ85 Articulating booms.


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