Skyjack 63-Foot Articulating Lift Now in Production | Daily Construction News

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Skyjack reports that the SJ 63AJ rough-terrain articulating boom lift has entered into production on schedule. Production units will be on display at The Rental Show and Bauma.

 

Skyjack’s SJ 63AJ’s platform height of 63’7” is paired with up-and-over clearance of 27’2” and an 40-ft. horizontal reach. An innovative open-center knuckle riser design allows the SJ 63AJ to achieve a productive working envelope while maintaining a low overall stowed height, as well as below-ground reach. The boom geometry allows the operator to position the unit at full height, then using only the single main boom control function, the operator can lower the platform to ground level to restock on material or supplies and return to full height. This telescopic lift functionality adds to the versatility and productivity of Skyjack’s SJ 63AJ articulating lift.

 

Key to the design of the 63 AJ was a base weight of 21,200 lbs, allowing 2 machines to be shipped on a standard 53’ flatbed even with some of the typical options ordered such as foam filled tires and welder ready package, saving time and money with respect to logistics.

 

Similar to Skyjack’s current articulating lift and telescopic boom lift models, the SJ 63AJ can be powered by either a dual fuel or diesel engine and shares common powertrain, hydraulic and electrical components for increased serviceability across fleets. A robust Dana axle based true 4WD drive system gives the SJ 63AJ unmatched traction and terrainability, while the unique operator controlled rear differential lock, first introduced on the SJ 46AJ is also standard. The boom also features the popular and innovative direction sensing drive and steer controls which ensures the controls are always in the orientation of the operator, regardless of turret position in relation to the chassis.


Consistent with Skyjack’s proven design philosophies, the new SJ 63AJ is designed with serviceability in mind. It utilizes a relay based control system coupled with Skyjack’s standard color coded and numbered wiring system. With a variety of attachments, accessories and tire options, and backed by Skyjack’s 2 year warranty, the new SJ 63AJ is well positioned to meet the needs and demands of the most challenging job sites.