Skyjack Lifts Play Part in Try for Guiness Record | Industry News


Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division joined Vitality Fitness Studio, a personal training studio in Guelph, Ontario, to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest group circuit workout on Oct. 3, 2015.

Although the day was one of the coldest of the year, reaching 45° F, more than 500 people gathered in Centennial Park and participated in the large circuit workout led by personal trainers from Vitality Fitness Studio as part of Guelph's free fitness day, which also included vendors, games, a live DJ, dancing, and a strongman contest.

“Even though people were dressed in full winter gear, it was a great event and we had a lot of fun,” said Taylor Beech, chief motivational officer at Vitality Fitness Studio. “The Guinness World Record attempt would not have been possible without the donation of the two lifts from Skyjack.”

Skyjack donated the two SJ8841 RT rough-terrain scissor lifts to help capture aerial footage that Guinness requires for verification. The Skyjack rough terrains were used because of their stability as a camera platform and they provided the height necessary to record all of the people.

“The Skyjack machines seemed to be able to go anywhere on the site and made a great photo platform. We wouldn't have been able to attempt the Guinness World Record without the capabilities and sturdiness of the Skyjacks,” Beech said.

The two Skyjack scissor lifts spent the day recording the workout event for Guinness World Records. The lifts were able to capture the entire crowd with a maximum work height of 47 ft. (14.32 m).

Drivable at full height, the SJ8841 RT have AXLDRIVE, an axle-based four-wheel-drive system and a 'Detroit locker' type rear differential that provides exceptional traction. The axle-based drive system provides 30% gradability and offers outstanding terrain capability.

The two lifts were loaned to Vitality Fitness Studio through Skyjack's 30th anniversary campaign, 30 FOR 30 Partners. The campaign's goal is to give back to the communities that have supported Skyjack for the past 30 years. Skyjack machines have been loaned to nonprofit organizations all over the world.

“Skyjack's 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS program has led to some exciting applications, such as restoring Laughton Place – a historic site in East Sussex, England – and building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Birmingham, Alabama,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at Skyjack. “We were very excited to help a cause in our own back yard. The Fitness Day was a great event to promote a healthy community and it was exciting to have Skyjack machines be part of a Guinness World Records attempt.”