Skyjack Makes a Splash with New Products

The Rental Show marked the first event in which Skyjack Inc., Guelph, Ontario, displayed its new 66-foot boom lift and 12,000-pound capacity telehandler.

Key specs of the SJ66T jib-equipped boom lift include a 57-foot horizontal outreach, 360 continuous rotation, 170 platform rotation, 50-percent gradeability, 47-inch tailswing, 45 axle steer, and a 199-inch outside turning radius. While the smaller 40-foot boom lifts have an internal counterweight, the 60-foot models have external and internal counterweights in order to preserve service space.

The boom is three sections, and a heavy-duty polymer cat track cover running alongside the boom helps keep the track from getting off-line and protects it from failure. The extension cylinder can be pulled out as an assembly, so the boom never has to be taken apart to get to it. With the extension cylinder weighing only 700 pounds, a forklift and sling are the only equipment required to remove it.

A 65-hp, four-cylinder Deutz diesel engine powers the unit. Maximum travel speed is 4.5 mph, and the SJ66T can be driven at full height. Weighing 27,300 pounds, the SJ66T measures 8'0”(W) x 33'11”(L) x 8'5”(H) when stowed.

Sharing common design traits with Skyjack's 40-foot boom lift, the 60-foot models also feature heavy-duty “Detroit Locker” type locking rear differential and limited slip front differential axles from Dana, swing-up fiberglass cowlings, an oscillating axle, a modular platform railing system, relay-based controls with color-coded wiring, and directional sensing drive and steer controls.

Shipping for the SJ61T and SJ66T is expected to begin at the end of May.

Zoom Boom ZB12032
The 12,000-pound capacity Zoom Boom ZB12032 telehandler features a two-section, 32-foot boom and a pipe grappler specifically for moving pipes and poles. Note that the grappler derates the machine to 10,000 pounds of capacity. The soon-to-be-released 12,000-pound, 44-foot ZB12044 will be produced for the rental market.

Powered by a 110-hp Tier 3-compliant Cummins engine, the ZB12032 features a Dana T20000 Series transmission and Dana 213 axles. Standard tires are 15x25 16-ply.

Dave Bristow, vice president of sales and marketing, said the 12,000-pound capacity machines were designed to fill out the Zoom Boom product line and are another option for contractors who don't require a full-size 20,000-pound telehandler. Bristow also noted the 6,000-, 8,000-, and 10,000-pound capacity Zoom Boom telehandlers will be Tier 3-compliant by mid-year.


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