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Tilt Switch Locations

09/20/2019
Skyjack Vertical Mast Lifts, Compact and Conventional Electric Scissor Lifts, and Boom Lifts are equipped with a Tilt Switch as standard equipment.
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Tilt Switch Locations
Skyjack Vertical Mast Lifts, Compact and Conventional Electric Scissor Lifts, and Boom Lifts are equipped with a Tilt Switch as standard equipment. Use the information below to locate the Tilt Switch on the equipment listed.
Vertical Mast - Tilt Switch For Vertical Mast Lifts – SJ12 and SJ16 models, the Tilt Switch is located on a bracket at the base of the unit between the battery pack and the steer cylinder.
SJIII - Tilt Switch For SJIII Compact and Conventional models, the Tilt Switch is located on the base frame to the right of the base control panel.
Boom - Tilt Switch For Boom models, the Tilt Switch is mounted inside the base control console.
Check the parts manual for your model of vertical mast, scissor, or boom lift to identify the correct Tilt Switch part number, as well as where it’s mounted on the machine. Please consult the manuals online at www.skyjack.com, or contact product support at +61 (0) 2 9854 0700 if you have any questions.

MODULAR KEY SWITCHES

07/11/2018
It's important to use the correct switch blocks and key operator parts
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MODULAR KEY SWITCHES

It is important, when replacing any pieces of the modular key switches, to use the correct switch blocks and key operator parts and to install them in the correct position.

For example, the current production Skyjack boomlift models 40/45T, 61/66T, 46/63AJ, and 82/86T with the Deutz 2.9L engine use a modular style key switch at the base controls.

Figure A shows a sample arrangement of the switch blocks – highlighting some items to look for when replacing some parts. Note: not all models use this exact switch block arrangement, always reference the correct drawing in the manual for the serial number of the unit you are working on.

Figures A and B

1. Looking at the switch from the back, the NOEM switch block mounts to the left side of the switch frame.
2. The NCLB switch block mounts to the centre position of the switch frame.
3. The NC switch block mounts on top of the NCLB switch block as in Figure B.
4. There is no switch block mounted to the right space on the switch frame.

Figure B shows the NC and NCLB switch blocks - correctly assembled.

***After replacing any switch or other electrical component, fully function test the machine, making sure each function operates properly from all the controls in the platform and base. Consult the correct Operator’s Manual for that machine’s serial number.

Always use the correct Service, Parts, and Operator’s Manuals for the serial number of the unit you are servicing.

As always, if you have a question regarding this tech tip or any Skyjack product, please contact Skyjack Product Support at +61 (0) 2 9854 0700.

DECEMBER 2017

12/14/2017
3 things to remember!
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3 THINGS TO REMEMBER


1. The new Deutz engines with the common rail-electronic injection system will not allow the starter to crank if the fuel pump does not operate. If you get a no crank situation with one of these engines, check that the fuel pump is operating.

2. All Skyjack scissor lifts and boom lifts use dedicated ground wires for all ground connections. There is no frame ground available. When testing electrical issues please remember to use the battery ground, any 00 or 02 white wires for a good ground connection.

3. When installing and calibrating a tilt switch or auto level module, the most important part of the procedure is to ensure the machine frame is level (i.e. the machine is positioned on a level surface). If the frame is not level and the switch is calibrated to that incorrect level, the tilt switch will allow the unit to elevate when outside the allowable amount of tilt on one side – unsafe

If you have any questions regarding your Skyjack Product, please contact Skyjack Product Support at +61 (0) 2 9854 0700.

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MAY 2017

05/30/2017
Electrical connectors are an effective and durable way to make terminal connections
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Electrical connectors are an effective and durable way to make terminal connections at valve coils, wiring harness connections, and various other locations on equipment. Enclosed wiring terminals help to protect against corrosion-causing moisture, however, they can be susceptible to water intrusion. Time, pressure washing, improper or loose re-assembly, and damage are all factors that contribute to failure of a connector.

Once a connector is corroded, it can be difficult to clean and service the part completely back to original condition. Any part that has been damaged by corrosion will likely fail again. Keeping the connectors tight, clean, and sealed will help to prevent this damage

When checking any connector, inspect it for damage or improper assembly. Make sure the wire entrance, (strain relief) is tight and no places exist where water can intrude. Examine any latches or locks for damage or incorrect assembly. Open the connector and check for corrosion at the terminal contacts and wire connections. Look for loose wire connections and damaged wires. Correct any problems and if necessary, replace the connector. When inspecting or replacing the part, apply some dielectric grease to the wire terminals and the terminal contacts to prevent corrosion. If water does get in, the dielectric grease will help to prevent corrosion problems.

A little preventive maintenance on any electrical connectors will ensure that the connector will remain clean and intact for a long time. Ensuring that connections are properly maintained helps you to provide a safe and dependable piece of equipment that will satisfy your customer each time they use it.

If you have any questions regarding your Skyjack product, please contact Skyjack Product Support at +61 (0) 2 9854 0700.

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