Skyjack Reaches Higher with Next Generation at CONEXPO 2020
POSTED March 16, 2020
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division put its best lifts forward at this year’s CONEXPO despite the uncertainty surrounding attendance leading up to the show. Its full fleet of Next Generation equipment was on stand and included DC electric scissor lifts, telescopic and articulating booms, telehandlers, and Skyjack’s new SJ9263 RT, its largest scissor lift to date.
“We anticipated lower attendance numbers for this year’s show, especially given that we ourselves cut back,” explained Ken McDougall, president at Skyjack. “It’s important that people prioritize their health and take necessary precautions, which is why Skyjack team members travelling internationally, especially those from COVID-19 high-risk areas, did not attend the show. It was still an impressive turnout and we’re happy we had the opportunity to showcase our Next Generation of products to a new group of attendees.”
The leading OEM announced its updated boom lineup in February 2020 and showcased its SJ66 T+ model at CONEXPO. With a work height of 72’3” (22.02 m) and newly installed foam-filled tires as standard, the telescopic boom also now features a dual capacity rating of 660/1000 lbs (300/454 kg).
“Using the success of our SJ85 AJ as a baseline, most of our Next Generation booms now feature a dual capacity rating,” explained Barry Greenaway, senior product manager at Skyjack. “Increasing capacity in all of our Next Generation boom models expands the functionality, and frankly the applications the machine itself can be used on.”
Skyjack has been leading the pack in promoting new ANSI A92.20 changes to its DC scissor lifts and understands that it’s important to broadcast new features and functionalities to the end user. A full list of changes and downloadable resources is available online at www.skyjack.com/ansi-update.
“While the new A92.20 standards don’t impact all of our customers, the changes made that go beyond new standards have been made throughout our global product line,” McDougall said. “This was also the first time that we unveiled our new SJ9263 RT, which is our tallest scissor lift to date. The full-size range was announced in 2019 and, as this is an entirely new class for us, we went through extensive testing and design phases to ensure we were putting out a product that aligned with our simply reliable philosophy.”
A full update on Skyjack’s new SJ9263 RT can be found at www.skyjack.com/news/SJ9263RT, but the industry-leader did comment that customers did appreciate the opportunity to see the new full-size rough terrain lift in person.