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Vertical Mast Lifts: Simply Sustainable

POSTED October 24, 2022

That latest advancements to the Skyjack line of vertical masts are the recently launched electric drive models with the ECO Label.

Modelled after the award-winning SJ20 E, the new vertical masts share many design elements to reduce maintenance and improve ROI. All models are zero-emission with an improved duty cycle of up to 30% which means less charging, less power consumption, and a lower carbon footprint. The SJ12 E and SJ16 E have working heights of 18’ (5.48 m) and 21’6” (6.55 m), respectively. While the SJ20 E has an impressive working height of 25’6” (7.77 m). All VM’s now feature the new green ECO label accompanied by an ECO Matrix which details additional sustainability benefits over previous models.

The ‘E’ in in the name signifies Electric Drive by means of a dual direct drive AC electric motor and gearbox combination which provides up to 30% improvement in duty cycles. Both units also feature up to 70% less hydraulic connections.

“As governments around the world are increasingly promoting a more sustainable agenda, it’s increasingly down to rental companies and contractors to meet emission regulations. Our new models are examples of how we’ve been able to bridge practicality with sustainable efficiency by decreasing the overall carbon footprint for our customers,” says Ken McDougall, president at Skyjack.

“Together with the addition of the optional Skyjack ECOTRAY and biodegradable oil, these new models offer a high ROI while reducing the overall environmental impact,” says Bazzarella. “Both units also incorporate a multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder, which eliminates chains, cables, sheaves, and rollers, reducing maintenance needs.”

The top of the mast on the SJ12 E and SJ16 E is now in line with the platform rails which is beneficial for overhead work, especially where there are drop ceilings. Included in the new products is a dual “load cell” overload system designed with both indoor and outdoor use in mind. The SJ12 E comes with a standard wind rating, and the SJ16 E and SJ20 E feature an optional wind rating for one person.

Other notable features include:

  • 90-degree steering with a zero inside turning radius.
  • A simple, maintenance free, and fixed pothole protection system.
  • Forklift pockets located at the rear of the base with tie down and lift points at each corner.
  • Onboard CAN enabled control unit and multi-voltage “smart” charger; and
  • Onboard diagnostics display with simple and plain language readouts.
For more information, visit Vertical Masts: Simply Transformed

SJ12/16 E

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