Linamar Corp.’s Skyjack division changed things up a bit at this year’s bauma. The leader in aerial access took the show indoors and brought a taste of Canada with them to their first two-story indoor booth. With their new full-size rough terrain scissor lift at the helm and the first of their redesigned DC electric scissor lifts on stand, there was a lot of traffic to hall C4 to see what Skyjack had to offer.
“Our team updated our full-size rough terrain scissor lifts in conjunction with Stage V Emission Standards and produced our largest scissor lift to date,” said Brad Boehler, president at Skyjack. “We also have our next generation of DC scissor lifts here at the show, so we wanted attendees to be able to be inside and comfortable as they walk around our new products.”
The SJ4740 DC electric scissor lift was the first of the next generation Skyjack had on stand. The changes made to the next generation machines help create a more globally aligned range and the industry-leader stated that by the end of 2019, all DC electric scissor lifts will boast the improvements shown. Those include a new control box, single location emergency lowering switch, adjusted pothole protection, new SKYCODED™ diagnostic display, and a more rigid scissor stack.
Skyjack also had the first of their redesigned full-size rough terrain scissors lifts on stand. This range was announced earlier this year, but this was the first time a European audience got to see it firsthand.
“Skyjack’s full-size rough terrain scissor lifts have kept up with standards over the years, but haven’t had many major adjustments since they were introduced,” Skyjack product manager Corey Connolly explained. “The European Stage V Emission Standards gave us the opportunity to take a step back and see how we can increase utilization and demand for our customers.”
Boasting increased height, capacity, and faster function speeds across the board, Skyjack’s new full-size rough terrain scissor lift, the SJ9253 RT, was well received by this new audience.
“Another item we’re excited to have with us on stand is our self-check demo machine,” said Boehler. “It generated a lot of interest at The ARA Show in California, and that shows our team that we’re headed in the right direction when it comes to autonomy.”
Skyjack also noted those discrete tasks will eventually include autonomously driving around within a rental yard, and loading and unloading onto trucks. The end goal is to not only increase productivity, but to contribute to a safer job site as well.