Skyjack Enhances Product Throughout a Pandemic
POSTED February 25, 2021
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division just introduced its 70ft (21.34m) working height full-size rough terrain scissor lift, the SJ9664 RT. An enhancement of prototypes introduced last year, Skyjack used its time throughout the pandemic effectively to further add value to its range of full-size scissor lifts.
“Similar to our DC scissor lifts, we looked at what changes were mandated by standards, both ANSI in North America and Stage V in Europe, and dug a bit deeper to see how we could develop a whole new class for our customers,” explains Kristopher Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack. “Bringing a machine to the market with a working height of 70 feet makes work at seven stories possible without jumping to a specialized class.”
The SJ9664 RT boasts features associated with the industry leader including an axle-based four-wheel drive system, SMARTORQUE™ technology, an expansive workspace, and class-leading capacities. Skyjack’s SMARTORQUE™ technology enables the SJ9664 RT to use a smaller Tier 4 Final Kubota engine, while delivering the same on-site performance as higher powered units.
“With this optimized balance of engine horse power, torque, and hydraulic performance, we’ve created a cost-effective solution for emission regulations and controls,” Schmidt explains. “Other areas we’ve added value to our customers are through the commonality of parts across our other full-size RT scissors, impact-resistant control box, and increased leveling capability with better protected components.”
The SJ9664 RT also includes the following key features:
- Reinforced scissor stack – promoting increased rigidity
- Simplified e-lowering
- Onboard diagnostic display
- Self-centering scissor design, which supports the optional dual extension decks
- Compatible with ACCESSORYZERS™ including pipe rack and material handling stand, which help increase on-site productivity
Like all Skyjack Next Generation products, the SJ9664 RT is supported by our optional ELEVATE telematics solution. Using this solution, operators can see engine faults and other machine health metrics through the ELEVATE Live QR code system.