Cost of Ownership at the Forefront for Skyjack
POSTED February 12, 2020
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division focuses its Next Generation of equipment on targeting key cost of ownership items for rental companies. Going beyond ANSI standards, the industry leader made updates to its DC scissor lifts, launched a line of full-size rough terrain scissor lifts, and increased capacities on most of its articulating and telescopic booms.
“When the standards were initially announced a few years ago it was inevitable that the cost of business was increasing for the access industry,” explains Barry Greenaway, product manager at Skyjack. “We found ways to rebalance the ROI equation for rental companies and are providing them with an ANSI 92.20 compliant product that is designed to decrease their overall cost of ownership.”
At its press conference at The ARA Show Skyjack announced that while the timing for ANSI standards is delayed yet again, production facilities in its Guelph, ON headquarters have already made the switch and are currently manufacturing A92.20 compliant equipment.
Its Next Generation of equipment includes:
- DC scissor lifts: complete with a new control box, single location emergency lowering switch, adjusted pothole protection, new SKYCODED™ diagnostic display, and a more rigid scissor stack.
- Fullsize rough terrain scissor lifts: boasting increased working heights, increased capacities, and the market’s largest work platform across the range.
- +Booms: increased capacities in all 40ft and 60ft models along with dual capacities in most models. In addition to platform capacity rating, personnel rating has also increased.
“The new SKYCODED™ system on all Next Generation equipment is designed to pull as many actionable data points from the equipment as possible,” Greenaway points out. “Keeping with our easy to do business with model, all critical information is displayed in plain language right from the box.”
In addition to being designed to decrease overall cost of ownership or rental companies, Skyjack’s Next Generation of equipment follows suit with the company’s overall philosophy of providing simple and reliable equipment for the access industry.