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Skyjack’s SJ20 Vertical Mast Lift Wins Prestigious Award for Innovation and Utility

POSTED August 02, 2021

August 2, 2021; Guelph, Ontario – Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division won Rental Magazine’s 2021 Editor’s Choice Award for its SJ20 Vertical Mast Lift. The nationally-recognized magazine in the U.S. serving rental equipment professionals, chose Skyjack’s SJ20 for the award based on several factors including innovation, utility for the rental market, and online audience engagement over a 12-month period.

“This is an incredible achievement for our all new SJ20 Vertical Mast Lift,” says Kristopher Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack. “We responded to our customers’ growing demand for larger vertical masts with increased duty cycle expectations to come up with an innovative product that’s wind rated, versatile, and boasts superior battery life. Altogether the SJ20 offers high return on investment for rental customers and we’re proud to have earned our place on the list of this year’s awards. Further to this, we couldn’t have had this success if it wasn’t for our dedicated cross functional product development team who worked tirelessly to come up with another industry leading machine.”

With a new 5-section mast design and closed multistage cylinder, the SJ20 features a 20ft platform height, full electric drive, and an optional wind rating. The SJ20 is drivable at full height with platform retracted, has 25% gradeability and consistent torque, fully proportional drive and lift controls, and electric drive wheel motors. The model is equipped with onboard diagnostics, a clear unrestricted view while driving, and simple and intuitive controls for operation. It comes ready for optional features like ELEVATE telematics and ELEVATE BMS, Secondary Guarding Lift Enable (SGLE), and an assortment of ACCESSORYZERS™.

“We engineered the SJ20 to reduce maintenance for our customers through design improvements that minimize site debris buildup and eliminate wear items like chains, sheaves, and bushings,” says Kurt Atchison, director of product management at Skyjack. “These changes increase utility and decrease total cost of ownership which we’re happy to be recognized for through this award.”

The 2021 Rental Editor’s Choice Awards represent the equipment rental industry’s best products that have captured the attention of end users, rental professionals, and Rental Magazine’s team of editors.

“The rental industry is getting back on track after a tough 2020, and this year’s winning products represent a significant step forward in that progress, showcasing top-notch innovation, reliability, and quality from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers,” says Rental editor, Alexis Sheprak. “These products not only exhibit cutting-edge features but also offer innovative solutions to some of today’s most common problems, garnering interest from rental professionals on”

More information on the 2021 Editor’s Choice Awards is available at 

To learn more about Skyjack’s new SJ20 Vertical Mast Lift, visit


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