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POSTED March 07, 2017

Skyjack’s new SJ1256 TH, SJ85 AJ delight attendees at CONEXPO

March 7, 2017; Guelph, Ontario – Linamar Corporation’s (TSX: LNR) Skyjack division displayed two of its new products – the SJ1256 TH telehandler and the SJ85 AJ articulating boom – along with its full range of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“CONEXPO is a great opportunity for us to showcase our Simply Reliable range of access equipment and for us to introduce new and existing customers to our latest additions – the SJ1256 TH and the SJ85 AJ,” said Brad Boehler, president, Skyjack. “Both products are designed with rental companies in mind – the SJ1256 TH features superior load-chart performance and the SJ85 AJ offers class-leading platform height.”

During the show, Skyjack offered attendees free massages and phone-charging stations – following the company’s ethos of being easy to do business with.

Skyjack’s Tier-IV final compliant SJ1256 TH brings Skyjack’s class-leading load chart performance to the 12,000-lb lifting capacity market. Skyjack’s Tier-IV final compliant SJ1256 TH will be available for purchase in the second quarter of 2017. Based heavily on the SJ1056 TH, the SJ1256 TH shares 70% commonality of parts, as well as the layout and easy maintenance features from across the TH series. Ideal for heavier-duty applications, the SJ1256 TH features 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg) maximum lift capacity, 56.3 ft (17.1 m) maximum lift height, 6,000 lbs (2,721 kg) lift capacity at maximum lift height without deploying outriggers and 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) lift capacity at maximum lift height with outriggers deployed, 42.6 ft (12.95 m) maximum forward reach and a Tier-IV final 107hp Deutz TCD3.6L engine that uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid but requires no regeneration.

As with other models in the TH series, it offers unique Skyjack features including FLEXCAB™ that allows fleet operators to easily convert between open and enclosed cabs with simple hand tools; and READYHOOK™, Skyjack’s yoke mounted lifting hook that allows the appropriate under-slinging of loads to avoid the practice of using the forks as an underslung lifting device.

Superior articulating boom

The new SJ85 AJ articulating boom is engineered with simple reliability in mind and fills out Skyjack’s offering in the core 40 ft, 60 ft and 80 ft boom classes. The SJ85 AJ offers class leading platform height 85 ft (25.91 m) and up and over clearance 34 ft (10.36 m), dual capacity rating of 750 lbs (227 kg)/ 500 lbs (340 kg).

As with Skyjack’s SJ63 AJ boom, the SJ85 AJ features SKYRISER™ true vertical rise and SPEEDYREACH™ lifting efficiency. Other design features found only on Skyjack rough terrain booms are also found on the SJ85 AJ; EASYDRIVE™, direction-sensing drive and steer controls regardless of turret position over chas-sis; and AXLDRIVE™, an axle-based drive system for excellent rough terrain traction.

In addition to the new 12,000-lb telehandler and 85-ft articulating boom, Skyjack also displayed a range of its simply reliable equipment:
• Vertical mast lifts – SJ12, SJ16
• DC electric scissors – SJIII 3219, SJIII 3226, SJIII 4632, SJIII 4740
• Rough terrain scissors – SJ6832 RT, SJ8841 RT, SJ9250 RT
• Articulating booms – SJ30 ARJE, SJ63 AJ
• Telescopic booms – SJ66 T, SJ86 T
• Telehandlers – SJ843 TH, Tier IV interim ZB2044

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• Skyjack’s new SJ1256 TH, SJ85 AJ delight attendees at CONEXPO
• Skyjack’s new SJ1256 TH offers class-leading load chart performance
• Skyjack’s new SJ85 AJ offers superior platform height, up-and-over clearance


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