19/09/2017 - 16:52 pm

Skyjack shows SJ85 AJ its newest and largest articulating boom at JDL, France

Skyjack is exhibiting its new and largest articulating boom at JDL 2017 trade show in Beaune, France, from 20-22 September. The SJ85 AJ will be complemented by several models in Skyjack’s line-up of simply reliable mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

“Our SJ85 articulating boom is a great new product as it provides operators with exceptional functional capabilities across many different applications,” said Malcolm Early, vice president, marketing, at Skyjack. “We anticipate that it will be a popular new addition to French rental companies’ fleets, and we look forward to showcasing it at JDL 2017.”

The SJ85 AJ is the largest of Skyjack’s articulating booms and features a g working height of 27.91m (91ft 6in), horizontal reach of 17.07m (56ft) and an up-and-over clearance of 10.36m (34ft). It has dual platform capacities of 340/227kg (750/500lbs), a two/three personal rating, and 360deg continuous turret rotation.

The design features on Skyjack’s rough terrain booms are included on the SJ85 AJ: Easydrive – direction-sensing drive and steer controls regardless of turret position over chassis; Axldrive – an axle-based drive system for rough terrain traction; Skyriser –  which offers true vertical rise without drifting; and Speedyreach – efficiency, enabling the lowering of the fly boom to ground level for re-stocking without lowering the riser.

Corey Connolly, product manager at Skyjack said, “Operators will definitely notice how much easier it is to get to max height and back down with the SJ85 AJ. Skyjack’s riser design is what sets our new boom apart from similar machines in its class. There is no need to worry about performing multiple functions to lift the riser. The SJ85 AJ’s riser performs the same as all other Skyjack articulating booms – it goes straight up and down.”

Patrick Biasin, Skyjack’s sales manager for France  said, “JDL 2017 is an ideal opportunity for us to engage with customers, to show exactly how our units can benefit rental companies and operators. The creation of the new SJ85 AJ has been driven by customer demand, so we hope that many visitors will stop by our stand to see it in action.”


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