23/02/2021 - 12:43 pm
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Skyjack launches 20ft vertical mast MEWP at SKYWORD Live.

On the first day of its  week-long, virtual exhibition, SKYWORLD Live,  Skyjack launched the SJ20 vertical mast MEWP.  With a 20ft platform height, full electric drive, and an optional wind rating, the SJ20 offers a compelling return on investment (ROI) for rental companies.

Kristopher Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack says, “The SJ20 lift features proportional lift and drive controls with full electric drive, the latter in response to the growing demand for vertical masts with increased duty cycle expectations. The higher height also meant a new 5-section mast design with a closed multistage cylinder.”

The SJ20’s consistent torque provides up to 25% gradeability and boasts a 350lb (159kg) platform capacity. Its compact size has been achieved without compromising the work area. It holds a GVW of 2510lb (1170kg), which translates into low ground pressure making this product suitable for standard elevator and mezzanine applications.

“Similar to our Next Generation DC scissor lifts, our new vertical masts also feature an onboard diagnostic system,” continues Schmidt. “By providing operators or service technicians with real-time faults in plain simple language, we’ve eliminated the need for plug-in calibration for day-to-day troubleshooting.”

The new SJ20 mast design minimises site debris build-up damage to components and is free from any chains, sheaves, or bushings, which reduces maintenance. Skyjack’s existing SJ12 and SJ16 are believed to be the only masts in the market to keep the mast to the rear of the control position and the SJ20 follows this pattern. Other commonalities with its smaller counterparts include: a traversing deck that provides up to 16in of up-and-over capability; easy-access maintenance hatch, providing unrestricted access to all major components including batteries and improved ground clearance for pothole protection without components to maintain or potentially snag on cords or debris.

“While designing the SJ20, we kept customer demands in mind, specifically the demand for both indoor and outdoor applications,” Schmidt continues. “The SJ20 has an optional wind rating for one person up to 13ft (3.96m), which increases the application possibilities and increases the rate of return for rental companies.”

Skyjack announced earlier this year that changes were coming to its product line with cost of ownership in mind and the SJ20 vertical mast meets that promise.

There are more launches expected as the week continues – you can register for the SKYWORLD Live exhibition at www.skyjack.com/skyworld-live

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