Skyjack is set to bring its full fleet of ANSI A92.20 machines to Conexpo. The company moved forward with a full changeover as of January 2020 and has started delivering ANSI compliant machines to rental companies.
“We’ve been planning for the new ANSI standards since they were originally announced,” said Barry Greenaway, product manager at Skyjack. “There were a ton of delays, which pushed the schedule back, but when we got the green light in January 2019 we moved forward and were eager to get this project, and the new equipment out into the field.”
Mr Greenaway explained that while the standards were delayed yet again in December 2019, Skyjack didn’t see the appeals directly affecting its product development process, and thus, pushed forward.
“Using the new ANSI standards as a baseline, we also looked at what we could do to enhance our machines to lower the overall cost of ownership for our customers and create a more globally aligned range,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at Skyjack. “Our primary focus was on DC scissor lifts, as they’re the highest volume machine in any rental fleet. We then shifted to a newly redesigned range of full-size rough terrain scissor lifts, and updated portions of our boom lineup as well.”
Skyjack’s new full-size rough terrain range originally consisted of 10-m, 13-m, and 16-m models, but the company has now expanded that range to include an all-new SJ9263 RT. This new scissor lift, with a 19-m platform height and 544-kg platform capacity, shares commonalities with the rest of the range including Skyjack’s axle-based four-wheel drive.
Skyjack booth: Festival Grounds (F-6014)
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