New vertical mast lifts from Skyjack

The new Skyjack SJ12 E and SJ16 E vertical mast lifts are zero-emission machines with an improved duty cycle of up to 30% - meaning less charging, less power consumption, and a lower carbon footprint.

Modelled after Skyjack’s SJ20 E, the new SJ12 E and SJ16 E have working heights of 5.48 m (ANSI) and 5.66 m (CE), and 6.55 m (ANSI) and 6.72 m (CE), respectively. Both units feature the new green Eco label accompanied by an Eco Matrix that details additional sustainability benefits over previous models.

The ‘E’ in the product names signifies Electric Drive by means of dual direct drive AC electric motors and gearbox combination, which provides up to 30% improvement in duty cycles. The two mast lifts also have up to 70% less hydraulic connections.

“As governments around the world are increasingly promoting a more sustainable agenda, it’s increasingly down to rental companies and contractors to meet emission regulations. Our new models are examples of how we’ve been able to bridge practicality with sustainable efficiency by decreasing the overall carbon footprint for our customers,” said Ken McDougall, president of Skyjack.

“Together with the addition of the optional Skyjack Ecotray and biodegradable oil, these new models offer a high ROI while reducing the overall environmental impact,” added Rafael Bazzarella, product manager at Skyjack. “Both units also incorporate a multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder, which eliminates chains, cables sheaves and rollers, reducing maintenance needs.”

The top of the mast on the SJ12 E and SJ16 E is now in line with the platform rails which is beneficial for overhead work, especially where there are drop ceilings. Included in the new products is a dual ‘load cell’ overload system designed with both indoor and outdoor use in mind. The SJ12 E comes with a standard wind rating, and the SJ16 E and SJ20 E feature an optional wind rating for one person.

Other highlights of the SJ12 E and SJ16 E include: 90-degree steering with a zero inside turning radius; a simple, maintenance free, and fixed pothole protection system; forklift pockets located at the rear of the base with tie down and lift points at each corner; onboard CAN enabled control unit and multi-voltage ‘smart’ charger; and onboard diagnostics display with simple and plain language readouts.