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Skyjack introduces new models at CONEXPO 2017

Skyjack introduced 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,” says 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.”

SJ1256 TH telehandler

Skyjack SJ1256 TH
Skyjack's new SJ1256 TH telehandler.

Skyjack’s Tier 4 Final-compliant SJ1256 TH brings Skyjack’s class-leading load chart performance to the 12,000-pound lifting capacity market and will be available for purchase in the second quarter of 2017. Based heavily on the SJ1056 TH, the SJ1256 TH shares 70 percent 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 pounds maximum lift capacity, 56.3 feet maximum lift height, 6,000 pounds lift capacity at maximum lift height without deploying outriggers and 7,000 pounds lift capacity at maximum lift height with outriggers deployed, 42.6 feet maximum forward reach and a Tier 4 Final 107 hp. 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 Skyjack’s Readyhook 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.

SJ85 articulating boom lift
Skyjack SJ85 AJ articulating boom lift.

SJ85 AJ articulating boom lift
The new SJ85 AJ articulating boom is engineered with simple reliability in mind and fills out Skyjack’s offering in the core 40-foot, 60-foot and 80-foot boom classes. The SJ85 AJ offers class-leading platform height 85 feet and up-and-over clearance of 34 feet, dual capacity rating of 750/500 pounds.

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 the chassis; and AxlDrive, an axle-based drive system for excellent rough-terrain traction.

All Skyjack products feature SkyCoded wiring, a relay-based color-coded and numbered wiring system for ease of maintenance.

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