Posted November 29, 2023

DC electric scissors

Skyjack recently launched a new range of DC electric scissors featuring AC brushless electric drive motors and other significant design changes.

Skyjack E-Drive DC scissor lifts
Skyjack recently launched a new range of DC electric scissors featuring AC brushless electric drive motors and other significant design changes.

The simply electric range launch will see global availability in all regions throughout 2024, replacing the current hydraulic drive models.

The innovative drive system provides exceptional duty cycles and fully proportional controls, which offer a superior drive experience. The new range boasts simply more; with improved efficiency, controllability, and torque. This means that productivity is boosted with an improvement of up to 20 percent in runtime per charge. E-Drive provides consistent power, traction and torque, with over 25 percent gradeability, so climbing loading ramps is easy and excellent all-round job site performance is achieved.

During development of the new E-Drive DC scissors, Skyjack focused on increasing operational uptime. This has resulted in a range that provides users with more while also significantly reducing cost of ownership and improving resale value, providing customers with a significantly improved return on investment.

“A longer run time per charge and fewer lifetime charge cycles mean our customers will find they spend less on batteries over the life of the machine and that is just one of many benefits,” says Corey Connolly, senior product manager at Skyjack.

All major service points are easily accessible, enabling straightforward troubleshooting and repair. The sealed drive motor is maintenance free. The motors’ improved efficiency reduces charge time and power consumption, which saves costs and in turn reduces battery maintenance. The drive motors have no oil leakage potential, and an optimized hydraulic lift and steer manifold reduces hydraulic connections by 70 percent, further reducing the potential for ground contamination and associated clean-up costs. An optional leak containment system (ECOTRAY) provides further peace of mind. 

“Ever since we launched E-Drive on our Vertical Mast range we have been excited about this launch. Our new Vertical Masts were very well received and now, after more than two years in the market, we see E-Drive as a proven winner, and I am sure our customers will welcome this change on our core scissor range,” Connolly says. 

The new models will feature a new designation carrying “E” to signify E-Drive, for example “SJ3219 E”. In addition, the new range will carry Skyjack’s ECO mark as rental companies and major contractors face increasing demands for sustainability information. Skyjack has introduced its ECO mark to support its customers by providing products that deliver benefits in environmental performance and long-term sustainability.

Skyjack’s E-Drive scissors ECO benefits include:

  • Operational carbon saving compared to previous models
  • Improved run time per charge
  • Zero emissions
  • Inherently quiet machines, white noise alarm optional
  • Leak containment (ECOTRAY) optional
  • Biodegradable oil optional

The ARA Show 2023 booth 4039