Skyjack debuts new zero-emission vertical masts at The ARA Show

Product photos of Skyjack's SJ12E and SJ16E vertical mast lifts.

At The ARA Show, Skyjack debuted its all new SJ12E and SJ16E vertical mast lifts.

Modelled after Skyjack’s SJ20E, the SJ12E and SJ16E are zero-emission machines with a 30% improvement to the duty cycle. This means less charging, less power consumption and a lower carbon footprint. The SJ12E and SJ16E have working heights of 18’ (5.48 m) and 21’ 6” (6.55 m), respectively. Both units feature the new green ECO label, accompanied by an ECO Matrix, detailing additional sustainability benefits over previous models.

The ‘E’ in the product names signifies its electric drive. This is made up of dual direct-drive AC electric motors and gearbox combination, providing up to 30% improvement in duty cycles. Also, according to Skyjack, both units feature up to 70% less hydraulic connections.

Additionally, the top of the masts are now in line with the platform rails. This can be beneficial for overhead work, especially where there are drop ceilings.

Also included in these new products is a dual “load cell” overload system.

The SJ12 E comes with a standard wind rating and the both machines feature an optional wind rating for one person.

Other notable features 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
  • Onboard diagnostics display with simple and plain language readouts
Skyjack president Ken McDougall offering insight into the new SJ12E and SJ16E vertical mast lifts.
Ken McDougall, Skyjack’s President, offers his insight on the new SJ12E and SJ16E

“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,” says Ken McDougall, President at 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,” says 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.”