Skyjack introduces RapidFold and EcoTray


Skyjack has announced its SJ3219 ANSI model is now supplied with RapidFold as standard. 

The new system allows the platform rails to quickly fold down, enabling access through doorways and other restricted space.

With the introduction of ANSI 92.20, the requirement for additional rail height, when applied to SJ3219 scissor lift designs, meant that the machines would no longer fit through a standard 2 metre door or entryway. The addition of Skyjack’s  RapidFold restores the ability to fit through doorways.

The rails feature a quick release mechanism that takes seconds to fold the rails to under 2 metres.

Once through the door, the rails can be raised back to the required rail height. The system features simple and easy components that a single operator can use, with no need for tools. 

“RapidFold is both quick and easy to use, but more importantly it means that we have not had to employ expensive systems that would have impacted customers at a price level and led to compromises in other performance areas,” said Kris Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack.

“I am happy to say that this means the Skyjack SJ3219 model is the lightest scissor lift on the market that’s wind rated to full height for one person, still maintains a two person no wind rating, and is capable of going through a standard door.”

Skyjack EcoTray

Skyjack has also introduced EcoTray, a new leak containment system specifically designed for Skyjack’s range of new DC electric scissor lifts.

EcoTray prevents potential leaks from hydraulic systems dripping onto floors and other internal components.

 The Skyjack system removes the need for cumbersome, unsightly diapers and is particularly suited for sensitive areas such as work on decorative flooring, clean rooms and areas where hygiene and fear of chemical contamination are of concern.

“The idea of the so-called diaper has been around for some time. However, they have proven cumbersome to employ and restrict key lift functionality, so we looked at something different,” Schmidt said.

Skyjack’s EcoTray has been designed with essential machine functionality in mind. The system is protected from jobsite debris damage, forklift handling and other influences that can hinder leak containment.

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Available as a factory install or field kit option, the system is available on Skyjack’s range of Ecotray ready DC scissors. The system uses a series of purposefully placed catchment trays that contain absorbent pads, which can be quickly and easily replaced. 

As a field kit, Ecotray can be fitted within 10 minutes and has been designed to be installed without the need for tools. The changing of absorbent pads takes seconds and replacements are available directly from Skyjack parts. A distinct label shows the machine is fitted with the system to allow rental companies, operators and customers to identify the machine with an eco-friendly system.

“Unlike other systems that focus on the main hydraulic tray, EcoTray also protects against leaks from drive motors and steering cylinders,” Schmidt said.

RapidFold and EcoTray join several new features on Skyjack’s new SkyCoded models launched in 2020, including the SkyCoded control system for on-board diagnostics; the new single location, single step, valve actuation emergency lowering; a redesigned pothole protection system; a CAN bus capable smart charger; and the new control box with integrated shroud.