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Skyjack At Ara 2020 Cost Of Ownership

Skyjack Focuses on Lowering Cost of Ownership with Next Generation of Machines

Feb. 13, 2020
Skyjack focused its next generation of equipment on targeting key cost of ownership items for rental companies, as it showed at its exhibit at the ARA show this week.

Skyjack focused its next generation of equipment on targeting key cost of ownership items for rental companies, as it showed at its exhibit at the ARA show this week. Going beyond ANSI standards, Skyjack made updates to its DC scissor lifts, launched a line of full-size rough terrain scissor lifts, and increased capacities on most of its articulating and telescopic booms.

“When the standards were initially announced a few years ago it was inevitable that the cost of business was increasing for the access industry,” said Barry Greenaway, product manager at Skyjack. “We found ways to rebalance the ROI equation for rental companies and are providing them with an ANSI 92.20 compliant product that is designed to decrease their overall cost of ownership.”

At its press conference at the ARA Show Skyjack announced that while the timing for ANSI standards is delayed yet again, production facilities in its Guelph, Ontario, Canada, headquarters have already made the switch and are currently manufacturing A92.20 compliant equipment.

Skyjack’s next generation of equipment includes:

• DC scissor lifts: complete with a new control box, single location emergency lowering switch, adjusted pothole protection, new Skycoded diagnostic display, and a more rigid scissor stack.

• Full-size rough terrain scissor lifts: boasting increased working heights, increased capacities, and the market’s largest work platform across the range.

• Booms: increased capacities in all 40-foot and 60-foot models along with dual capacities in most models. In addition to platform capacity rating, personnel rating has also increased.

“The new Skycoded system on all next generation equipment is designed to pull as many actionable data points from the equipment as possible,” Greenaway said. “Keeping with our easy to do business with model, all critical information is displayed in plain language right from the box.”

In addition to being designed to decrease overall cost of ownership or rental companies, Skyjack’s Next Generation of equipment follows suit with the company’s overall philosophy of providing simple and reliable equipment for the access industry.