Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division will be showcasing its largest articulating boom – the SJ85 AJ – for the first time to a German audience, during the Platformers’ Days trade show, from September 8-9. The company will also present the compact SJ30 ARJE articulating boom and other products, including a variety of accessories from its certified ACCESSORYZERS™ range that add productivity to its mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
“We’re pleased to be at Platformers’ Days again this year as we’ve had a great reception since first exhibiting, nearly two decades ago,” says Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at Skyjack. “It’s a unique show for its informality and industry camaraderie, and for customers to have the chance to operate our machinery. Our SJ85 AJ articulating boom is an important unit in our line-up and we look forward to showing customers what it can achieve.”
The SJ85 AJ features a class-leading working height of 27.91 m (91.6 ft), horizontal outreach of 17.07 m (56 ft) and a superior up-and-over clearance of 10.36 m (34 ft). It features all the same design elements that made the SJ63 AJ a hit, and has a reach envelope that distinguishes it apart from other units in its class.
“We’ve gone one step further with this new articulating boom,” says Corey Connolly, product manager at Skyjack. “Having a large unit with exceptional up-and-over clearance to complement the great working height and horizontal reach will allow operators the ability to complete many tasks across all kinds of applications.”
As with Skyjack’s other articulating booms, the SJ85 AJ riser design provides SKYRISER™ capability, the company’s unique riser design that offers true vertical rise without drifting. An open-center knuckle riser design provides SPEEDYREACH™ efficiency, enabling the lowering of the fly boom to ground level for re-stocking without lowering the riser; operators will be able to function between maximum platform height and ground level in 60-70 seconds.
“Operators will definitely notice how much easier it is to get to maximum height and back down with the SJ85 AJ,” says Connolly. “Skyjack’s riser design is what sets our new boom apart from similar machines in its class. There is no need to worry about performing multiple functions to lift the riser. The SJ85 AJ’s riser performs the same as all other Skyjack articulating booms – it goes straight up and down.”
The SJ85 AJ also features Skyjack’s EASYDRIVETM direction sensing drive and steer controls. A unique boom feature only utilized by Skyjack which means the Boom lift controls are always in the orientation of the boom regardless of position of turret over chassis.
Combining an outstanding reach envelope with dual platform capacities of 750/500 lbs (340/227 kg) and two/three personal rating, makes the SJ85 AJ the most efficient machine for operators looking to maximize productivity and jobsite performance.