Skyjack intros SJ30 ARJE boom and SJIII 4740 scissor lifts

Marcia Doyle
Updated Mar 1, 2016
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Skyjack, a division of Linamar Corporation, unveiled its SJ30 ARJE boom and SJIII 4740 scissor lifts at last week’s Rental Show.

The tallest DC electric scissor in Skyjack’s lineup, the SJIII 4740 has a maximum working height of 45.3 feet with a maximum weight capacity of 500 pounds.

Drivable at full height, the scissor has a proportional controls for drive and lift functions and a 3-foot standard roll-out extension deck. With solid rubber, non-marking tires, the unit has variable speed front wheel hydraulic drive 25 percent gradeability.

The scissor’s steering system gives operators a 21-inch turning radius. Bolted cross brazes make the unit rigid, even when working at full height.

The battery life has been upgraded and a motor controller ensures increased controllability and reduced recharging times.

The SJ30 ARJE, seen below, boom has a working height of 35.6 feet and a maximum weight capacity of 500 pounds, and has components common with other Skyjack booms, including the company’s number-and color-coded wiring system.

Other dimensions include an up-and-over clearance of 13.1 feet, a 60-inch inside turning radius and a wind rating of 28 mph.

Skyjack says it optimized the boom’s drive to offer a 35 percent gradeability, easing movement around jobsites and loading/unloading from trailers.

Brad Boehler, Skyjack president, also used the opportunity to further outline the company’s strategy, expanding on statements made at the World of Concrete earlier this month, when company officials said they wanted to offer competitive telehandler offering.

“We also want to maintain and defend our scissor market share—we are the world’s largest scissor manufacturer—and grow our boom product line,” Boehler says. We introduced three new booms in 2015, and plan to introduce another two this year.”

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