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Skyjack’s SJ85 AJ articulating boom is the company’s largest articulating boom and features all of the same design elements that made the SJ63 AJ a hit. Go to photo
Skyjack’s SJ85 AJ articulating boom is the company’s largest articulating boom and features all of the same design elements that made the SJ63 AJ a hit.

Skyjack's new articulating boom launches in Europe at APEX

Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division is unveiling its new SJ85 AJ articulating boom for the first time to a European audience at APEX in Amsterdam from May 2 to 4. Visitors to Skyjack’s stand, 510, can learn more about the company’s largest articulating boom and discover how the SJ85 AJ is set to redefine the market for this class of mobile elevating work platform.

“We’re pleased to reveal our new SJ85 AJ articulating boom to European customers for the first time at APEX,” said Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack. “As the largest of our articulating booms, with excellent functionality, we believe it redefines expectations of what an 85-ft unit can do, and it’s a great opportunity for visitors to the show to find out more.”

The new SJ85 AJ is the largest of Skyjack’s articulating booms. It features a class-leading platform height of 85 ft (25.9 m), a working height of 91 ft (27.9 m), a horizontal reach of 56 ft (17.07 m) and a superior up-and-over clearance of 34 ft (10.36 m). It has 360º continuous turret rotation, a dual capacity rating of 750/500 lbs (340/227 kg) and two to three people rating to increase productivity and jobsite performance.

Redefining its class

“We’ve gone one step further with this new articulating boom,” said Corey Connolly, product manager for booms at Skyjack. “Having a large unit with exceptional up-and-over clearance to complement the great working height and horizontal reach will mean that operators are able to complete many tasks across all kinds of applications.”

The SJ85 AJ also has efficient function speeds: its riser and boom geometry allows operators to go from the ground to max height in approximately 60 seconds.

“As a versatile unit, the SJ85 AJ offers a great return on investment for rental customers and increases our competitive edge in the articulating boom market,” Connolly said.

Enhanced functionality

As with Skyjack’s SJ63 AJ articulating boom, the SJ85 AJ utilizes an open center knuckle riser design which enables efficient function speeds from ground to maximum height in around 60 seconds, as well as minimal tailswing and compact stowed dimensions. 

The unit also features: SkyRiser™, a true vertical rise without drifting; SpeedyReach™, the lowering of the fly boom to ground level without lowering the riser; EasyDrive™, direction-sensing drive and steer controls regardless of turret position over chassis; and AxlDrive™, an axle-based drive system for excellent rough terrain traction.

Skyjack will also display a range of its mobile elevating work platforms at APEX in Amsterdam, including: a vertical mast lift (SJ16), four DC electric scissor lifts (SJIII 3219, SJIII 3226, SJIII 4632, SJIII 4740), a rough terrain scissor lift (SJ6832 RTE), and two other articulating booms (SJ30 ARJE, SJ46 AJ).

Source: Linamar Corporation, Skyjack

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