Skyjack unveils tallest scissor lift for improved access at warehouses

Skyjack has unveiled its tallest scissor lift to date. The SJIII 4740 has a working height of 13.8 m and is the first Skyjack product to enter the machine class. “The biggest advantage is the height,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at Skyjack. Customers have increasingly asked for a product with a higher reach, in part because facilities have undergone significant changes.
April 19, 2016
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The SJIII 4740 is ideally suited to warehouse operations

8349 Skyjack has unveiled its tallest scissor lift to date.

The SJIII 4740 has a working height of 13.8 m and is the first Skyjack product to enter the machine class.

“The biggest advantage is the height,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at Skyjack. Customers have increasingly asked for a product with a higher reach, in part because facilities have undergone significant changes.

“Warehouses are getting taller and need machines that can reach the shelving – and also for maintenance,” Early said.

Because the machines often work inside, manoeuvrability remains essential. “It has a very tight turning radius,” Early said. A redesigned steering system offers operators an improved 0.54 m turning radius.

The lift also is drivable at full working height.

The SJIII 4740 has an overall capacity of 250 kg and is Skyjack’s widest DC electric scissor at 1.19 m.

The machine remains easy to operate and maintain, key traits of Skyjack products. “Part of our positioning is to be simple,” Early said.
Kristopher Schmidt, Skyjack product manager, said the market has grown beyond what once was a niche.

“Due to the growth of industrial and commercial applications, end-users need higher scissors to reach certain work areas,” he said. “Our customers have been waiting for Skyjack to launch this kind of machine, and with the market growing year on year, it’s arriving at the perfect time.”

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