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Skyjack adds new design features to TH Series telehandlers

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Skyjack has just updated a number of design features on its TH Series telehandlers. Initially launched in 2015, Skyjack offers six models within core classes of telehandlers throughout North America. The new changes are a direct result of customer and operator feedback and will be rolling onto rental yards in Q3 2021.

"While we've made one-off changes to our TH Series throughout the years, these are the first significant design changes that we have done since launching," explains Kurt Atchison, director of product management at Skyjack. "We have increased the return on our customer's investment by improving reliability, and serviceability."
Core changes to Skyjack's TH Series include:

  • Tilt compensation cylinder configuration has been updated to utilize a dual cylinder setup, to better distribute the load and improve reliability,
  • High-pressure filter has been added to the hydraulic system to compliment the oil return filter and further reduce the risk of contamination,
  • Main boom pivot bearings have been updated to greaseless bearings, removing the need for end users to grease and maintain on job sites,
  • Steel engine cowling are highly durable for better on-site protection, while also requiring less repairs.

"By incorporating greaseless bearings, and a high-pressure filter, we've reduced the amount of maintenance required by end users," Atchison continues. "These changes have a direct and positive impact on our customers' overall cost of ownership as they increase the longevity of the equipment."

Skyjack's full TH Series has lifting capabilities from 5,000 to 12,000 and consists of the SJ519 TH, SJ643 TH, SJ843 TH, SJ1044 TH, SJ1056 TH, and SJ1256 TH.

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