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Battery powered articulated booms launched by Skyjack

The new battery powered rough terrain articulated booms launched by Skyjack.

Skyjack has announced the launch of a new range of battery powered electric rough terrain articulated booms.

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Announced on May 8, the new booms – the SJ45 AJE+ and SJ60 AJE+ – are available with working heights of 15.7m and 20.1m and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

“Our new electric boom range was developed to provide a clean, quiet, sustainable rental solution with no emissions, lower operating costs and increased utilisation,” said Skyjack President, Charlie Patterson. “The new range remains simple and reliable, while providing an environmentally friendly and sustainable choice for rental.”

According to the manufacturer, the all-electric axle-based drive offers excellent traction, while high performance AC electric traction and pump motors deliver high torque power and consistent multi-function capability.

The new models possess “exceptional” duty cycle performance, capable of supporting more than a typical full day’s use of machine operation. An additional 30 minutes of reserve allows the units to operate in stowed drive for travel to a charging point. Product Development and Project Manager EAME at Skyjack Europe, Mark Trowman, said the latest Skyjack booms were designed with “ease of maintenance and service” to “minimise costs” and “maximise uptime”.

“As always, the key components are easily accessible and all wiring is colour coded and numbered for ease of use,” he said. “With efficient, maintenance free batteries and no engine maintenance requirements, our new electric booms further promote low cost of ownership and operation.”


Skyjack’s new SJ45 AJE + and SJ60 AJE + have been designed to meet true job performance expectations, whether it be navigating various rough terrain conditions or lifting the platform. An oscillating steer axle works in conjunction with the drive system to keep all four tires in contact with the ground, even in the roughest of terrain. Improved traction provides a noticeably smoother ride and consistent multi-function capability delivers a superior operator experience with up to 45 per cent gradeability.

With platform capacities up to 454kg, quiet operation, and zero emissions, the SJ45 AJE + and SJ60 AJE + models offer the flexibility to work both inside and out, even in emission restricted areas.

The new models use EASYDRIVE, a unique boom feature only utilised by Skyjack to enable straightforward, intuitive operation. The boom lift drive function operates in accordance with the general orientation of the turret’s counterweight over the chassis, for example if the joystick is forward, the counterweight is facing forwards, to allow the unit to move in the general direction of the joystick’s movement. EASYDRIVE allows for ease of use in rental units.

Understanding the importance of readily available sustainability information, Skyjack introduced its ECO mark to detail the benefits in environmental performance and long-term sustainability Skyjack products offer. The new SJ45 AJE + and SJ60 AJE + offer ECO benefits including:

  • 42 per cent operational carbon saving compared to previous model,
  • Zero emissions,
  • <70 dB inherently quiet machine operation (excluding alarms),
  • 90 per cent recyclable by weight,
  • 50 per cent less hydraulic connections and optional bio-degradable hydraulic oil,
  • Telematics and remote diagnostics reduce site visits and operational carbon footprint.

Skyjack is initially launching the SJ45 AJE + and SJ60 AJE + in its EAME and Australian regions with a CE and AS certification.

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