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Lift and access showcase

By Canadian Rental Staff   


There’s more innovation in lift technology than in any other part of the rental industry. Here’s the latest.

No bells or whistles
Skyjack’s SJ1256 THS telehandler is a true Skyjack product. It has no bells or whistles and is a simply reliable product focusing on features operators need for moving materials to height. Ideal for heavy-duty applications, the SJ1256 THS brings Skyjack’s load chart performance to the 12,000-pound lifting capacity market and moves Skyjack one step closer to being a full-line telehandlers manufacturer.

The SJ1256 THS follows the success of Skyjack’s 6,000-, 8 and 10K telehandlers. Based heavily on the SJ1056 TH, the SJ1256 THS can lift 12,000 pounds to 35 feet, while most telehandlers in this class can only reach around 20 feet. Additionally, it can lift 1,000 pounds at its maximum forward reach of 42.6 feet without deploying outriggers, whereas most similar machines can only lift up to 500 pounds, or no load at all. The SJ1256 THS features 12,000 pounds maximum lift capacity, a 56.3-foot maximum lift height, a 6,000-pound lift capacity at maximum lift height without deploying outriggers and a 7,000-pound lift capacity at maximum lift height with outriggers deployed. Like other models, the SJ1256 THS retains all the unique features found on prior Skyjack telehandlers: the SkyCoded control system, the  FlexCab easy cab conversion system, and the ReadyHook yoke-mounted rigging hook for effective handling of suspended loads. The SJ1256 THS shares the same control systems, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic layout as the rest of the TH range, ensuring instant familiarity for operators of other TH units.

Purpose-built for rental
The JLG 1932R electric scissor lift is purpose-built for rental. The machine offers a platform height of 19 feet and platform capacity of 550 pounds as well as compact dimensions. It is 32 inches wide with a stowed height of six feet, seven inches. Designed with low total cost of ownership in mind, the 1932R offers serviceability, reliability, and durability. Serviceability is improved through the 1932R’s service access via all-steel, swing-out component trays. It offers a layout that provides technicians with plenty of room to inspect and work effectively on accessible components. Serviceable platform and ground controls provide technicians the ability to repair these components rather than replace them. The 1932R also has a battery charger with a fault code display panel and a USB port, allowing an owner to download the battery charge history. An optional multi-functional digital indicator display on the ground control panel produces fault codes, which saves time diagnosing issues and allows a technician to get right to work fixing the problem.


The 1932R features a low-maintenance active pothole protection system with fewer moving parts. A new platform extension is designed to shed debris, keeping deployment smooth and effective throughout the life of the machine. Meanwhile, the machine’s all-steel platform, steel component doors and thick rubber tires help provide durability. Additionally, a recessed panel protects ground controls from damage during operation. Lift and tie-down points on the frame are strategically located so the transport chains don’t damage the tires while traveling between sites, helping extend tire life.

Designed to meet new regulations
Continuing to offer versatility in the self-propelled large articulated boom market, at 120 feet to 135 feet, the Genie ZX-135/70 articulating boom has been updated to offer customers the latest advancements in engineering design and technology. This new generation of the Genie ZX-135/70 includes the new Genie mini-XChassis axle design, a platform load-sensing system and a simple two-point calibration process to set up the primary boom, secondary boom and jib bell crank in as little as 15 minutes. Designed with transportability in mind, the new Genie mini-XChassis axle design extends and retracts the axles to and from the stowed position with a more compact footprint – eight feet, two inches by 13 feet, six inches retracted or 12 feet 11 inches by 13 feet, six inches extended – to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport. Similar in design to the full-size XChassis expanding axle on the previous generations of this machine, the mini-XChassis system boasts two-thirds the footprint of the full-size version for excellent manoeuverability on and around confined jobsites without disturbing people or traffic. This boom has also been engineered to meet the overload restriction guidelines in the proposed ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as the current European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards. To comply, all new Genie ZX-135/70 booms come standard with new low-maintenance load sense cell technology that monitors the weight in the platform and disables drive, steer and certain boom functions if the load exceeds the platform load limit.

Packed with features
Built to handle the toughest job sites, the compact Snorkel S3219E electric scissor lift delivers a working height of 25 feet and a lift capacity of up to 550 pounds. Designed with a focus on low total ownership costs, this lift can be driven through a standard doorway and can be used outdoors by one person. The Snorkel S3219E is packed with features that benefit both the owner and operator. A dual shear scissor stack and upsized pins provide rigidity and the all-steel construction is robust and durable for a long working life.  High-quality components increase machine reliability and upsized kingpins minimize the risk of damage on-site. A fixed upper control box reduces the risk of theft or damage and includes an integrated power outlet for hand tools. Saloon-door-style entry gates are fitted as standard for easy access into the platform, even when carrying tools. Snorkel’s smooth, proportional operating system gives the operator precise control and deep-cycle batteries ensure a long working life. Sharing the same features, the smaller Snorkel S3215E offers a working height of 21 feet and a lift capacity of up to 600 pounds, while the higher capacity S3220E offers a working height of 26 feet and a lift height of up to 900 pounds. All Snorkel products come with a five-year structural warranty, plus a two-year warranty for parts and labour.

No slave cylinders
Pettibone has introduced a 74-horsepower engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler, giving end users and rental operators another material-handling solution to fit their needs. The 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). This simplified exhaust system is more compact and eliminates the need for the MD3 after-treatment display found on the standard 944B model. Drivetrain and axles have been optimized with the 74-horsepower engine to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. Delivering a maximum load capacity of 9,000 pounds, the 944B provides forward reach up to 30 feet, three inches, and a maximum lift height of 44 feet, four inches. Single-joystick, pilot-operated controls allow for smooth control of all the Extendo’s boom and auxiliary hydraulics. For operation in tight areas, the 944B offers four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering modes. The robust design of the Extendo features two wide-stance, heavy-duty lift cylinders with innovative automatic fork and load leveling that eliminates the need for slave cylinders. To further improve load stability, the 944B offers 24 degrees of frame sway (12 degrees left and right of center) and is equipped with a rear axle stabilization system.

Automatic adjustment
Wacker Neuson has expanded its telehandler line with the addition of the TH627. The TH627 is a unique ground-engaging telehandler that uses a versatile three-in-one machine concept. Designed with a hydraulic universal attachment plate, the TH627 can be used with ground-engaging attachments and work like a wheel loader to dig and carry, a skid steer with a compact footprint capable of using multiple attachments, and a telehandler with a lift height of 18-feet, seven-inches and 5,500-pound lifting capacity. The TH627 features a load-management system that maximizes performance and minimizes tipping situations by automatically adjusting the position of the load. The bucket mode is used for loading and unloading materials with a bucket and operating in more open areas. When raising the load in bucket mode, the boom functions are controlled manually by the operator. When the boom is lowered, the LMS automatically retracts the telescopic arm to keep the load as close to the front axle as possible. In stacking/fork mode, when raising the load, the boom raises and telescopes at the same time, keeping the load on a vertical plane. The operator does not need to self-adjust the load in a tight situation. When lowering the load in stacking/fork mode, the LMS retracts and lowers the boom at the same time, to keep the load on a vertical plane. Wacker Neuson’s newest telehandler is powered by a Tier 4 Final, 74-horsepower Kohler engine with diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after-treatment with no diesel particulate filter, no regeneration and no maintenance. The TH627 features excellent service and maintenance access, reducing downtime and significantly shortening daily maintenance checks.

Thinking of everything
The HA26 range of articulating booms from Haulotte builds on the same design, architecture and performance levels that drove the success of the HA16 and HA20 ranges. It has been designed to meet the expectations of operators in terms of performance and ensure a cost-effective investment for rental companies. The HA26 is suitable for multiple applications, including construction, finishing, maintenance, industrial operations, demolition and landscaping. To simplify loading and unloading, Haulotte has added a high-performance lighting system located at several points around the machine. The lighting illuminates the controls and the area around the boom. To prevent crushing risks and protect operators the HA26 range is equipped with the Haulotte ActiveShield Bar 2.0 fully incorporated into the upper control protection cover to guarantee better ergonomics and strength. The bar uses a “push forward” principle that provides a safety gap to prevent crushing without compromising productivity. The boom is designed for smooth and flexible movement with enhanced boom rigidity, regulated boom kinematics and automatic damping of the ramp motion when approaching full extension. For better visibility while driving, the jib can be raised to a vertical position even when the machine is moving at full speed. Working height is 26.4 meters with an up-and-over clearance of 9.3 meters and horizontal reach of 17.5 meters. The dual load-capacity modes take 250 or 350 kilograms depending on the mode selected. Oscillating axles provide superior ground adhesion and the hydraulic differential wheel lock effectively distributes power with higher ground clearance and a small turning radius. Gradeability is 45 per cent.

No outriggers needed
JCB has launched the 510-42 Loadall, a telescopic handler with a 10,000-pound maximum lift capacity and a 42-foot lift height that requires no outriggers. The 510-42 is available with a JCB EcoMAX 109-horsepower engine requiring no diesel particulate filter, or a 74 horsepower engine requiring no diesel particulate filter and no diesel engine fluid. The new 510-42 Loadall is unique in its capability, capacity and efficiency, designed to move loads up to 10,000 pounds while adding efficiency and productivity gains by not having to deploy stabilizers. It features 500-hour extended service intervals and simplified maintenance procedures with all daily checks performed at ground level. Maintenance planning is enhanced by JCB’s available LiveLink telematics system, which provides machine status information to remote devices. With a one-piece, fully welded chassis and JCB’s U-profile boom that has been proven on more than 200,000 machines, the 510-42 delivers the strength and reliability necessary to complete any work site application.

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