New feature provides protection against leaks from main hydraulic tray, drive motors and steering cylinders dripping onto floors and components
Powered access major Skyjack has announced a new leak containment system for its DC electric scissor lift range to prevent any potential leaks from hydraulic systems dripping onto floors and other internal components,
Named ECOTRAY, the new feature seeks to provide rental companies and their customers significant benefits through a simple and reliable design. According to Skyjack, the system “removes the need for cumbersome, unsightly ‘diapers’ and is particularly suited for sensitive areas such as work on decorative flooring, clean rooms and areas where hygiene and fear of chemical contamination are of concern”.
Kris Schmidt, product manager at Skyjack, explained: “The idea of the so-called diaper has been around for some time. However, they have proven cumbersome to employ and restrict key lift functionality, so we looked at something different. Unlike other systems that focus on the main hydraulic tray, ECOTRAY also protects against leaks from drive motors and steering cylinders.”
A statement from Skyjack said that unlike other systems, its new ECOTRAY has been “designed for essential machine functionality in mind (for) functions such as pothole protection, static strap use, access to the emergency stop, emergency lowering and the base controls”. The system is protected from job-site debris damage, forklift handling and other influences that can hinder leak containment.
Available as a factory install or field kit option, the system is available on Skyjack’s range of ECOTRAY ready DC scissors and uses a series of purposefully placed catchment trays that contain absorbent pads, which can be quickly and easily replaced.
“As a field kit, ECOTRAY can be fitted within 10 minutes and has been designed to be installed without the need for tools. The changing of absorbent pads takes seconds and replacements are available directly from Skyjack parts. A distinct label shows that the machine is fitted with the system to allow rental companies, operators and customers to identify the machine with an eco-friendly system,” said the statement.
ECOTRAY joins other new features on Skyjack’s new SKYCODED models launched in 2020, including the new SKYCODED control system that provides on-board diagnostics and simplified troubleshooting; a new single location, single step, valve actuation emergency lowering system; a newly redesigned pothole protection system; a new CAN bus capable smart charger; and the new control box with integrated shroud.