What You Didn’t Know About SkyTrak Machines
An Interview with Justin Davis
Justin is one of our top sales and rental professionals. He’s been in the business since 2006 and with West Coast Equipment since 2013. He works primarily at our new Escondido location, (which is often referred to as “SkyTrak Country”). In this interview, Justin explains why these workhorse machines are the number one selling reach forklifts in the United States, and why customers love them so much.
Why Do Some Customers Pick a SkyTrak Over a JLG Machine?
SkyTrak and JLG are both made by the same manufacturer and have the same performance standards. However, the SkyTrak machines have been around longer, since the 90’s, and so for many operators it has been their go-to machine for decades while other’s just like the feel of the machine better. That’s not to say that SkyTrak and JLG machines are exactly alike. There are slight differences that really make the difference for certain customers.
SkyTrak machines have a slimmer boom and sit a little higher than the JLG machines which some operators say gives them more visibility.
SkyTrak’s total reach is 54 feet, which is a foot shorter than the JLG reach forklifts. For customers who want the extra foot, the JLG machine is for them, but for others 54 feet is just fine.
For the past several years, the SkyTrak and JLG attachments have been interchangeable giving SkyTrak loyalists flexibility and additional options.
Anything New Coming with SkyTrak?
Don’t say that you heard it here but there may be some new exciting developments with SkyTrak coming in 2019. Stay tuned.
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