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Chicago Cubs enlist Skyjack units for retro refit

Skyjack helps to give Wrigley Field a celebratory centenary makeover

The iconic ballpark's giant marquee has been restored to its original green and gold to celebrate the Chicago Cubs' centenary.
The iconic ballpark's giant marquee has been restored to its original green and gold to celebrate the Chicago Cubs' centenary.

The Chicago Cubs have used a Skyjack trio to give their Wrigley Field stadium a retro makeover.

The iconic baseball park’s marquee was painted green and gold to celebrate the Illinois team’s 100th anniversary.

Skyjack SJ 6832RT and SJ 66T machines were used to restore the sign back to the way it looked in 1934 when it was installed.

The retro rennovators used Benjamin Moore, Wrigley Field’s official paint. The stadium, located in the heart of Chicago, is the oldest National League ballpark and the second-oldest active major league ballpark after the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park in Massachusetts.

Painters used Skyjack units to reach the giant marquee, which was given coats of Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold. The two SJ 6832RT rough-terrain scissor lifts offered raised platform heights of 9.75m, allowing the painters to reach the sign.

The SSJ 66T telescopic boom, meanwhile, boasts a working height of 22m and a horizontal reach of 17m. The unit’s ‘Detroit Locker’ rear differential and limited slip front differential made it ideal for use on Chicago’s uneven sidewalks.

The renovation was conducted without incident, despite taking place at the congested intersection of Clark and Addison streets.

 

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