22 Skyjack scissor lifts assist with Baku stadium

SJIII 4632s DC electric scissor lifts prove indispensable in carrying out aerial works on tricky site

Skyjack’s SJIII 4632 reaches 11.75m, with a raised platform height of 9.75m and an overall capacity of 317kg.
Skyjack’s SJIII 4632 reaches 11.75m, with a raised platform height of 9.75m and an overall capacity of 317kg.

A Skyjack dealer supplied 22 SJIII 4632s to help build Azerbaijan’s Olympic Stadium in Baku.

The 22 Skyjack DC electric scissor lifts fit the needs of the stadium-building contractors perfectly, according to Ruslan Semikhov, director at Skyjack rental company Universal AZ.

Upon delivery at the jobsite, the electric scissor lifts were used every day for 12 hours at a time, ramping up to 24 hours a day as the stadium neared completion.

“The machines were ideal for the job — we recommended them to the contractor based on their simple design, reliable reputation and low maintenance,” said Semikhov.

“And once they got to the jobsite, the SJIII 4632s didn’t disappoint. During aerial work, where the machines had to fit piping, electricals, water lines and cables, the units’ drivability at full height really came into play.”

At its working height, Skyjack’s SJIII 4632 reaches 11.75m, with a raised platform height of 9.75m and an overall capacity of 317kg.

“Our customers needed machines that were durable due to the uneven ground, which was sometimes littered with metal and other debris,” he said. “Moreover, the 22 SJIII 4632s electric scissor lifts had to work long hours across a vast jobsite, and they dealt with these challenges easily.”

Semikhov also noted how Skyjack’s simplistic design meant he only sent one person to manage onsite machine maintenance during the one and a half year project.

“The person I sent had never worked with a Skyjack machine before, but they managed it with ease,” he said, highlighting Skyjack’s colour-coded and numbered wiring system as a contributing factor.

And while the Baku stadium was completed in June, ready for the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Games, the machines have continued to operate onsite to assist with other aerial works.

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