DEUTZ® TCD 2.2 ENGINE MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN NEW SKYJACK SJ519 TH TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Engine lowers acquisition cost while providing powerful performance with less maintenance
NORCROSS, GA (April 17, 2018) -- Skyjack, Inc. has introduced a new compact telescopic handler for the rental industry that features the high-torque, 75hp, Tier-4-Final DEUTZ TCD 2.2 L3 diesel engine. Both the Skyjack SJ519 TH telescopic handler and the DEUTZ engine made their North America debuts at the recent 2018 ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.
"With the Tier 4 Final deadline less than a year away, it's important that manufacturers install engines that not only meet Tier 4 standards, but also offer simple maintenance and optimal performance at a reasonable cost," said Steve Corley, chief sales officer for DEUTZ Corporation. "This is particularly important in the equipment rental industry. Based on our successful TCD 2.9 Series – which Skyjack uses in many of its other telescopic handlers – our new TCD 2.2 L3 uses a DVERT® oxidation catalyst (DOC) that enables maintenance-free operation under all application and ambient conditions for Tier 4."
All DEUTZ 75hp TCD engines are able to provide high levels of torque that compensate for their lower horsepower, which is particularly useful for load-lifting machines like telescopic handlers. As a result, the new Skyjack SJ519 TH telescopic handler can raise heavy loads and travel safely over rough terrain.
"Our goal is to produce and sell machines that combine reliability, outstanding performance and top value," said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing for Skyjack, Inc. "We've previously chosen DEUTZ engines for other Skyjack telescopic handlers.. Now, we're confident that the TCD 2.2 L3 is an ideal solution for the compact SJ519 TH model thanks to its smaller footprint, excellent reliability, cost benefits and Tier-4-Final compliance."
According to Skyjack, the TH line was engineered to meet the broad requirements of the rental equipment industry while filling a gap in the telehandler market with "workhorse" machines that offer the features and versatility previously only found on premium units. The new, compact SJ519 TH remains consistent with this philosophy by offering easily accessible service points, a simple control panel and multifunction display and a modular cab that rental dealers can easily convert from open to closed as needed.
"Since launching the TH telehandler range, we've received excellent feedback from the rental market," Early said. "Demand for compact machines continues to grow, and because the new SJ519 TH offers top-notch features and a DEUTZ engine, we anticipate many rental dealerships adding them to their fleets. Partnering with DEUTZ provides our customers with access to worldwide service support, brand recognition and a reliable reputation that they can trust."
The TH telescopic handler range is not the only Skyjack product line that features DEUTZ engines.The company's powered boom line has been powered by DEUTZ engines since 2006.
"Supplying engines to a prestigious equipment manufacturer like Skyjack is truly a testament to the technology and innovative spirit that are at the heart of every DEUTZ product," Corley said. "Our goal is to provide Skyjack and all our OEM customers with engines that give their machines a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The TCD 2.2 L3 is another example of our dedication to that goal."
To learn more about DEUTZ Corporation, as well as its complete line of diesel and natural gas engines, visit www.deutzamericas.com. For more information on the Skyjack SJ519 TH telescopic handler, visit skyjack.com.
ABOUT DEUTZ CORPORATION:
For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The 9 millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2015. From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports its product range of 25- to 830-hp diesel and natural gas engines. The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release. The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing nearly 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia. Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users. For more information, visit www.deutzamericas.com.