News - Skyreach Reaches Higher In Queensland


Queensland based access equipment specialist, Skyreach, has added two identical, brand new boom lifts to their rental fleet. The new boom lifts are the biggest in Queensland and allow workers to access work sites which previously required a crane and work cage.

The two new boom lifts in the Skyreach fleet are the JLG model 1500 SJ. This has a maximum platform height of 45.72m (150') and a maximum horizontal reach of 24.38m (80'). Total weight of the JLG 1500SJ is 21,772 kgs and the platform load capacity is up to 454 kgs.

The added bonus of this massive boom lift is its mobility. While extended the boom lift is extremely mobile on a work site making accessing work at height easy. The on board electronic systems are exceptionally sophisticated and limit movement to clearly defined safety tolerances.

According to Rod Leech, Managing Director of Skyreach, the addition to the fleet of the two new mega Skyreach boom lifts confirms the position of Skyreach as Queensland's leading access hire company.

"There are some big projects happening in Queensland where clients need access to big equipment," Rod Leech said. "Both of the new Skyreach 150' boom lifts are presently working alongside one another at the new public hospital project on the Gold Coast."

"Without the exceptional reach of our two booms lifts, the contractor would have had no option but to bring in cranes with work cages for the workmen to do their job at height. The cranes are a much more expensive and much more time consuming alternative, Rod Leech said.

"There is no question that with the exceptional height and reach, the new Skyreach mega boom lifts deliver better access, cheaper operational costs and quicker turnaround times on site."

Big equipment such as the Skyreach 150' boom lift needs specialised transportation to get from site to site. Skyreach operates their own transport fleet and can relocate the booms to any location required at short notice.

"There are applications for the Skyreach 150' boom lift in the building, construction, manufacturing, mining and telecommunications industries."

Whether the need is modern access equipment or anything else related to the rental industry in the Gladstone region, Skyreach is on hand ready to assist.

The new Skyreach branch office is conveniently located at 56A Benaraby Road, Gladstone. Area Manager Bill Fleming can be contacted on (07) 4979 0066 or 0488 011 511. The Skyreach national toll free call centre number is 1800 457 145.