Aerial equipment manufacturer Skyjack will celebrate the building of its 250,000thaerial work platform this year by launching a quest to find the oldest working Skyjack scissorlift. Skyjack plans to reward the owner of the world’s “longest-running Skyjack” with a brand new Skyjack scissor platform.
Skyjack is utilizing social media in its search process, asking its customers to search their fleets and upload details and images of their oldest models to dedicated pages on Facebook and Twitter. Users need to upload images along with details of the machine, including serial number, year of manufacturer and place of purchase to one of the following sites:
“We want to celebrate our future by looking at the successes of our past,” said Brad Boehler, Skyjack president. “Skyjack scissorlifts are well-known for their reliability and durability, and when I talk to customers I know they’re always pleased with the work levels they can achieve over long working lives. That’s why our search for the oldest unit will not be easy. There are so many Skyjacks out there, the world over, offering reliable performance, day in and day out, even after decades in the field. We’re really looking forward to hearing our customers’ stories, and we’ll be sharing them as our search develops.”
The quest was announced at The Rental Show in Las Vegas this week. Quest 2013 applicants will be accepted until Dec. 31, or when verification of the oldest aerial number has been identified, whichever is soonest.
Skyjack officials said they hope the search for the oldest-running machine will create an online international community of AWP users who can share experiences of their long-term ownership of Skyjack machines. The company also hopes the campaign will spotlight the durability of Skyjack AWPs.
Skyjack built is first scissorlift 29 years ago. The company’s history dates to 1969 when a small Canadian machine shop, operating as Haessler-DeWay Ltd. began business. Today Skyjack is owned by multi-billion dollar Linamar Group and headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto.