Skyjack SJ85AJ Diesel Boom Lift

Skyjack SJ85AJ

800+ Machine Fleet

We have over 800 of our own machines plus a large, efficient transport fleet, giving us the ability to meet all of your requirements at a moments notice.

Professional & Friendly

We re-invest into staff traning on a regular basis, ensuring that our work family is always ahead of the industry, friendly and here to help you with the best solution.

30+ Years In The Industry

We’ve been working in the industry for over 30 years now, and APL as a company has been around for over 10+ years - Giving you the confidence that we’re the right people for the job!


We’re not restricted to providing access equipment at any point. Our team are dedicated and solution focused to all of APL’s customers.


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Skyjack articulating booms offer precise positioning capabilities packaged in a high capacity boom with industry-leading up-and-over reach. The tight turning radius on these machines and minimal tailswing make them ideal for maneuvering in confined areas.


Skyjack's EASYDRIVE™ means the boom lift controls are always in the orientation of the operator regardless of position of turret over chassis. This reduces operator confusion by eliminating the need for colour coded arrows to determine drive versus joystick direction.


Skyjack's SJ63/85 AJ features a boom geometry that allows the operator to lower the main fly boom to ground level to restock on material or supplies, then return to full height at the original working position - without lowering the riser section. It can be quickly executed and there is no need for machine repositioning or having to remember the sequence of operations to get back to the original working position - thus, improving productivity.


The jib can be rotated precisely to where you need to work. The self levelling platform can also be rotated to meet your ideal work position.


Ensures that the riser and main pivot point connecting the fly boom to the riser travel in a straight vertical line. Movement in a true vertical manner, without drifting forward or back, reduces the amount of repositioning the operator needs to do in order to stay close to a building facade, improving productivity.


The Skyjack SGE system features a sensor bar that when pushed instantly stops all functions and initiates an audible siren and high intensity flashing beacon. If the bar is released within one second the siren and beacon will cease and the selected function will return. If pressure is applied for more than one second the siren and beacon will continue to activate and the engine will stop, halting all functions until reset.

Battery Powered
Diesel Powered
Dual Fuel
Jack Legs
Non Marking Tyres
Basket Rotation




  • Working Height 27.91m
  • Platform Height 25.91m
  • Horizontal Outreach 17.07m
  • Up and Over Height 10.36m
  • A. Platform Size 0.91m x 2.40m
  • B. Width Stowed 2.49m
  • C. Tailswing 0.91m
  • D. Height Stowed 2.67m
  • E. Transportation Height 2.67m
  • F. Length Stowed 11.63m
  • G. Transportation Length 10.03m
  • H. Wheelbase 2.84m
  • I. Ground Clearance 0.34m
  • Rotation 360°
  • Platform Rotation 170°
  • Jib Length 1.68m
  • Jib Range +65°/-60°
  • Machine Weight 16,965kg
  • Gradeability 45%
  • Turning Radius (Inside) 3.05m
  • Turning Radius (Outside) 6.22m
  • Axle Oscillation 10.16cm
  • Lift Capacity 227/340kg
  • Maximum # of Persons 2/3

HIRE Skyjack SJ85AJ Diesel Boom Lift


We’re recognised as one of the leading privately owned single source MEWP rental companies in the UK, dedicated to making powered access simple.

Our professional team are ready and waiting for you. If you have any questions or thoughts, we’re here to answer them!

0800 085 3709
01942 601 752
Aerial Platforms Ltd
Denebrook Court
Greenfold Way
Greater Manchester

*These specifications are a guide only and are subject to change due to manufacturer and supplier availability. APL Aerial Platforms and its suppliers cannot be held liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained through the use of this website to select and specify equipment.

COVID - 19

COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.