The Patriot 50 is Skylift’s rugged, off-road digger derrick that features a 51’ sheave height & 55’ bucket working height, 6,000lb main boom winch, and 10,500 ft/lbs auger drive. Optioned with a bucket attachment, can handler jib, remotes, & more and installed on a closed or open cab track vehicle, JDC has the equipment you need.


Designed with you in mind, the Skylift Patriot 50 Track Digger Derrick has 10,500 ft/lbs of auger digging torque combined with a 6,000 lb lifting capacity. The Skylift Patriot 50 Track Digger Derrick is the next generation digger derrick that makes the job easier.


Maintining the previous standard for excellence seen from the other models of digger derrick equipment, the Skylift Patriot 50 Track Digger Derrick possess a smooth and precisce ride.



Released in 2011, the Patriot has a 40-foot or 50-foot boom option. This digger derrick is the largest tracked unit available that does not require a tracker or lowboy trailer for transport, easing logistics and lowering costs.


This track driven easement machine gets crews to jobsites with challenging terrains. Additional product features include:

  • 6,000-lb. lift capacity
  • 76 horsepower
  • Two boom options (40′ and 50′)
  • Ride-on digger functionality 


  • Weight: 40′ is 17,780 lbs.; 50′ is 18,600 lbs.
  • Length: 40′ is 17’5″; 50′ is 21′
  • Height: 9′ overall
  • Width: 77″
  • Winch: 6,000 lbs.
  • Sheave height: 41’/51′
  • Side reach: 35’/45′
  • Digging radius: 22’/30′
  • Tracks: rubber

Why Buy?

JDC has the JDC Know-How, and expertise when it comes to Skylift maintenance, performance. If you need a top of the line equipment we’re the ones you need to call. Our mission at the JDC is to get our customers outfitted with the right equipment for the task, and the Skylift Patriot 50 Track Digger Derrick is just that.

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