Snorkel Goes Big at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Snorkel, a leading global manufacturer of aerial lifts, went BIG at the tri-annual CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 trade show last week, with a number of brand-new product launches, including the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift. Making its global debut at the show, the Snorkel 2100SJ “mega boom” is breaking records with a maximum working height of up to 216 ft. (65.8m), an industry-leading horizontal outreach up to 100 ft. (30.4m), and the best-in-class working envelope with an area volume of 5.48 million ft3 (155,176m3). Shown as a preview, Snorkel accepted pre-orders at the show with deliveries scheduled to commence in early 2021

Snorkel also unveiled a “mega scissor” lift at the show. The new Snorkel S9070RT-HC is the first in a family of four new ultra-high capacity large deck construction scissor lifts, which will be introduced through the remainder of 2020, with lifting capacities up to 4,000 lbs. (1,814kg). With a maximum working height of 76 ft. (23.3m) and a lift capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. (907kg), the S9070RT-HC comes equipped with dual powered extension decks and a spacious platform area of 29,160 in2. (18.76m2).

Alongside the new ultra-high capacity construction scissor lift family, Snorkel is launching a line of three large deck construction scissor lifts. With working heights ranging from 39 ft. (11.8m) to 59 ft. (17.9m), the mid-size S9043RT with a maximum. working height of 49 ft. (15.1m) and a lift capacity of 1,500 lbs. (680kg) was on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

In the electric slab scissor lift family, Snorkel is expanding its range and lifting height with the introduction of the new S4740E. This becomes the largest electric slab scissor lift offered by Snorkel, with a maximum working height of 45 ft. 5 in. (14.0m), measuring just 47 in. (1.19m) wide. Ideal for working in tilt-up warehouse spaces and confined high-rise indoor spaces, the Snorkel S4740E is the company’s first lift to be offered with a choice of either hydraulic or electric drive.

Weighing 6,825 lbs. (3,100kg) and with a lifting capacity of up to 550 lbs. (250kg), the S4740E shares the same features and benefits of Snorkel’s existing electric slab scissor lift family, including saloon-door style entry gates, “inside-out” access to key components for easy servicing, and a fixed upper control box with integrated power outlets. The Snorkel S4740E was shown for the first time at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

At CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2020, Snorkel also highlighted new lithium-ion electric powered models, alongside the lithium-electric Snorkel Speed Level that was launched in November 2019. The company previewed a lithium-ion electric compact rough terrain scissor lift, as well as the industry-first lithium-powered compact telehandler, the new Snorkel SR5719E.

In the mid-size telescopic boom lift range, Snorkel showed two new innovations, which have been added to its existing 400S/460SJ and 600S/660SJ models. Displayed for the first time, Snorkel’s new ‘All Terrain’ package for the 600S/660SJ telescopic boom lifts features four independent rubber tracks for use on difficult terrain or where low ground pressure is required.

On the 400S/460SJ telescopic boom lift models, Snorkel showed a new Kubota engine option for the Snorkel 400S and 460SJ mid-size telescopic boom lifts, officially launched at The ARA Show in February 2020. Currently, the 400S and 460SJ are offered with a Deutz 2.9L 49hp (36.5kW) Tier 4 Final diesel engine as standard; however, the new option enables customers to select a simpler engine without compromising performance.

First introduced on the Snorkel A46JRT in 2014, the Kubota V1505 24.9hp (18.6kW) four cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine has been chosen as it falls under the 25hp emissions regulations, reducing complexity and maintenance requirements, as well as reducing noise, while still achieving 50 percent gradeability, a stowed drive speed of 4.25mph (6.8km/h), and equivalent function and control speeds as the Deutz version.

Snorkel is ANSI A92.20 ready, with models at the show highlighting compliance to customers, including the Snorkel S3010E low-level self-propelled mini scissor lift which has been recently updated to include a platform overload system.

During the show, Snorkel provided a preview of its new BIM library which is currently in development. Snorkel is rolling out RFA format 3D models of popular lifts over the coming months to enable customers to visualize the equipment on architectural and construction jobsites, helping to identify the right equipment for the right job.

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