April 9, 2019 - As it continues celebrating its 60 years of innovation, Snorkel launched its next generation of electric slab scissor lifts at Bauma 2019.
Originally shown as a concept at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, the Snorkel S3019E features a patent-pending design that enables the scissor stack to stow entirely inside the chassis.
This sunken scissor stack provides a low step-in height for the operator, which improves the ease of ingress and egress from the platform. It also results in a lower stowed machine height of just 69.1 in., meaning it can be driven through standard doorways without folding guardrails. It’s also compliant with the ANSI A92 standards, which come into effect in December 2019.
New for Snorkel scissor lifts, the S3019E is equipped with both electric drive and electric steer, meaning there are no hydraulic hoses. This eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks and improves the duty cycle as there is less energy loss compared to hydraulic driven units.
The Snorkel S3019E can lift up to 550 lbs. to a maximum platform height of 19 ft. Measuring just 30.5 in. wide, the S3019E is equipped with a 36-in. roll-out extension deck that expands the maximum working area to 24 in. by 100.5 in. Weighing 3,485 lbs., the battery-powered S3019E has nonmarking tires as standard, and it is rated for one person plus tools for outdoor use.
“We believe that the Snorkel S3019E will disrupt the standard convention of what a slab scissor lift is,” said Matthew Elvin, Snorkel CEO. “In terms of safety, the low step-in height is a major benefit, as a large proportion of jobsite accidents occur when operators are entering and exiting the working platform. From a productivity standpoint, the overall low stowed height eliminates the need to fold down guardrails, and the electric drive and electric steering provide a long duty cycle and zero inside turning radius for greater maneuverability on the job.”
Both ANSI and CE compliant versions are now available to order, with the model expected to enter U.S. production in Q4 2019.