Snorkel to Unveil New and Updated Aerial Lifts at Bauma

Snorkel is launching three new global products at Bauma 2013, including a compact RT scissor lift, a low-level access machine, and a self-propelled mast boom lift.


The S3970RT compact rough-terrain scissor lift is designed for working in confined spaces, such as in between buildings. Built on Snorkel’s SRT chassis, the S3970RT provides a maximum platform height of 11.5m (39ft) but is only 1.77m (70ins) wide.


Suitable for rough-terrain applications, the S3970RT has four-wheel drive, an articulating rear axle, 350mm of ground clearance and 30% gradeability. Standard features include automatic self-levelling stabilizers and a 1.2m (3.9 ft.) extension deck for additional outreach.


The S3970RT joins two established products in the Snorkel SRT series; the S3370RT and S2770RT. Like these lifts, the S3970RT is powered by a Kubota diesel engine, but is also available powered by a petrol engine, LPG, or a petrol-LPG combination. It is also available as the S3970BE bi-energy model. This versatile drive train allows the operator to work outdoors on the diesel engine, then switch to an electric motor for emissions legislation compliance when working inside buildings. Additional standard features include fork lift pockets for ease of transport and a slide-out service tray for quick and easy access to the engine.


Designed at Snorkel’s New Zealand facility for the Australasian market, the machine will be available in the rest of the world later this year.


Snorkel will also show a new self-propelled low-level access platform at Bauma. Providing a 3m (10 ft.) maximum platform height, the battery-powered Snorkel S1030E is lightweight enough for almost any floor load-bearing restrictions and can be driven at full height, delivering increased productivity and efficiency benefits over push-around low-level access platforms.


Furthermore, Snorkel has enhanced its popular M1230E self-propelled mast lift with a 500mm (19.7-in.) roll-out deck extension. This optional extra extends the platform size to 1.46m (4.8 ft.), providing additional reach without the need to move the machine. The M1230E all-electric lift can be driven through standard interior doorways and carried in passenger elevators, as well as lift two people with tools to a safe platform height of 3.6m (11.8 ft.).


The robust reverse concentric mast design gives the M1230E its excellent lift capacity of 227 kg (500 lbs.) (113 kg / 250 lb. with the deck extended) and an extremely stable work platform, even when fully elevated. It is used in a wide range of applications, from construction and maintenance to stock-picking. It is also rated for outdoor use by one person.


The M1230E is fitted with twin “saloon door-style” entry gates and the same control system also found on Snorkel’s S Series scissor lifts, providing smooth proportional controls and easy-to-use diagnostics for troubleshooting. It also has a flat steel deck floor with high grip tape, which prevents any misplaced screws or other small items falling into the machine’s works.


Bauma 2013 takes place April 15-21 in Munich, Germany. Snorkel's Booth F11 1103/3 is located outdoors.