Snorkel Unveils 460SJ Telescopic Boom Lift

Snorkel has unveiled its new 460SJ mid-sized telescopic boom lift at the HIRE 16 trade show in Queensland, Australia, May 5-6.

Available globally, the 460SJ is part of a new family of four telescopic boom lifts introduced by Snorkel this year. The family also includes the 660SJ, officially launched in mid April at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Built to last, the all-steel Snorkel 460SJ delivers 46-ft. (16.0 m) platform height, 40'0" (12.2 m) outreach, and can lift up to 600 lbs. (272 kg).

The 460SJ features a 6'7" (2.0 m) jib that can articulate 135°, and the lift is also available without the jib, as the model 400S, with a platform height of 33'6" (12.2 m).

Fitted with a fixed axle as standard, the 460SJ delivers excellent rough-terrain performance thanks to a traction manifold that always delivers oil to all four wheels for continuous 4-wheel drive, with the ability to climb grades to 50%. An oscillating axle is optional.

The 460SJ features Snorkel’s new tri-entry removable platform and Snorkel Guard secondary guarding system as standard. Proportional joystick controls operate all functions, including platform rotation and leveling.

At HIRE 16, the Snorkel 460SJ is on display alongside the larger Snorkel 660SJ in Ahern Australia’s stand in the Outdoor Area (A8).

Both models are now available for ordering worldwide.

At the show, Ahern Australia is also officially launching Snorkel’s new line of hydraulically driven electric scissor lifts. The new Snorkel electric scissor lift line includes six models, three of which will be on display at the show.  The S3219E, S3226E and S4732E will make their first appearance in the Australian market, showcasing features such as twin-door ‘inside-out’ access to components, upsized kingpins, dual shear scissor stack for increased rigidity, and on-board diagnostics for easy maintenance.  The new scissor lifts are now available to order.

HIRE 16 is also seeing Ahern showcase telehandlers and trailers  manufactured in Snorkel’s New Zealand facility, including two products designed specifically for the Australian market. The MHP13AT is a robust and reliable towable boom lift, offering 12.9m working height and 6.4m of outreach, that is ideal for tradespeople and facilities maintenance.  The Snorkel S2255RT is a narrow and lightweight compact rough terrain scissor lift that can lift up 420kg to a working height of 8.5m.  Designed predominantly for working in constricted areas on uneven ground, this lift can be towed on a trailer behind any vehicle with 3.0 tonne GVM or greater, making it ideal for multi-site applications.

Ahern Australia will also display an Xtreme Manufacturing XR1255 rough-terrain telehandler at the show. Now available to order in Australia, the heavy duty XR1255 can lift up to 5,400 kg and has a maximum reach of 16.0m, making it ideal for multi-story construction projects.