The Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium will be the first opportunity for the equipment rental industry to operate two new Snorkel booms. Designed and built in North America, the A62JRT and T66JRT booms both utilize Snorkel’s new common “Polaris” chassis. Introduced in 2010 on the Snorkel T46JRT boom, Polaris has garnered praise for its class-leading drive speed and rough-terrain performance. Polaris also brings a new level of commonality to Snorkel’s mid-sized booms.
David Smith, president of Snorkel, said: “We are really excited about the Lift & Access Equipment Showcase. This is the first opportunity for our customers to take the controls and truly experience the new Snorkel booms. The unique format of the Showcase gives us the perfect platform to demonstrate the full power and performance of these lifts and for our customers to understand the benefits of the new Polaris chassis.”
The 62-foot A62JRT articulating boom replaces the Snorkel AB60, offering significantly improved drive-and-lift performance (particularly “up-and-over” clearance) and substantially reduced tailswing, while retaining the simplicity and ease of maintenance/repair for which Snorkel booms are renowned.
The T66JRT telescopic boom provides a platform height of up to 66 feet, including a 6-foot jib. It shares the same platform cage and lift capacity as the T46JRT and A62JRT. The T66JRTand its sibling, the non-jib T60JRT, will replace the Snorkel TB60 and TB65 in early 2012.
The Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium takes place on Nov. 8-9 at West World in Scottsdale, Ariz.. Snorkel will also be showing the A38E and A46JRT articulated booms, along with a compact mid-size rough terrain scissor lift.