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Snorkel Launches Pair of Booms at Lift and Access Showcase

Snorkel, Elwood, Kan, launched two new booms at last week’s Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz. Designed and built in North America, the Snorkel A62JRT is a 61’8” platform height, articulated boom, while the T66JRT is a 66-foot platform height telescopic boom. Both booms are built on Snorkel’s Polaris chassis.

The Snorkel A62JRT, which replaces the company’s AB60JRT, offers improved drive and lift capabilities (particularly up-and-over clearance at 29’6”) and a 100 percent reduction in tail swing compared with the previous model. It has a 96- by 39-inch platform cage and a compact length of 27’10” when stowed for transport. The A62JRT features optimized steering to achieve a 4’6” inside turning radius, as well as an oscillating front axle with hydrostatic 4WD. Engaging the foot pedal enables the axle to remain operational when stowed or elevated.

The T66JRT, which replaces the Snorkel TB66JRT and TB60RT lifts, incorporates a 6-foot jib and is also available without the jib. The T66JRT has a 4’6” inside turning radius, a lowest stowed height of 8’4”, and a 28-foot transport length. The boom’s tail swing is reduced to 47 inches.

Snorkel plans to deliver the first field evaluation units in the first quarter of 2012, followed by full production in the summer.


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