Snorkel to Make a Splash with Low-Level Access at ARA

Instead of big booms and rough-terrain equipment, Snorkel, Elwood, Kan., will show its wide selection of battery-powered low-level access units and personnel equipment at The Rental Show in Las Vegas, Nev., These units are generally designed to be used by one person for interior applications at heights under 40 feet. Each machine on display will have Snorkel’s key engineering principles at their core, ensuring low total ownership costs with robust designs, simple operation, and a low cost to maintain. “We believe that low level access will undergo major growth in North America, as more and more people swap podiums and stepladders for lightweight, compact aerial lifts," said David Smith, president of Snorkel North America.

"Additionally, lightweight, compact lifts fit well with the ‘Mom & Pop’ rental store ethos, which includes acquiring relatively low-cost lifts that deliver an excellent return on investment," Smith said.

“Snorkel believes in providing the same level of support and service to a customer who buys one lift a year, as a customer who buys one thousand,” Smith said. “The Rental Show is a great opportunity for us to engage with these smaller, family-owned rental companies and further demonstrate our commitment to this sector.”

On display will be:

Snorkel's Pop-Up PUSH Series push-around scissor lifts, which have platform heights of 6, 8, and 10 feet. The lightweight Push Series was developed through feedback from major contractors to ensure it can withstand tough jobsites. More than 6,000 Pop-Up lifts have now been sold worldwide.

The TM12 self-propelled mast lift, which fits through a standard internal door and is light enough to travel in a passenger elevator. With a platform height of 12 feet, it has a rigid mast for platform stability. Proven over more than a decade, the TM12 is popular with rental companies and contractors for its versatility and all-steel chassis.

The XT24SD towable scissor lift is a 24-foot towable scissor lift with friction drive assist. The unit can be towed to the customer’s premises, then driven into position from the platform, like a standard self-propelled machine.

The A38E electric articulated boom lift  is 100 percent battery-powered unit with zero emissions during use.

The compact SPM20 self-propelled mast lift features a 20-foot platform height, simple controls, and weighs less than 1,900 pounds. In 2011, the design will be enhanced to include a sequencing wire rope for smoother elevation and descent.

Snorkel PAM series push-around mast lifts are entry level units with 21- to 26-foot platform heights. Quick and easy to set up, PAM series lifts fit through a standard doorway and have an easy-tilt device for loading on pick-up trucks. New design features for 2011 include improved outrigger interlocks to prevent misuse and better mast stability.

Snorkel UL series push-around mast lifts feature platform heights of 25, 32, and 40 feet. Lightweight for working on floors with sensitive load bearings, the UL series are easy to push around, simple to set up, and fit through a standard doorway. All UL lifts have an easy-tilt device for loading on pick-up trucks.

Snorkel MB series self-propelled mast boom lifts (MB20, MB26) combine an ultra-narrow chassis with versatile “up and over” outreach capabilities. The lifts achieve maximum platform heights of 19'8" and 26 feet with 475lbs platform capacity.

Snorkel TL Series towable boom lifts (TL34, TL37J, TL39, TL49J) have live hydraulic controls and an all-steel boom. The units are available in 34-, 37-, 39-, and 49-foot platform heights.

Snorkel S Series self-propelled scissor lifts  include a strong steel chassis, new controls for easy troubleshooting, and they are available in platform heights of 19, 26, and 32 feet.