Snorkel Re-Launching Mast Lift at ConExpo

Snorkel, Elwood, Kan., is re-launching its popular 12-foot vertical mast lift, with enhancements, at ConExpo 2011. Launched in the mid-1990s, the UpRight TM12 was the original self-propelled telescopic mast lift and remains the market leader in many territories across the world. Following the UpRight brand’s consolidation into Snorkel last year, the machine has been updated. The new version will be marketed as the Snorkel M1230E: M = mast lift; 12 = working height in feet; 30 = width in inches; E = electric.

The M1230E can be driven through standard doorways and carried in passenger elevators, and will still lift two people with tools to a safe platform height of 12 feet (3.7m). The robust reverse concentric mast design gives the M1230E its lift capacity of 500 pounds (227kg) and an extremely stable work platform, even when fully elevated. The M1230E is used in a wide range of applications, from construction and maintenance to stock-picking.

The new version has been upgraded with twin saloon-style entry gates and a flat steel deck floor with high grip tape, which prevents any misplaced screws or other small items falling into the machine’s works. It retains the all-steel, “rental-tough” construction that has made the TM12 popular with equipment rental companies for more than a decade.

It features the same control system that was introduced last year into Snorkel’s S Series slab scissor lifts, providing smooth proportional controls and easy-to-use diagnostics for troubleshooting. For the first time, the M1230E is now also available with an optional deck extension and a variable height, front-mounted stock-picker tray. Like all Snorkel lifts, it is designed to be simple to use, easy to troubleshoot, and easy to service, delivering low total ownership costs.