Snorkel launches slab scissor and more at Bauma

By Lindsey Anderson12 April 2019

Snorkel’s prototype at Bauma.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Snorkel used Bauma to officially launch a new generation of electric slab scissor lifts.

The Snorkel S3019E features a patent-pending design that enables the scissor stack to stow entirely inside the chassis.

“The sunken scissor stack provides a low step-in height for the operator, which improves the ease of ingress and egress from the platform. It also results in a lower stowed machine height, of just 1.76m (69.1 in.), meaning it can be driven through standard doorways without the need for folding guardrails, and is already compliant with the upcoming ANSI A.92 standards which come into effect in December 2019,” the company said.

The S3019E is equipped with both electric drive and electric steer, meaning there are no hydraulic hoses. This eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks, meaning the lift is ideal for use in sensitive areas, and improves the duty cycle as there is less energy loss compared to hydraulic driven units.

The Snorkel S3019E can lift up to 250kg (550 lbs.) to a maximum platform height of 5.79m (19 ft.). Measuring 0.77m (30.5 in.) wide, the S3019E is equipped with a 0.91m (36 in.) roll-out extension deck that expands the maximum working area to 0.61m (24 in.) x 2.6m (100.5 in.). Weighing 1,581kg (3,485 lbs.), the battery-powered S3019E has non-marking tires as standard and is rated for one person plus tools for outdoor use.

Snorkel’s new S3019E at Bauma.

Matthew Elvin, CEO, Snorkel said, “We believe that the Snorkel S3019E will disrupt the standard convention of what a slab scissor lift is. In terms of safety, the low step-in height is a major benefit, as a large proportion of jobsite accidents occur when operators are entering and exiting the working platform. From a productivity standpoint, the overall low stowed height eliminates the need to fold down guardrails, and the electric drive and electric steering provide a long duty cycle, and zero inside turning radius for greater maneuverability on the job.”

Shown as a pre-production unit at Bauma, both ANSI and CE compliant versions are now available to order, with the model expected to enter U.S. production in Q4 2019.

Snorkel also showed a preview of its first-ever lithium-ion powered aerial lift.

Branded the Snorkel SL26E, the new zero emission Speed Level will be powered by lithium-ion battery packs.

Utilizing a 17kWh Hyperdrive lithium-ion battery pack with an integrated battery management system (BMS), the Snorkel SL26E will deliver extended duty cycles for longer, continuous operation on the jobsite.

For more on this unit, see our Bauma show reviews in our upcoming issues.

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