Snorkel develops new mega lineup of scissor lifts


Snorkel is introducing a new family of large deck construction scissor lifts, with a focus on ultra-high lifting capacities, to meet customer demand for increased jobsite productivity.

Designed to lift more materials to the working area, the new family includes four models ranging from the S9031RT-HC with a maximum working height of 11.4 metres and lifting capacity of 1,587 kg, to the S9070RT-HC, with a maximum working height of 23.3 metres and a lifting capacity of 907 kg.

With dual powered extension decks and four hydraulic stabilizers with automatic levelling as standard, the new scissor lifts deliver a high specification lift to handle heavy duty applications.  

With a maximum platform size of 8.23 metres by 2.28 metres when fully extended, the new lifts provide a vast working area and help to reduce the number of times the operator needs to lower and elevate the lift.

The smaller S9031RT-HC and S9043RT-HC models can both be driven at full height, and the larger S9056RT-HC and S9070RT-HC can be driven at height up to 13.1 metres. 

With 50 per cent gradeability, all four lifts are powered by a Kubota diesel engine and have four-wheel drive capabilities with large 91 cm high grip foam-filled tires for handling rough terrain.

For material loading, the new scissor lift lineup is designed with an integrated double material loading gate on the platform to allow a full-size pallet to be placed directly onto the deck. This makes the loading of materials onto the lift both safe and more efficient, as the correct material handling equipment can be used. 

With weights ranging from 6,803 kg to 11,566 kg, the high-capacity Snorkel scissor lift family has been designed to provide a long-working life. The dual-shear scissor stack has been constructed from high strength steel for durability and lighter overall weight.

From a service perspective, the new lifts share many common parts with other Snorkel lifts, including the same drive system as the Snorkel mid-size telescopic boom lift family and on-board diagnostics system for operator and service engineer familiarity.

A side mounted engine with swing-out tray makes light work of engine maintenance. 

Snorkel expects full production of the new scissor lift lineup to begin in late 2020.