45 ft

Working Height

771 lbs

Platform Capacity

9,017 lbs



The Snorkel S3970BE is the bi-energy version of the S3970RT rough terrain scissor lift. For the ultimate jobsite flexibility, operators can switch between a diesel engine and zero emission battery power. Compact with a roll-out deck extension and non-marking, high grip tires, the S3970BE suits all terrains.

Max. working height
45 ft
Max. platform height
39 ft
Platform size (stowed)
5 ft 2 in x 9 ft 8 in
Platform size (extended)
5 ft 2 in x 13 ft 1 in
Deck extension length
4 ft
Overall length
11 ft
Overall width
5 ft 10 in
Min. height (guardrails folded)
7 ft
Stowed height
9 ft 8 in
Ground clearance
13 in
Platform capacity (SWL)
771 lbs
Max. drive height
39 ft
Max. wind speed
28 mph
Max. drive speed (elevated)
0.2 mph
Max. drive speed (stowed)
2.8 mph
Raise / lower time
50 / 60 seconds
Gradeability (engine)
Gradeability (batteries)
Max. stabilizer leveling (front to rear)
Max. stabilizer leveling (side to side)
Inside turning radius
8 ft 10 in
Outside turning radius
16 ft 3 in
27 x 10.5 – 15 non-marking foam filled
Proportional joystick
Drive system
4 wheel drive
Power source
Bi-energy Kubota D-902 water-cooled diesel 22.5hp and 4 x 6v 305Ah batteries
9,017 lbs
Specifications subject to change without notice. The equipment hereunder have been subject to limited testing, and any performance specifications and representations are the result of limited testing. Photos and diagrams are shown for illustrative purposes only. Snorkel makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee regarding the information contained herein or the suitability of its equipment for any particular purpose. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to independently determine suitability of any equipment or parts, and to test and verify the same. Refer to appropriate Snorkel operator’s manual for detailed instructions on the proper use and maintenance.
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  • DC & diesel power – for indoor & outdoor work
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Roll-out deck extension
  • 4 hydraulic stabilizers with automatic leveling
  • Non-marking foam filled tires
  • Proportional controls
  • Power line to platform
  • Platform overload system
  • Drive motion alarm
  • Descent alarm
  • Fold-down guardrails
  • Flashing amber light (x2)
  • Oscillating axle
  • Hour meter & on-board diagnostics display
  • Manual lowering valve
  • Dual lanyard attachment points
  • 2 years parts & labor, 5 year structural warranty
Hydraulic generator 110V 2kW
Environmental hydraulic oil
Cold weather package (block heater + battery warm up)
Special paint colors
Nylon spreader pads (set of 4)

Dual Capacity Comparison Flyer

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Specification Sheet (Imperial)

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Product Range Multifold

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Emergency Descent Procedure



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