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Snorkel Launches New Electric Slab Scissor Family At The Rental Show 2015

New Orleans (February 23, 2015) – Snorkel is officially launching a brand new family of electric slab scissors at The Rental Show in New Orleans this week.  The new hydraulic drive family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E.

The S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs, while the taller S3226E delivers 26-feet of platform height and lifts 500 lbs.  The 47-inch wide S4726E can lift 1,000 lbs to 26-feet, and the S4732E can lift 700 lbs to 32-feet.  Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard.

Designed for the rental industry, these lifts are packed with innovative features which benefit both the rental company and the operator.  The new dual shear design scissor stack features oversized pins to increase stack rigidity and increase the life of the machine.  The platform is made from 12 gauge diamond plate, eliminating the need for grip tape.  The S3219E’s 36-inch and S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E’s 48-inch roll-out deck extension has telescopic rails meaning that the operator can utilize the maximum floorspace of the platform whether stowed or extended.

Upper controls are hard mounted to reduce loss and theft and the lower controls are positioned in the rear of the chassis, allowing easy access when machines are parked side-by-side.  A control panel for loading is located on the external toeboard of the machine, allowing the operator to ‘walk’ the machine onto a truck without needing to be inside the platform.

With a focus on simplicity and durability, the lifts have a gravity-actuated, over-center active pothole protection system that does not rely on springs or hydraulics.  The kingpins have been enhanced by a factor of eight, to eliminate breakage, especially from forklifts when moving the machines.  The S3219E and S3226E both have 3-inch kingpins and the S4726E and S4732E both have 4-inch kingpins.  All new Snorkel slab scissor lifts have a 90° steering design.

Efficient maintenance is an important factor for rental companies, and the Snorkel scissor lifts feature an ‘inside-out’ tray design which makes servicing the equipment light work.  All hydraulic and electrical components are able to rotate outside of the machine chassis for easy access.  With two smaller side doors on each side of the lift instead of the traditional single large door, the operator is able to gain access to the machine components even when parked close to a wall or obstacle as only 18-inches of clearance is required.  The smaller door trays also carry less weight, meaning less strain on the door hinges.

The front side trays both contain batteries, which improve the overall machine balance.  The two rear side trays contain the hydraulic valve and hydraulic power unit.  There is a rear tray containing all electronics including the charger, controller, and contactors.  The tray is housed in heavy-duty ¼ steel which provides additional protection to the machine’s electrics.

The chassis features a solid plate underneath it to protect the undercarriage and a flat top to ensure that any debris falls onto the ground during power washing and does not remain within the machine.  Large, easily accessible tie down points are provided and a heavy-duty step is built into the chassis, enabling the use of a chain across it for tie down.

With 25% gradeability and a long duty cycle per charge, the new Snorkel series of electric slab scissor lifts are designed to deliver a long working life with minimal downtime and low maintenance costs.  Proportional motor and pump rotation conserves battery energy allowing for longer duty cycles as well as charging off the top of the battery, extending the overall life of the battery.

The lifts are now in production and are available to order. For more information, visit

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