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Snorkel To Debut Electric Drive TM12 Telescopic Mast Lift At Bauma 2016


Munich, Germany (April 11, 2016) ‒ As part of a multi-product launch, Snorkel will show an electric drive version of its popular TM12 self-propelled telescopic mast lift.  Branded the TM12E, it can lift up to 227kg (500 lbs.) to a platform height of up to 3.6m (12 ft.), and weighs in at 840kg (1,850 lbs). 

The highly efficient electric drive system delivers longer duty cycles, thanks to drawing up to 50% less amps than the hydraulic drive version.  The new electric drive system brings the additional benefit of a zero inside turning radius, making it ideal for working in confined spaces, such as in warehouse or retail applications. 

The new TM12E showcases a number of popular Snorkel features, including a new upper control box with a power to platform outlet as standard, consistent with Snorkel’s new electric scissor lift family.  The lift also features saloon-door style entry gates as standard, along with a built-in step in the chassis to ease access in and out of the stowed platform.

Simple to Operate & Maintain

Snorkel is focused on designing aerial lifts that are simple to use and simple to maintain.  The new TM12E has swing-out service trays on both sides of the lift, providing easy access to the batteries and hydraulic components.  All electronic components are housed in a separate compartment, at the rear of the chassis underneath the new step.  This all-steel compartment is designed to provide additional protection to the electronics, while still providing quick and easy access, using just two bolts.

Lower controls are positioned in the rear of the chassis, making them easy to access, even when machines are parked side-by-side.  The control panel is recessed to minimize damage, and the battery charger and power to platform plugs are fitted flush into the rear chassis.  This helps to prevent damage, but also eliminates the need for a ‘pigtail’ style charging lead, which can be lost or damaged on jobsites.

Common with many Snorkel lifts, the TM12E features Snorkel’s on-board diagnostic system with a visual display to ease the troubleshooting process.  This system is fully integrated into the machine and does not require the use of any additional external diagnostic devices.

Available Quarter 3, 2016

The TM12E is expected to enter full production in Quarter 3, 2016, and will be sold globally, alongside the current hydraulic drive Snorkel TM12.  It will be backed by Snorkel’s standard two year parts & labor warranty, and five year structural warranty.

Find Snorkel at stand FS.1103/2 in the outdoor arena at Bauma. For more information on Snorkel, visit

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