How To Read Snorkel Serial Plates

How To Read Snorkel Serial Plates

When contacting Snorkel support, the serial plate on your Snorkel lift provides key information about the machine, including product specifications, origin of manufacturing and manufacture date. Understanding the serial plate is important for safe operation and maintenance of the unit.


General location of serial plate by model family.*

  • Electric slab scissor lifts and mast lifts – Below the saloon doors and behind the steps
  • Rough terrain scissor lifts – On the cabinet near the lower control panel
  • Telescopic boom lifts – On the left frame plate, behind the wheel
  • Articulating boom lifts – On the upper turntable below the base of the boom, or rear of chassis
  • Legacy booms (manufactured before 2017) – To the side of the lower control panel

*Please be sure to check the exact location as each machine differs.


One of the most important pieces of information is the serial number, located on the top right of the serial plate. Separated by three dashes, the serial number identifies four things: the model number, manufacturing plant, manufacturing date and unit number.

Example serial number: S3370RT-07-170300298
S3370RT – Model name for a Snorkel rough terrain scissor lift with a maximum platform height of 33 ft. and overall width of 70 in.
07 – Manufacturing plant in Levin, New Zealand
1703 – Manufacturing year and month of March 2017
00298 – Unit #298

Manufacturing plants
01 – UK
04 – Kansas, USA
07 – New Zealand
11 – Henderson, USA
12 – China


Based on the model, serial plates contain varying specifications in both imperial and metric dimensions, such as the following:

  • Model Type
  • Model Number
  • Month/Year of Manufacture
  • Empty Vehicle Weight
  • Engine Powered Models (for diesel machines)
  • Maximum Outrigger Load (for machines with stabilizing outriggers)
  • Maximum Gradeability (by percentage)
  • Maximum Allowable Manual Force (indoor and outdoor ratings)
  • Maximum Platform Height
  • Rated Number of Occupants (indoor and outdoor ratings)
  • Slope Sensor Alarm Setting (front-to-back and side-to-side)
  • Maximum Wheel Load
  • Battery Powered Models (voltage for Drive Motors & Batteries)
  • Charger Input (for electric machines)
  • Maximum Allowable Wind Speed
  • Maximum Platform Reach
  • Maximum Drive Height
  • Unrestricted Platform Capacity
  • Steer and Drive Axle Weights

For more information on your Snorkel lift, visit Snorkel Support.

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