26 April 2019, 13:00
Shown as a concept at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, Snorkel is officially launching its next generation of electric slab scissor lifts at Bauma 2019.
In line with Snorkel’s anniversary year theme ‘celebrating 60 years of innovation’, the Snorkel S3019E pushes the boundaries of scissor lift design. Developed from the ground-up by Snorkel’s in-house engineering team, the Snorkel S3019E features a patent-pending design that enables the scissor stack to stow entirely inside the chassis.
This sunken scissor stack provides a low step-in height for the operator, which improves the ease of ingress and egress from the platform. It also results in a lower stowed machine height, of just 1.76m (69.1 in.), meaning it can be driven through standard doorways without the need for folding guardrails, and is already compliant with the upcoming ANSI A.92 standards which come into effect in December 2019.
New for Snorkel scissor lifts, the S3019E is equipped with both electric drive and electric steer, meaning there are no hydraulic hoses. This eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks, meaning the lift is ideal for use in sensitive areas, and improves the duty cycle as there is less energy loss compared to hydraulic driven units.
The Snorkel S3019E can lift up to 250kg (550 lbs.) to a maximum platform height of 5.79m (19 ft.). Measuring just 0.77m (30.5 in.) wide, the S3019E is equipped with a 0.91m (36 in.) roll-out extension deck that expands the maximum working area to 0.61m (24 in.) x 2.6m (100.5 in.). Weighing 1,581kg (3,485 lbs.), the battery-powered S3019E has non-marking tires as standard, and is rated for one person plus tools for outdoor use.
Matthew Elvin, CEO, Snorkel said, “We believe that the Snorkel S3019E will disrupt the standard convention of what a slab scissor lift is. In terms of safety, the low step-in height is a major benefit, as a large proportion of jobsite accidents occur when operators are entering and exiting the working platform. From a productivity standpoint, the overall low stowed height eliminates the need to fold down guardrails, and the electric drive and electric steering provide a long duty cycle, and zero inside turning radius for greater maneuverability on the job.”
Shown as a pre-production unit at Bauma, both ANSI and CE compliant versions are now available to order, with the model expected to enter U.S. production in Q4 2019.