Global launch for Snorkel boom
By Euan Youdale05 May 2016
Snorkel is debuting its 460SJ mid-size telescopic boom lift for the first time globally at Australian rental show Hire16, taking place this week.
The new boom lift is part of a new family of four telescopic booms introduced by Snorkel this year, including the 660SJ that was officially launched at Bauma 2016.
The all-steel Snorkel 460SJ delivers a working height of 16m, an outreach of 12.2m and can lift up to 272kg. The 460SJ features a 2m jib boom that can articulate 135°, and the lift is also available without the jib boom as the 400S model with a working height of 12.2m.
Fitted with a fixed axle as standard, the 460SJ delivers rough terrain performance thanks to a traction manifold that delivers oil to all four wheels at all time, providing constant 4-wheel drive, with the ability to climb gradients of up to 50%. An oscillating axle is available as an option. The 460SJ features Snorkel’s new tri-entry removable platform, that is equipped with Snorkel Guard secondary guarding system as standard, and the lift benefits from proportional joystick controls for all functions, including platform rotate and level.
The Snorkel 460SJ will be on display alongside the larger Snorkel 660SJ at HIRE 16. Both models are now available to order and visitors to the show will find them on Ahern Australia’s stand in the Outdoor Area.
Ahern Australia will also show Snorkel’s new line of hydraulic drive electric scissor lifts at HIRE 16. The new Snorkel electric scissor lift line includes six models, three of which will be on display at the show, the S3219E, S3226E and S4732E.
Manufactured in Snorkel’s New Zealand facility, Ahern Australia will additionally show two products designed specifically for the Australian market. The MHP13AT is a towable boom lift, offering 12.9m working height and 6.4m of outreach, suitable for tradespeople and facilities maintenance. The Snorkel S2255RT is a narrow and lightweight compact rough terrain scissor lift that can lift up 420kg to a working height of 8.5m. Designed predominantly for working in constricted areas on uneven ground, this lift can be towed on a trailer behind any vehicle with 3 tonne GVM or greater.
Ahern Australia will also display an Xtreme Manufacturing XR1255 rough terrain telehandler at the show.
Hire16 takes place on the Gold Coast, Queensland 5–6 May, and is organised by the Hire & Rental Industry Association (HRIA).