From left: Don Ahern, Willi Buchtmann and Bernhard Kahn.

From left: Don Ahern, Willi Buchtmann and Bernhard Kahn.

Snorkel is expanding its electric slab scissor lift family that was originally launched at The Rental Show in February 2015.

The new S3215E and S3220E models join the existing family of four hydraulic drive lifts, which include the S3219E, S3226E, S4726E and S4732E.

The S3215E delivers a working height of 21 ft (6.5m) and can lift up to 600 pounds (272kg). The S3220E delivers a working height of 26 ft (8.1m), and a lift capacity of 900 pounds (408kg). These models are particularly popular in European markets, said the manufacturer, where there is a focus on higher lifting capacities.

Both the S3215E and the S3220E share a 32 inch (0.81m) wide chassis, common with the S3219E and S3226E, respectively. The lifts feature Snorkel’s twin-door service trays, providing ‘inside-out’ access to all of the key machine components, even when working in confined spaces.

The new lifts also share the attributes of the rest of the family, including the fixed upper control box, saloon-style entry gates as standard, dual-shear scissor stack design with upsized pins, telescopic extension deck, upsized kingpins, and gravity-actuated pothole protection system.

The new models are now in production at Snorkel’s US manufacturing facility in Elwood, Kansas. They will be officially launched at Bauma in April 2016.

The first order for the new lifts was received at Platformers’ Days 2015, in Germany, by Buchtmann Arbeitsbühnen. Company owner, Mr Willi Buchtmann placed the order with Bernhard Kahn of Ahern Deutschland, for 10 units of the new S3220E model, along with five of the S3219E model.

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