Snorkel to show new scissor and boom at ConExpo

03 February 2011

Snorkel will showcase a new 60-foot scissor lift, the Snorkel S6090RT, along with its range of twin deck of scissors at ConExpo this March 22-26 in Las Vegas. The new scissor is the largest lift of its kind for the company. Snorkel will also have its latest rough terrain articulated boom lift on stand, the A62JRT.

The S6090RT has a lift capacity of 1,250 pounds with a width of 90 inches and a platform height of 60 feet. With the standard dual deck extensions fully extended, the scissor has a work area of almost 24-feet long.

The machine has auto-levelling hydraulic outriggers and is powered by Kubota 44 hp water-cooled diesel engine.

The S6090RT is a part of the family of four twin-deck RT scissors geared toward the construction industry, Snorkel says. The entire range features platform heights of 32 feet, 43 feet and 52 feet. For the smaller units, customers can specify no stablizers (for units being used in level ground applications.)

The lower height units also offer platform capacities of up to 2,000 pounds and all retain platform sizes of 72 by 287 inches when extended. Four-wheel drive, a 14-inch ground clearance, high-grip tires and standard oscillating axles make traveling through rough terrain possible.

Snorkel is also expanding on its Polaris mid-size boom family with a new 62-foot working height articulated rough terrain boom lift. The A62JRT features a platform height of 62 feet, an outreach of 42 feet and up and over clearance of 30 feet. Additionally, an 8-foot jib gives the boom more versatility and the three-way, 8-foot-wide entry platform has a 500-pound capacity.

The A62JRT shares the common Polaris chassis that was introduced in 2010 on Snorkel's T46JRT telescopic boom. "Using a common chassis across several mid-size models provides customers with ease of maintenance and low cost of operation," the company said.

The A62JRT replaces Snorkel's AB60, and offers more up-and-over clearance, reduces tail swing and increases lift performance.

"We are really excited about the new A62JRT," saidRichard Tindale, Snorkel sales and marketing director. "Together with the recently launched A46JRT, T46JRT and T66JRT, it provides us with a range of mid-sized booms which deliver a performance equal to or better than any other product on the market, while retaining Snorkel's trump card of easy service, trouble-shooting and repair.

"The Polaris boom family and our newly extended range of twin-deck scissors mean we are very well placed to take advantage of the forthcoming upturn in demand for new aerial lifts in construction applications".

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