Next-generation electric slab scissor
Snorkel has launched the Snorkel S3019E electric slab scissor lift featuring a patent-pending design that enables a scissor stack to stow entirely inside the chassis.
The sunken scissor stack provides a low step-in height, improving 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 compliant with ANSI A.92 standards which come into effect in December 2019.
With both electric drive and electric steer, hydraulic hoses have been eliminated, eliminating the risk of hydraulic leaks, which makes the lift ideal for use in sensitive areas, and improves the duty cycle because 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 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 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.”