27/10/2015 - 16:04 pm

Snorkel and Xtreme show latest equipment at ConExpo Latin America

Snorkel showed its new electric slab scissor line to the Latin American market at ConExpo Latin America 21 – 24 October. The company was also able to talk about the Snorkel Guard, which has been fitted as standard on all new Snorkel boom lifts with platform heights of 40-feet (12.1m) and above since 1 September. Also Xtreme, which owns 51% of Snorkel, showed the XR842 high pivot telehandler for the first time in the region. With a lifting capacity of up to 8000 lbs., and a reach of up to 42ft., the XR842 is a durable machine for most construction applications.

The new electric scissors lifts were shown at The Rental Show in New Orleans in February, and in the UK at Vertikal Days in May. The new hydraulic drive family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E. The S3219E provides 5.79m of platform height from a 0.81m wide chassis and can lift 250kg, while the taller S3226E delivers 7.9m of platform height can also lift 250kg.  The 1.2m wide S4726E can lift 454kg to 7.9m, and the S4732E can lift 350kg to 9.8m.  Non-marking tyres and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard.

The new dual shear design scissor stack features oversized pins, which are over 80% stronger than the industry standard, to increase stack rigidity and increase the life of the machine. All models feature Snorkel’s new extension deck design which has telescopic rails to maximize the floor space of the platform, whether stowed or extended.  The extension decks have also been increased to provide additional outreach and a larger working platform. 

Upper controls are hard mounted to reduce loss and theft and the lower controls are positioned in the rear of the chassis, allowing easy access when machines are parked side-by-side.  Controls fitted to the external toeboard of the machine, allows the operator to ‘walk’ the machine onto a truck, without needing to be inside the platform..

Efficient maintenance is an important factor for customers, and the Snorkel scissor lifts feature an ‘inside-out’ tray design which makes it easier to service the equipment.  All hydraulic and electrical components are able to rotate outside of the machine chassis for easy access.  With two smaller side doors on each side of the lift instead of the traditional single large door, the operator is able to gain access to the machine components even when parked close to a wall or obstacle as only 0.46m of clearance is required.  The smaller door trays also carry less weight, meaning less strain on the door hinges.

The front side trays both contain batteries, which improve the overall machine balance.  The two rear side trays contain the hydraulic valve and hydraulic power unit.  There is a rear tray containing all electronics including the charger, controller, and contactors.  The tray is housed in heavy-duty 6mm (¼”) steel, which provides additional protection to the electrical components and wiring.

Unveiled at The Rental Show 2015, Snorkel Guard is the company’s secondary guarding solution.  Designed in-house by Snorkel’s engineering team, the simple, mechanical system features a spring-loaded rail that sits above the upper control panel which cuts out machine operations when compressed, for example, in the case of the operator being involuntarily pushed against the controls. 

Available globally, the retrofit kit can be ordered via Snorkel Customer Services or official Snorkel distributors. 

Xtreme Manufacturing showed the XR842 high pivot telehandler for the first time in Latin America. With a lifting capacity of up to 8000 lbs., and a reach of up to 42ft., the XR842 is a durable machine for most construction applications.

The XR842 is representative of the 16 model Xtreme product line, which all share a heavy-duty all-steel construction, 360° operator visibility from the cab, an integrated boom lift point for safer handling of suspended loads, and innovative single-handed controls allowing the operator to keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times. 

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