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Snorkel brings narrow scissors up from down under

11 May 17 Access platform manufacturer Snorkel has expanded its family of compact rough terrain scissor lifts with two new narrow models for working on uneven ground in confined spaces.

The Snorkel S2755RT scissor lift
The Snorkel S2755RT scissor lift

The new S2255RT and S2755RT compact scissor lifts have been in production in Snorkel’s facility in Levin, New Zealand for many years, predominantly sold to customers in Australasia.  Only now are they being introduced to Europe.

The Snorkel S2255RT offers a maximum working height of 8.5 metres and a lift capacity of 420kg from a chassis that is just 1.45 metres wide.

In the same width, Snorkel also now offers the S2755RT, a larger version with a maximum working height of 10.4 metres and a lift capacity of 300kg.

The two new lifts share many features with Snorkel’s existing line compact rough terrain scissor lifts, the S2270RT, S3370RT and S3970RT, including a large roll-out deck extension, non-marking tyres, automatic self-levelling stabilisers, an oscillating axle and four wheel drive as standard.  All models have a Kubota diesel engine as standard, but are also available with bi-energy power source, which provides the option to run the lift on either the diesel engine, or on electric 24V battery power. 

The Snorkel S2255RT weighs just 2,360kg and the S2755RT weighs 2,580kg – meaning they can be tower by a light commercial vehicle.

Snorkel CEO Matthew Elvin said: “These narrow compact rough terrain scissor lifts are extremely popular with contractors and rental companies alike in Australia and New Zealand.  They provide a heavy-duty yet portable solution to working at height on challenging terrains in confined spaces and narrow aisles.”

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