Snorkel starts production and delivery of outdoor-rated low level scissor lift

Staff Report,

19 Dec 2021

UK rental company APL takes delivery of first new S3210P units, shown as prototype in Conexpo 2020 and offering a working height of 5m with 250kg lifting capacity

Access equipment maker Snorkel has announced the start of production and first delivery of its new outdoor-rated push-around mini scissor lift, the S3210P, which was shown as a prototype at Conexpo 2020.

The new model is designed for low-level work at height in outdoor slab applications or indoor areas which have a wind loading, such as during the early phases of a construction build where windows or doors may not yet be installed. It is being made at Snorkel’s UK assembly facility, and Snorkel UK has delivered the first eight units to UK rental company, APL.

The S3210P measures 0.81m wide and is an outdoor-rated version of the popular Snorkel S3010P push-around mini scissor lift, with a maximum working height of 5m and a lifting capacity of 240kg, while still weighing just 470kg.

According to Snorkel, the S3210P was developed in response to customer demand and offers the same easy operation and serviceability as the indoor-rated unit yet is rated up to a maximum wind speed of 12.5m/s. Equipped with an auto-brake system as standard to prevent movement when the lift is raised, the S3210P can be easily pushed when stowed between work areas and carried in a passenger elevator. With saloon-door style entry gates, non-marking casters and simple push-button controls as standard, the Snorkel S3210P is built tough for a long working life in construction, rental and maintenance environments, said the manufacturer.

The S3210P entered production last month with the first eight units delivered to APL early this month as part of a larger investment in low-level access. The total order also included 10 Snorkel S3010P indoor-rated push-around scissor lifts and 10 Snorkel S3010E self-propelled mini scissor lifts. The units were handed over to APL by Jon Plaskitt, area sales manager for Snorkel UK.

Phil Wong, finance director, APL, said: “Low level access continues to grow in popularity with various trades now preferring these units over traditional products such as ladders and scaffold towers. However, we have come across multiple occurrences where a push-around scissor lift would be the ideal piece of equipment for the job, but we have not been able to specify them due to wind loads. We were excited to see Snorkel introduce this outdoor-rated version and expect them to become popular with our customers who span a wide range of industries.”

Matthew Elvin, CEO, Snorkel, said: “The Snorkel S3210P combines all of the safety and productivity benefits of our indoor-rated models with the benefit of being able to use it outdoors or in areas with a wind loading. This ultimately means that the lift could be rented to jobsites for a greater proportion of the project or used in new outdoor applications. I would like to extend my thanks to APL for their recent investment and continued business. We are confident that these new models will be well received by their customers.”

Snorkel added that it offers one of the largest ranges of low-level access solutions in the industry with five low level scissor models now available with working heights up to 5m.

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