Celebrating the return of The ARA Show to its home turf in Las Vegas, Snorkel showed its largest-ever display with two booths, totaling more than 6,400 square feet of exhibit space. Snorkel had a large indoor display in the South Hall, plus another large stand at the entrance to the outdoor Bronze Lot, where its 2100SJ telescopic boom lift was showcased to the rental sector – at full extension -- for the first time.
One of the world’s largest self-propelled aerial lifts, the Snorkel 2100SJ was originally previewed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2020. The latest model on display at The ARA Show includes a number of upgrades, including greater forward reach, now 115 feet (35.1m), as well as improved ground clearance and remote secondary controls, enabling the operator to freely move around the platform and face the working area when positioning at height.
The Snorkel 2100SJ delivers a maximum working height of 216 feet (66.0m), has a 30 foot (9.1m) jib boom and an industry-leading working envelope volume of 7.11 million ft3 (0.2 million m³). Benefiting from five-steering modes, including lateral steer which enables the lift to be driven side-to-side along a building with the wheels in a 90° position, the Snorkel 2100SJ is able to navigate confined spaces with an 8-foot 6-inch (2.6m) inside turning radius with the axles extended.
It also has multiple patent-pending design features, including a secondary control pendant in the platform so that the operator can face the direction of travel for precise positioning at height, as well as an innovative axle extension design where the wheels ‘drive’ the axles into position to eliminate tire scrub and provide a smoother extension experience than other systems on the market.
Alongside the Snorkel 2100SJ on the outdoor booth, Snorkel highlighted its two new large deck, rough terrain construction scissor lift families. The Snorkel S9043RT represents the high-capacity family, reaching a maximum working height of 49 feet (15.1m) and capable of lifting a platform capacity of up to 1,500 pounds (680kg). Showcasing the new ultra-high-capacity family, the Snorkel S9043RT-HC also reaches a maximum working height of 49 ft. (15.1m) but can lift up to 3,500 pounds (1,587kg). The Snorkel 660SJ telescopic boom lift fitted with an optional pressure washing package completed the 2,400 square foot (223sqm) outdoor booth.
At its indoor booth, Snorkel highlighted its family of nine lithium-electric powered alternatives to diesel powered models to the North American rental industry. The lithium-electric Snorkel SL26RTE Speed Level sat alongside the world’s first lithium-electric compact rough terrain telehandler, the Snorkel SR5719E.
Recently upgraded to feature increased lifting capacities utilizing a dual envelope, the Snorkel 460SJ mid-size telescopic boom lift was shown, as well as the Snorkel S4740E electric slab scissor lift, now in full production.
Snorkel also used the show as a global launchpad for its new telematics offering, Snorkel OnSite. Powered by Trackunit, Snorkel OnSite is a full-service telematics offering that is available on most current Snorkel mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, which are designed to be telematics-ready featuring a compatible connection for the telematics module.
Celebrating the return to Las Vegas, Snorkel offered show attendees the chance to win big, without the need to visit a casino. In its largest equipment giveaway yet, three Snorkel S3006P push around scissor lifts was offered to booth visitors during the show. A winner was drawn each day, with the prize draw taking place live on the Snorkel indoor booth and also streamed on social media.
Celebration of an Industry Pioneer
Snorkel also celebrated the induction of company owner, Don Ahern, into the ARA Rental Hall of Fame during The ARA Show 2021. The Snorkel team celebrated with a special booth display recognizing some of Ahern’s many achievements in the rental and manufacturing industries.
For more information on Snorkel, please visit www.snorkellifts.com.