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Designed and built in North America, the Snorkel A62JRT is an 18.8 m 62 ft platform height, articulated boom Designed and built in North America, the Snorkel A62JRT is an 18.8 m 62 ft platform height, articulated boom

Two new booms from Snorkel

Snorkel, used the Lift & Access Showcase in the USA to introduce two new models. Designed and built in North America, the Snorkel A62JRT is an 18.8 m 62 ft platform height, articulated boom and the T66JRT is a 20 m (66 ft) platform height telescopic boom. Both are built on Snorkel’s common Polaris chassis.

Richard Tindale, Global Sales & Marketing Director for Snorkel, said: “The launch of the A62JRT and T66JRT continues the redevelopment and enhancement of Snorkel’s mid-size boom lifts.

“These machines combine Snorkel’s renowned durability, reliability, ease of use and ease of service and repair with superior lift and drive performance.”

The A62JRT, which replaces the old Snorkel AB60JRT, offers an improved drive and lift capabilities (particularly “up-and-over” clearance) and eliminations of tail swing compared to the older model.

The company claims that this lift offers best-in-class maximum platform height at 18.8 m (61” 8”) - up from 18.3 m; the best up-and-over clearance at 9.0 m (29” 6”); the largest platform cage in its class, at 2.4 m x 1.0 m ( 96” x 39”) - at 2.4 m² .

The optimized steering on the A62JRT means, according to the company, it achieves the tightest inside turning radius of any two-wheel steering unit in the industry, at 1.37 m (4” 6”) - significantly less than the 2.4 m of its predecessor. This tight turning radius, in conjunction with zero tail swing, has obvious benefits in restricted working areas.

For safer, smoother travel over uneven ground, the new model also benefits from an oscillating front axle with hydrostatic 4 wheel drive. Oscillation of the front axle is controlled by a valve, which works to keep all four tires in contact with the ground. The axle remains in operation as long as the foot pedal is engaged, which means it’s operational whether the machine is stowed or elevated.

Another change to the range is the T66JRT, a 20 m (66New telescopic boom model

Another change to the range is the T66JRT, a 20 m (66”) platform height, telescopic boom with a 1.8 m (6”) jib - without the jib the model is reclassified as the T60RT. These lifts replace the old Snorkel TB66JRT and TB60RT lifts.

Snorkel say “The T66JRT has by far the best inside turning radius of any 2-wheel-steer machine in its class– at 1.37 m (4” 6”), it is less than half of the turning radius of one competitor and more than 0.9 m (3”) tighter than the best of the rest. A very compact lift, it has the lowest stowed height in its class, at 2.5 m (8” 4”); and a highly competitive transport length of just 8.5 m (28”).”

Prove common Polaris chassis.

The new models offer proportional control drive, boom lift and lower, as well as continuous 360° turntable rotation. The telescoping boom, platform and jib functions are infinitely controlled and variable through the use of toggle switches and a rheostat.

A new hydrostatic drive system provides higher system drive pressure, delivering higher torque to the wheels. The result for operator is improved power, gradeability and versatility.

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