Until the release of the new S9070RT-HC rough-terrain scissor, the tallest platform height on a scissor lift was 53 feet in the United States, according to Equipment World’s Spec Guide.
The platform on Snorkel’s new scissor extends to 70 feet and has a max working height of 76 feet.
Not only is it tall, but the platform can be extended to 27 feet long. It is 7.5 feet wide and has a lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds.
The company says the lift is made to lift more materials for working at height and reduce the number of times the lift has to be lowered and raised.
The platform has dual-powered extension decks and four hydraulic stabilizers with automatic leveling. It is large enough to place a full-sized pallet on its deck, which is aided by a double material-loading gate on the platform.
The lift delivers 50 percent gradeability. It is powered by a Kubota diesel engine and has four-wheel drive. The engine is mounted to the side and has a swing-out tray for maintenance access. The 36-inch foam-filled tires are designed for maintaining grip on rough terrain.
Snorkel says the dual-shear scissor stack is made of high-strength steel for durability and lighter weight. The lift weighs 25,500 pounds.
The drive system is the same as on the company’s mid-size telescopic boom lifts, and many of the lift’s parts are common to other Snorkel lifts. It also shares the same onboard diagnostics system.
Snorkel unveiled a prototype of the lift at ConExpo 2020 and plans for full production to begin late this year.
The S9070RT-HC is one of four new high-capacity scissors from Snorkel. The other models are the S9031RT-HC with a platform height of 31 feet; the S9043RT-HC at 43 feet; and the S9056RT-HC at 56 feet.
Quick specs on the S9070RT-HC:
Platform height: 70 feet
Capacity: 2,000 pounds
Weight: 25,500 pounds
Ground clearance: 14 inches
Max drive height: 44 feet
Raise/lower time: 70 / 40 seconds