Celebrating the return of The ARA Show to Las Vegas, Snorkel upped the stakes with its largest-ever display at the annual trade show for the North American rental industry. The company had two booths totaling more than 6,400-square-feet of exhibit space, including a large indoor display (Booth #2033) in the Construction Hall, plus another large booth (#OT101) at the entrance to the outdoor Bronze Lot.
In the Bronze Lot, the 2100SJ telescopic boom lift was showcased to the rental sector for the first time. Originally previewed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2020, the latest model displayed at The ARA Show included a number of upgrades, including greater forward reach, now 115 feet, 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 unit has a maximum working height of 216 feet, a 30-foot jib boom, and a working envelope volume of 7.11 million feet3.
Also in the outdoor booth were two new large deck, rough-terrain construction scissor lift families. The S9043RT represented the high-capacity family, reaching a maximum working height of 49 feet and capable of lifting a platform capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. Showcasing the new ultra-high-capacity family, the S9043RT-HC also has a maximum working height of 49 feet, but can lift up to 3,500 pounds. The 660SJ telescopic boom lift, fitted with an optional pressure washing package, completed the 2,400- square-foot outdoor booth.
In the indoor exhibit, Snorkel highlighted its family of nine lithium-electric powered alternatives to diesel-powered models. The lithium-electric SL26RTE Speed Level was displayed on ramps, sitting alongside a lithium-electric compact rough-terrain telehandler, the SR5719E. Also shown was the 460SJ mid-size telescopic boom lift, recently upgraded to feature increased lifting capacities utilizing a dual envelope, as well as the S4740E electric slab scissor lift, which is now in full production.
In addition, Snorkel used the show as a global launchpad for its new telematics offering, Snorkel OnSite. Powered by Trackunit, the full-service telematics offering is available on most current Snorkel MEWPs and telehandlers, which are designed to be telematics-ready via a compatible connection for the telematics module.
Available globally, Snorkel OnSite can be optioned at the time of ordering for factory install or for field installation by an authorized Snorkel dealer or service center. A choice of subscriptions are available, including a Direct Data and API package that can feed data from Snorkel lifts directly into a customer’s existing telematics dashboard, as well as a Data and Dashboard package that includes access to a Trackunit-branded dashboard where a customer can access Snorkel machine data, as well as feed in other products from other brands.
Finally, Snorkel celebrated the induction of company owner, Don F. Ahern, into the ARA Rental Hall of Fame during the 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.