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Snorkel Expands Product Offering with New Line of Material Lifts

Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2, 2017) – At APEX 2017, Snorkel will expand their product line with the launch of a line of six material lifts, with best-in-class load capacities.

Split into two product families, the Snorkel material lifts range includes three ‘MLC’ models designed for heavy-duty, construction applications. The Snorkel ML12C offers 3.5m (11-ft. 6-in.) of lift height with up to 340kg (750 lbs.) of load capacity at a 0.36m (14-in.) load centre, with the larger Snorkel ML18C offering up to 5.1m (16-ft. 10-in.) lift height with up to 318kg (700 lbs.) load capacity at a 0.36m (14-in.) load centre. The largest model in the family is the Snorkel ML24C that can lift up to 295kg (650 lbs.) at a 0.36m (14-in.) load centre to a lift height of up to 6.9m (22-ft. 7-in.).

The remaining three material lifts are ‘MLM’ models that feature a shorter mast height to easily pass through a standard doorway without requiring a tilt-back system. This makes them ideal for industrial and warehouse applications where loads need to be moved throughout a facility. The Snorkel ML12M can lift up to 318kg (700 lbs.) at a 0.36m (14-in.) load centre to a lift height of up to 3.8m (10 ft. 10 in.). At the same load center, the Snorkel ML16M and Snorkel ML20M can lift loads of 295kg (650 lbs.) and 272kg (600 lbs.) to lift heights of 4.4m (14-ft. 5-in.) and 5.5m (17-ft. 11-in.) respectively.

Designed to Boost Productivity

Snorkel material lifts feature a dual-handle, shift-on-the-fly, two-speed winch for increased productivity when lifting loads, up to twice as fast as other material lifts on the market. A cable guard, and heavy-duty non-marking casters are fitted as standard, and the lifts utilize heavy-gauge aluminum extrusions and construction-grade cast metal cable pulleys for a long-working life. Adjustable loading wheels make light work of transporting the lifts; they can even be transported in some light commercial vehicles and SUVs. Quick-fold stabilizer legs do not require tools, making set up easy, and non-marking wheels allow the lifts to be easily maneuvered, even in the stowed position.

A Complementary Addition

Snorkel CEO, Matthew Elvin, said, “Material lifts are a natural addition to the Snorkel product portfolio. They are commonly purchased by rental companies as well as by contractors, which aligns with the efforts of our existing Snorkel sales and distribution channels. We see them as a complementary product, that ultimately reinforces our focus on and commitment to safe working at height, whether we are lifting people or materials.”

Now Available to Order

Snorkel material lifts, rated for both CE and ANSI are now available to order in EMEA. For more information, visit Snorkel at APEX 2017 at Stand 570 or go to

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