JMS electric Snorkel RT investment
By Euan Youdale05 May 2022
UK rental company JMS Powered Access has made a significant investment in 17 Snorkel lithium-ion-powered rough terrain scissor lifts.
Built at Snorkel’s Vigo Centre facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK, and delivered throughout March 2022, JMS Powered Access ordered eight Snorkel S2755RTE narrow rough terrain scissor lifts, four S3370RTE and five S3970RTE compact rough terrain scissors.
It is one of the largest single orders for Snorkel’s range of zero-emission, four-wheel-drive scissor lifts by an independent hire company in the UK to date.
JMS Powered Access has four depots in Harpenden, Radlett, Dartford and Leeds, serving the North and South of England, and operates a fleet of 2,100 machines, ranging from low level access, scissor lifts and spider lifts, to 185ft boom lifts.
This order of Snorkel equipment illustrates JMS’s commitment to sustainable construction practices. The S2755RTE, S3370RTE and S3970RTE offer rugged four-wheel drive capabilities with zero emissions. Lithium-ion batteries offer benefits over internal combustion engines, including up to a 62% reduction in noise, syas the company, along with reduced dust generation are environmentally-friendly. In addition, maintenance-free battery packs and an electric motor mean less downtime for maintenance, savings on fuel and a lower overall cost of ownership.
“We’re really excited to be adding this equipment to our fleet and to be utilising lithium-ion technology in our efforts toward sustainability,” said JMS co-founder Mark Jackson. “We’re also proud to be investing in British-built products and we appreciate the superior craftsmanship that Snorkel puts into its machines.”
“Many thanks to the team at JMS for this order,” said Andrew Fishburn, divisional managing director of Snorkel UK. “It’s great to see businesses like JMS investing in Snorkel lithium-ion machines. It’s our hope that more businesses will get on board once they realize that not only is lithium-ion good for the environment, it’s cost-effective as well.”
The rugged S2755RTE features a maximum working height of 10.1m, while the S3370RTE and S3970RTE are designed ot be compact and maneuverable with maximum working heights of 12m and 13.8m, respectively.