Loxam Denmark invests in lithium Snorkels
By Euan Youdale01 November 2021
Loxam Denmark has invested in eight Snorkel lithium compact rough terrain scissors from Ahern Denmark.
The order included four S3370RTE and four S3970RTE units, which were manufactured by Snorkel in the UK, and feature Loxam’s distinctive red and grey livery in a long-lasting dual-coat powder paint finish.
The scissor lifts were delivered to Ahern Denmark in early September, with the first two machines being taken to a Loxam Denmark sales meeting where they were presented to branch managers and sales personnel as a product introduction. The remaining six units have been delivered to Loxam branches across Denmark.
The Snorkel S3370RTE is capable of lifting up to 454kg to a working height of up to 12m, while the taller S3970RTE can reach up to 13.8m, with a platform capacity of 350kg. Both models feature high grip, non-marking tires for indoor/outdoor use, and have powerful four-wheel drive capabilities with 35% gradeability and an oscillating axle. Four auto-leveling stabilizers come as standard.
Completely zero emissions, the S3370RTE and S3970RTE both come with two 111Ah (5.75kWh) maintenance-free battery packs with built-in battery management systems (BMS) as standard. In both test conditions and real-life applications, the standard two battery pack system has been proven to deliver at least an eight-hour shift on a single charge, and in some cases, up to one week between charges, subject to usage.
Designed for outdoor applications, a powerful and efficient AC electric motor creates efficiencies in the hydraulic drive system with higher torque than a diesel engine, which in turn provides improved gradeability and enhanced performance on rough terrain than traditional combustion scissor lifts.
With minimal battery and electrical system maintenance required, servicing costs are reduced by up to 93% when compared to an engine, while also eliminating the costs and risks of waste oil and filter disposal, said the company.
On the recent investment in Snorkel’s lithium technology, Loxam Denmark’s technical director, Frank Larsen said, “Development in zero emissions and noise reduction make it essential to look at lithium-ion technology in high-reach equipment. Loxam Denmark is looking forward to sending these machines into the Danish rental market.”