Ahern Australia joins forces with Ausa to distribute its all-terrain machines

Ahern Group, the parent company of Ahern Rentals, Snorkel and Xtreme Manufacturing, among other divisions, has signed an agreement with Ausa, the manufacturer of compact all-terrain industrial vehicles to distribute its dumpers, all-terrain forklifts and telehandlers in Australia. This means that Ahern Group and Ausa have now joined forces to consolidate their presence in the […]

04/05/2022 - 20:36 pm

Snorkel announces new managing director of New Zealand production facility

Snorkel has appointed Jonathan ‘Jonno’ Tulitt as the new managing director of its New Zealand manufacturing facility. Jonathan brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role in prior operational and engineering capacities across multiple industries, including passenger rail operations and rail rolling stock manufacturing and engineering. In his 22-year career, Jonathan has worked for […]

23/03/2022 - 11:34 am
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Snorkel upgrades mid-size telescopic boom line

All Snorkel’s mid-size telescopic boom lift models will now feature a new dual envelope design as standard, delivering higher lifting capacities on all six models. The Snorkel 400S, 460SJ, 600S, 660SJ and 600S and 660SJ All-Terrain have been fitted with a newly designed, globally-compliant jib boom. Measuring 5 ft. 6 in. (1.67m), the new jib […]

20/11/2021 - 15:52 pm
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Global launch of Snorkel OnSite Telematics

Snorkel has launched its new telematics package, Snorkel OnSite, at the ARA Show 2021 held in Las Vegas, USA. Powered by Trackunit, Snorkel OnSite is a full-service telematics offering that is available on most current Snorkel mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, many of which are now telematics-ready featuring a compatible connection for the telematics […]

18/10/2021 - 18:43 pm

Time to switch to electric?

With lithium-ion batteries offering an array of new possibilities for EWPs, there has never been a better time to look at all-electric and hybrid drive trains. Dan Jenkins reports. The Asia-Pacific region is typically not as strict as Europe when it comes to emissions from equipment like MEWPs. This means that the market for electric […]

14/04/2021 - 16:46 pm

Snorkel telehandlers now available with open cabs  

Snorkel is pleased to announce that its range of rough terrain telehandlers are now available with open cabs. Available on all Snorkel rough terrain telehandler models, which includes the SR626, SR626E, SR1442, SR1745 and SR1065, customers can now choose from either an open cab, or a fully enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. On […]

08/02/2021 - 22:13 pm

Ruthmann acquired by Time

Time Manufacturing Company (Time) has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms based in Germany. Time is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of aerial lifts primarily for the electric utility, telecommunications, infrastructure, and forestry sectors. Time goes to market via several brands, including the Versalift line of aerial lifts and digger […]

14/01/2021 - 20:33 pm
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Snorkel showcases two new China-built models at Bauma China

Snorkel showed its expanded China-built product line with two new models at the bi-annual Bauma China exhibition held on 24 – 27 November in Shanghai. From its 3000sqm production facility in Jintan, Jiangsu Province, China, Snorkel began assembly in 2017 of two electric slab scissor lift models, the Snorkel S3219E and S4732E.  This was followed […]

27/11/2020 - 08:21 am

Raising Our Game

In a turbulent economic environment, productivity gains have never been more important for operators of elevated work platforms. Dan Jenkins highlights some of the ways in which manufacturers continue to raise their game by optimising efficiency for end users.   While there is always more to be done, the productivity benefits of elevating work platforms […]

23/11/2020 - 21:20 pm

Snorkel material lifts for all applications now available in Australia

Designed to carry the load, Snorkel material lifts are now available in Australia in a wide range of lift heights and capacities for a multitude of applications. Popular globally, 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 […]

03/08/2020 - 21:06 pm

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