What Does a Snorkel Boom Lift Cost?
Boom lifts of all brands typically sell for between $25,000 and $75,000, unless you’re looking for one of the humongous, 200-foot-long marvels of engineering on the list above. The bigger, more powerful models climb in price to the $100,000 to $200,000 range.
How High Does a Snorkel Boom Lift Go?
The tallest boom lift on offer from Snorkel is, of course, telescopic, and it’s the Snorkel 2100SJ with a maximum unrestricted, i.e. unloaded, height of 216 feet. Quite impressive to imagine! Don’t write off the articulating boom lifts either, though—the Snorkel AB85J has a maximum unrestricted height of 90 feet, higher than most of the telescopic booms.
What is the Life Expectancy of a Snorkel Boom Lift?
Any boom lift, as a general rule, has a life expectancy of 30 years. Boom lifts may be equipped with an hour meter, which, like an odometer, keeps tabs on the total amount of time the machine has been in operation.
Don’t let the car metaphor fool you: boom lifts don’t age like cars do. A few years of intense use without proper care can completely kill a boom lift, but if you treat them right and don’t subject the hydraulic system to heavy, constant use, they’ll last decades. Boom lifts aren’t used on the same sort of constant basis that cars are. They age depending on the tasks they do and what kind of weight and extension is involved, not by how many years old they are. So, you should try to check the machine’s actual condition when buying a used lift instead of judging by the number of years it has been in use.
With that said, boom lifts do go out of date parts-wise. It can be difficult to repair a 20-year-old piece of equipment because it requires rarer, older repair parts.
Where are Snorkel Boom Lifts Manufactured?
Snorkel manufactures its machines in several internationally located factories. There are two manufacturing plants in the USA with one in Henderson, Nevada and one in St. Joseph, Missouri. There’s one in the United Kingdom in Washington, Tyne & Wear, one in Levin, New Zealand, and one in Jintan, Jiangsu Province, China. It’s truly a global company, but the company is also committed to servicing its vehicles in every country it manufactures them in, acting as part of the local market.
The company was founded in the 1970s in the USA by Art Moore, who also designed the initial boom lifts that the company manufactured and expanded the company throughout the globe. Snorkel was a pioneering company in the aerial lift business as well as firefighting and rescue, and Art Moore wrote a memoir about his traveling and the creation of Snorkel.
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