The Snorkel A62JRT is an 18.8m (62ft) platform height, articulated boom built on Snorkel's common Polaris chassis and will be in full production next year. The Polaris chassis delivers the best inside turning radius of any two-wheel-steer machine in its class and offers very compact stowed dimensions for transport. The oscillating front axle, with hydrostatic 4WD keeps all four tires in contact with the ground – and works whether the machine is stowed or elevated.
Snorkel showed an early prototype of the A62JRT at Conexpo 2011. The pre-production model was unveiled at the Lift & Access Showcase & Symposium in Arizona in November.
The A62JRT replaces the old Snorkel AB60JRT, offering significantly improved drive and lift capabilities (particularly "up-and-over" clearance) and a 100% reduction in tail swing compared to the older model. Areas where this lift excels include best-in-class maximum platform height at 18.8m (61ft 8ins) and best up-and-over clearance at 9m (29ft 6ins).
It also has the largest platform cage in its class of 2.4m x 1.0m (96ins X 39ins) and the most compact length when stowed for transport, of 8.5m (27ft 10ins).