JMS boosts electric fleet with Snorkel lithium scissors

JMS Powered Access has strengthened its fleet of all-electric access platforms by investing in British-made Snorkel lithium battery-powered rough terrain scissor lifts.

The investment expands still further the options JMS provides for its access rental customers to work at height sustainably.

Advantages delivered by the Snorkel scissor lifts include zero fumes, low carbon footprints and a 62% noise reduction compared with diesel scissor lifts.

JMS Snorkel electric scissor lift handover
Lithium battery scissor lift boost for JMS. Pictured, from the left: JMS Hire Desk Coordinator Lucy Jackson, JMS Managing Director Mark Jackson, and Snorkel UK Area Sales Manager Jon Plaskett.

Indoor and outdoor operation

They also reduce running costs for JMS’s MEWP rental customers who have been hit by record diesel prices, especially as red diesel can no longer be used in access platforms.

The Snorkel S2755RTE, Snorkel S3370RTE, and Snorkel S3970RTE platforms all have four-wheel drive and non-marking tyres so can be used for both outdoor and indoor working.

JMS Managing Director Mark Jackson said: “We’re really excited to be adding more high-performance lithium electric platforms to our fleet as part of our own sustainability strategy.

“Having these Snorkel scissor lifts will help us meet growing customer demand for low-carbon electric-powered platforms. We’re also proud to be investing in British-built products.”

British-made platforms

The lithium electric scissor lifts are manufactured by Snorkel UK, part of Ahern International, in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Andrew Fishburn, managing director of Ahern Ireland, said: “Many thanks to the team at JMS for this order. 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 realise that, not only is lithium-ion technology good for the environment, it’s cost-effective as well.”

The Snorkel S2755RTE scissor lift has a maximum working height of 10.1m and is designed to be especially compact to optimise working in constrained space.

The Snorkel S3370RTE scissor lift has a maximum working height of 12m, and the Snorkel S3970RTE scissor lift a maximum working height of 13.8m.

JMS Snorkel lithium electric scissor lift investment

No performance compromise

All the platforms are highly rugged with long-lasting lithium battery systems that ensure there is no compromise on productivity, including multiple options to recharge the platform while it is in use.

They also have a range of smart design features that make them easier to maintain on site and more reliable, including hydraulic jacks with protective sleeves to prevent fouling.

All three models JMS has selected also have oscillating axles, hydraulic stabilisers with automatic leveling, a roll-out deck extension, proportional controls, power to the platform, and foam-filled tyres.

Contact JMS today

Find out more about hiring eco-friendly lithium battery electric Snorkel rough terrain scissor lifts from JMS. We also have a wide range of other electric platform options, including cherry pickers and personnel masts.

Call JMS today on 0845 457 000, or email