Arthur Moore, founder of Snorkel lift equipment firm, passes away

Credited for developing the Snorkel TB-42 and the first 'big boom', Moore was a key figure in the high-access sector

Arthur Moore was founder of Snorkel.
Arthur Moore was founder of Snorkel.

Arthur Moore, also known as Art Moore, founder and board member of Nevada, US-headquartered access equipment company Snorkel, passed away on 19 June, 2019, at the age of 94 years. 

Moore is credited for having developed the Snorkel TB-42 telescopic boom lift, and the introduction of the first 'big boom', which reached a height of 38m. 

Inducted into the American Rental Association’s Hall of Fame in 2017, Moore became a board member at Snorkel in October 2013 after the company was acquired by Don Ahern that month. 

Commenting on Moore's passing, Ahern said: “For many years, Art Moore was a mentor to myself and others in the early years of the access rental and dealership business, and he ultimately became a close friend.

"He will be a great miss to Snorkel and the wider industry, and I send my sincere condolences to Sue and family at this difficult time.”

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