JCB scissor in pole position
By Euan Youdale22 May 2018
A JCB scissor lift and other machines will support Williams Martini Racing, as the team tours the top European Formula One circuits.
A convoy of JCB machinery has left Staffordshire, UK, on a 9,000-mile summer road trip to help the JCB sponsored team in the build-up to race days and this weekend it sets up camp at the historic Monaco Grand Prix.
Four JCB machines will have key parts to play in ensuring the team is ready to race at every European circuit this summer.
A S1930E scissor lift will help with the safe construction of a spectacular three-story ‘motorhome’, constructed from nine 20ft containers, which is the main base for drivers, engineers and support staff at the racetrack during the three-day Grand Prix. The scissor lift will offer a safe platform for teams to work at height during its construction and throughout the duration of the event.
In addition, a JCB Teletruk telescopic forklift will offload race components, including vital engine elements and garage kit, before each race as well as aiding with the post-race pack up. Meanwhile, two JCB G150RS generators will provide power for the motorhome which is kitted out with meeting rooms, rest facilities, kitchens and an exclusive rooftop hospitality suite.
JCB Head of Sponsorship, Edd Hood, said, “Behind every great racing team is a great back-up crew. JCB has the perfect range of equipment to support Williams Martini Racing; machines provide the muscle to build the team’s temporary home and generators power it once constructed. There is real synergy between Williams Martini Racing and JCB, each offering engineering excellence on and off the track.”
Further stops for the JCB branded lorry and equipment on its European tour include France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Silverstone, Italy and Belgium.