UK-based rental company Warren Access claims it has begun a long-term partnership with JCB, following the purchase of several electric scissor lifts from its newly-formed Access division.
Supplied by Scot JCB, the working-at-height specialist has purchased S1930E and S2632E ad models, with working heights of 5.8 and 8.1m. The new scissor lifts become the first JCB Access products in the North East of England.
One of the new S1930E models has already been placed on a contract at Sage Gateshead, the live music venue on the banks of the River Tyne. The scissor lift will be used to replacing light bulbs both internally and externally at the landmark.
Warren Access director, Graeme Warren, said, “The iconic Sage Gateshead building has over 4000 lights and its unique design means reaching them all is a challenge. The self-propelled nature of the new JCB scissor lift, its ability to travel while elevated and the fact it can fit inside the building’s elevators - make it perfect for this complex role where it has replaced a static lift.
“After a thorough market evaluation, we chose the JCB Access scissor lifts as the strength of the JCB brand provides familiarity and reassurance to the UK hire sector.”
Warren added that its customers loved the features and had total confidence in the quality that came with JCB equipment. He said that, for the company, it was the extensive parts availability and after-sales service from Scot JCB that helped to clinch the deal. Warren added that other manufacturers couldn’t offer that level of UK-based back-up, parts or expertise.
He continued, “Traditionally we have specialised in light truck and van-mounted platforms, but we have now introduced a small but growing fleet of self-propelled machines. By choosing JCB for these initial four machines, not only do we generate excitement in the market but we also maintain our reputation for supplying the best quality kit at competitive prices.
“What access customers really want is ease of use and reliability. Features like easy access to the platform via a full height swing gate, the control box being readily relocatable to either side of the machine and neat, protected and highly visible LED warning beacons on the chassis – all combine to make these the perfect scissor lifts for our industrial customers.”