First scissor customer for JCB Access
By Euan Youdale26 June 2017
2 Cousins Powered Access has become the first ever JCB scissor lift customer in the world following the launch of JCB’s Access division.
The specialist access business, which has a network of branches located throughout the UK, has initially bought a new S1930e model – one of nine electric scissors introduced by JCB Access whne it launched in February.
UK, Oxford-based 2 Cousins’ managing director, Jason Prisley said, “The company is under new leadership and we want to make our mark. There is no better way than to write our name in the history books as the first ever JCB Access customer in the world. I have run a fleet of JCB telescopic handlers before and I have worked with key members of the JCB Access team before, so I was in no doubt that the quality of new equipment and the level of service would be everything you would expect.
JCB Access managing Ddirector, Richard Butler added: “We have been truly overwhelmed by the positive reaction from the industry. Enquiries and early sales have soared above expectations and when established major players such as 2 Cousins place immediate orders it fully justifies JCB’s entry into the sector.”
The JCB S1930e is a 19ft electric scissor with a platform measuring 1.64m long by 0.76m wide. It is rated for basket capacity of 227kg and powered by four 6v or 12v batteries with hydraulic drive.
By the end of the year there will 27 access platforms in the JCB Access range. The manufacturer says the range will cover more than 80% of the access rental market, including nine electric and three diesel scissor lifts from 15ft (4.6m) to 45ft (13.8m). Conexpo saw the unveiling of the first JCB articulated boom – the 50ft working height (14.9m) AJ50D. Four other articulated boom models are set to join the range, along with 10 diesel telescopic booms.