A JCB telehandler lifts and places various Oscar statues around the theater for the annual event.

A JCB telehandler lifts and places various Oscar statues around the theater for the annual event.

A JCB Loadall telehandler has been "playing a leading role in Hollywood" recently.

The company's JCB 512-56 Loadall teleshandler has been lifting larger-than-life versions of the famous golden Oscar statue into place around the theater for the star-studded event ready to take place Sunday, February 28.

Able to lift up to 56 feet and handle up to 12,000 pounds, the JCB 512-56 made quick work of putting the 24-foot high statues into position. In comparision, the miniature versions coveted by the stars stand just 13.5 inches high and weigh just over 8 pounds.

The machine doing the lifting is owned by Alliance Rental Solutions of Valencia, CA, which specializes in providing heavy equipment to the studio industry in Los Angeles. Their eagle-eyed employee, Erick Campuzano, snapped photos of the JCB telescopic handler hard at work.

Robert Lara, Sales Manager for JCB of Southern California, sold the machine to Alliance Rental Solutions.

“Alliance Rental Solutions is one of our most important customers," Lara said. "It’s fantastic to see their JCB Loadall telescopic handler playing such a high-profile role in the preparations for this year’s Academy Awards.”

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