JCB Cuts Into Scissor Market

JCB Cuts Into Scissor Market

One of Scotland’s leading access equipment hire firms has invested in a fleet of 50 JCB Access electric scissor lifts.

The scissor lifts have been purchased by Active Access – part of the ZL Group of companies – which is based in Bellshill near Glasgow. The order includes eight out of the nine models introduced by JCB Access in its initial electric scissor lift range which spans from 15’ (4.6m) to 45’ (13.8m).

Supplied by dealer Stewart Plant Sales, a Scot JCB Group Company, the scissor lifts have operating weights of between 2,930-7,420lb (1,330kg-3,366kg). The two smallest models (S1530e & S1930e) offer platforms measuring 5’4” (1.64m) long by 2’6” (0.76m) wide, while the majority of larger models use an 8’2” (2.5m) long platform. The largest S4550E model has an 8’ 8” (2.64m) long working area. The machines are rated for basket capacities from 500lb (227kg) to a maximum of 1,212lb (550kg) and the electric scissors are powered by four 6V or 12V batteries, with hydraulic drive.

Active Access Managing Director, Seref Zengin said: “There are several key factors why we chose to add the new JCB Access models to our fleet. As an existing Scot JCB customer, purchasing JCB Loadalls, we know the first class product support and back up it provides and our customers have faith in the quality of the equipment and recognition of the strong brand. The breadth of the range from 15’-45’ also suits our market well.

“We’ve already hired out the scissors across a range of factory construction and building maintenance projects. They are proving easy to operate and maintain while the impressive wind ratings are a major advantage too. Our customers are finding that the strength and stability is much greater when compared with competitive equipment and they are already requesting to re-hire the JCB scissor lifts over other manufacturers’ equipment.”

Founded in 2003, Active Access Limited has grown to operate a fleet of 330 booms and scissor lifts supplied to customer across the UK. Offering hire, training, service and repair the company has gained ISO9001 accreditation and is heavily involved in the IPAF Training Committee and IPAF Council. It boasts its own IPAF Training Centre and is a member of the nationwide Access Link organisation.

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