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A fleet of JCB Access scissor lifts has landed a leading role for the premier supplier of access equipment to the television and film industry.

Solihull-based Media Access Solutions (MAS) has purchased 68 new JCB models – ranging from 19-39’ (5.9-11.9m) – for hire on high profile film and TV projects across the UK. They follow the successful performance of 27 existing JCB scissors in the MAS product line-up purchased in 2017. The new machines have played their part this year supporting filming operations on the sets of movies and series including Maleficent 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Netflix’s The Crown and Fantastic Beasts on sites such as Warner Brothers and Pinewood Studios.

“In our demanding industry, no feedback is good feedback and I have never had a single complaint about a JCB scissor lift. I trust and value the opinion of my engineers and they all say the JCB Access machines are a quality piece of kit. The battery life is great, the extra warranty is a bonus and the paint finish is second to none. The whole process with JCB and JCB Finance is fantastic. So simple, so quick, a few forms to fill in then the machines arrive. If I had the chance to start the business again, I would buy everything through JCB Finance. I wish I had known about the service when I was setting up.”

Tim Kendall | MAS Director

JCB Access offers nine electric scissor lift models with 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 S1930E and S4046E models are outdoor rated for up to 28mph winds, giving an advantage over competitive models. The machines are also 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.

Media Access Solutions is a specialist supplier of lifting equipment to the TV and film industry, supporting set lighting and rigging services in studio or on location.

It offers a wide range of purpose built, black telehandlers, scissor lifts and cherry pickers – with 24/7, media experienced support. Depots close to major studios including: Pinewood, Shepperton, Elstree, Longcross, 3 Mills, Bottleyard Bristol, Media City Manchester, BBC Glasgow and ITV Leeds studios enhance the service to the sector.