The all-new JCB Access range…
JCB is entering the powered access market with the launch of a brand new JCB Access range and will initially consist of nine all-new electric scissor models.
By the end of 2017, JCB Access will be offering a total of 27 new platforms, including scissors, articulated booms and telescopic boom machines.
Powered access platforms are a common sight around the world where people need temporary access to work at height, particularly on construction sites.
Supporting the range…
JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “The access market is a truly global market. It offers immense opportunities for growth for JCB. Most of all, it’s a market that is ripe for a new supplier with the ability to offer industry leading, round-the clock-product support. JCB’s 770 dealers with 2,200 depots can deliver the back-up that global customers expect.”
Lord Bamford added: “Customers in this industry now have a highly credible alternative with a range of products built and certified to a higher standard. The opportunities this offers the rental customers that we already know very well, are very exciting.”
JCB’s dealer network has been undergoing full sales and service training to be able to provide world-class back-up for the access platform ranges. JCB’s LiveLink telematic system will be incorporated as standard on all booms, and available as an option on the scissors.
Covering all bases…
By the end of 2017, the JCB Access range will include:
Nine electric and three diesel scissor lifts from 15’ (4.6m) to 45’ (13.8m)
Five articulating booms – four diesel and one electric – from 49’ (14.9m) to 81’ (24.6m)
10 diesel telescopic booms from 67’ (20.6m) to 136’ (41.6m)
Scissor lift models…
The scissor lifts weigh between 1,330kg and 3,366kg. The two smallest models (S1530e & S1930e) have platforms measuring 1.64m long by 0.76m wide, while all larger models use a 2.5m long platform, apart from the largest S4550E model which has a 2.64m long working area. Basket capacity for these machines are rated from 227kg to a maximum of 550kg.
The electric scissors are powered by four 6V or 12V batteries, with hydraulic drive. Three diesel models will be introduced later in 2017.
Articulated boom models…
JCB Access will introduce four articulated booms in 2017, with platform heights of 49’ (14.9m) through to 81’ (24.6m). All four models will be offered with four wheel drive and two-wheel steer. As a result, they will deliver up to 40% gradeability and a stowed driving speed of up to 7 kmh. These will be joined by a 45’ (13.7m) platform height AJ45E electric powered articulating boom model in quarter 3. The electric model has two wheel drive and two wheel steering, with up to 30% gradeability.
The AJ50D diesel articulating boom is powered by a Perkins engine, while the other three articulated models and all telescopic models use the JCB by Kohler engine. These engines all meet Tier 4 Final emission standards, therefore making them suitable for the North American and European markets. Load capacities range from 227-250kg, again enough for two occupants and tools.
Telescopic boom models…
Finally, a range of 10 diesel-powered telescopic booms is to be added throughout 2017. These will offer platform heights from 67’ (20.6m) to 135’ (45.6m). There will be a high degree of parts commonality between the three model ranges.