The deal, one of the first for the recently launched JCB Access equipment division, includes 5.8-metre platform height S1930E electric scissors, 8.1-metre S2632E platforms, the higher lift capacity S2646E model and S3246E scissors, which combine a 10-metre lift height with a 320kg platform capacity.
Cannock-based Briggs Equipment has invested more than £9.5m in its short-term hire fleet this year and will be doubling the number of access platforms available, from 100 to 200 machines throughout 2017.
Briggs Equipment has been a long-standing customer of dealer Gunn JCB and runs more than 80 JCB machines on its fleet. This includes industrial Teletruk forklifts, rough terrain forklifts, Loadall telehandlers and now aerial work platforms.
JCB has been developing a line-up of powered access machines for the past two years. By the end of 2017 the newly-launched JCB Access business will be offering a total of 27 new platforms.
Briggs Equipment national rental manager Allan Parsons said: “From building contractors and heating engineers to commercial window cleaners and security installers, more and more businesses are engaged in day to day tasks that involve working at height. JCB has a deserved reputation for well-engineered products that are built to cope with the toughest challenges, so we had no hesitation in adding its new electric scissor lifts to our equipment fleet.”