2 Cousins managing director Jason Prisley said: "The company is under new leadership and we want to make our mark. There is no better way than to write our name in the history books as the first ever JCB Access customer in the world. I have run a fleet of JCB telescopic handlers before and I have worked with key members of the JCB Access team before, so I was in no doubt that the quality of new equipment and the level of service would be everything you would expect.”
JCB Access managing director Richard Butler said: "We have been truly overwhelmed by the positive reaction from the industry. Enquiries and early sales have soared above expectations and when established major players such as 2 Cousins place immediate orders it fully justifies JCB's entry into the sector."
The JCB S1930e is a 19ft electric scissor with a platform measuring 1.64 metres long by 760mm wide. It is rated for basket capacity of 227kg and powered by four 6V or 12V batteries with hydraulic drive.
By the end of 2017 JCB aims to have a range of 27 access platforms to offer buyers, covering more than 80% of the access rental market, including nine electric and three diesel scissor lifts from 15 ft (4.6m) to 45 ft (13.8m). Conexpo 2017, the big US trade show that took place in March, saw the unveiling of the first JCB articulated boom platform – the 50 ft (14.9m) AJ50D. Four other articulated boom models are set to join the range, along with 10 diesel telescopic booms.