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Even film stars need scissor lifts!

Back in July, British actor Idris Elba made a surprise appearance outside a London pub where street artist Jim Vision had created a giant graffiti mural featuring characters from Elba’s movie, “Star Trek Beyond”. See video here.

Elba was elevated to the top of the building on the scissor lift where he added the finishing touches to the mural, spraying his signature underneath his “Star Trek” character, the villain Krall.

Moments before arriving for his spectacular lift, Elba had found out that he had been nominated for an Emmy award for his performance in the TV series “Luther” and the London actor has long been considered one of the front-runners to be cast as the next James Bond.

Scissor lift hire solutions for London mural and film work

The eagle eyes of staff at leading Enfield-based plant hire specialists, Mr Plant Hire, spotted that Elba was using a Genie GS5390, one of their most popular diesel scissor lifts for hire.

“Scissor lifts are often used to facilitate working on murals and here at Mr Plant Hire, we have worked on quite a few projects with one of London’s premier specialists in this area – End of the Line.  End of the Line produces large-scale murals and film the process working with directors, film-makers, photographers and more,” explains Tony Crawford for Mr Plant Hire.

Mr Plant Hire – best choice of scissor lift hire across London

In addition to mural and movie work, scissor lifts are more conventionally used across the construction, manufacturing, industrial, maintenance and distribution warehouse sectors, where quick efficient access from heights is required.

Mr Plant Hire can offer diesel scissor lift hire solutions to cover all work conditions including:

  • narrow access areas
  • indoor or outdoor use
  • on flat slab, slopes, uneven ground or rough terrain
  • for heights up to 17m (55ft)
  • platform capacities of up to 1000 lbs (454kg)
  • with workspace areas of up to 1.73m x 5.8m.

They currently offer the following models:

  • GENIE Scissor Lift, SKYJACK Scissor Lift, JLG Scissor Lift

Mr Plant Hire’s new Genie Z33/18’s are only 1.5mtr wide with long battery cycles and non marking tyres. Contact Mr Plant Hire now for advice and availability information.

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