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Primetime exposure for Facelift

Primetime exposure for Facelift

2 April 2017 Email this article

Facelift also enjoyed a little primetime exposure this month when one of our Skyjack 9250 scissor lifts was called into commission by BBC1’s the One Show.


The popular show was filming at St Benedicks Catholic School whose pupils had created some high art - art that only reveals itself when viewed from a certain height - based on the work of Arthur Mole, a British-born, American commercial photographer who became famous for a series of "living photographs" made during World War I, in which tens of thousands of soldiers were arranged to form massive compositions that could only be seen from an 80ft viewing tower.


To celebrate his work, the Essex based school wanted to create an image of Arthur Mole using 650 pupils. Using a template it took almost a whole day to mark out the image on the ground ready for the pupils to take position. Once assembled, the One Show used Facelift’s kit to reach the 50 ft. height required to view the art as it was intended to be viewed.

The Skyjack 9250 is one of the largest rough terrain scissor lifts in our fleet, with powered deck extensions at both ends and a cage capacity of over 900kg.  It has a working height of 17m and a platform length of 7.3m. Because it has four wheel drive, the machine is capable of working in virtually any sort of terrain, while an auto levelling outrigger ensures fast and safe set-up.