LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A JCB Loadall telescopic handler has been playing a leading role in Hollywood, ensuring that the most glittering event on the global showbiz calendar is ready to take place on Sunday, February 28. Greeting the stars when they arrive for the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard will be giant versions of the statue they all hope to take home—an Oscar.
Able to lift up to 56 feet and handle up to 12,000 lbs, the JCB 512-56 telescopic handler has been lifting and putting the 24-foot high Oscar statues into place around the theatre. In comparison, the miniature versions coveted by the stars stand just 13½ inches high and weigh just over 8 lbs.
The particular machine in use is owned by Alliance Rental Solutions of Valencia, California, which specializes in providing heavy equipment to the studio industry in Los Angeles