DIGGER manufacturer JCB has launced a new machine it hopes will help it take a bigger chunk out of the waste and recycling equipment market.
The firm, which is based in Rocester, currently offers a ‘wastemaster’ line-up and its new machine - called a JS20MH materials handler - will be ready for delivery in the next few weeks.
Rik Kiddle, JCB’s General Manager for Waste, Recycling, said: “The JS20MH is a dedicated waste materials handler designed entirely with the demands of the waste and recycling industry in mind.
“With over 35 Wastemaster models, JCB has one of the widest ranges of machines in the world for the waste and recycling industry. The addition of the JS20MH will help us build on the global success we are experiencing in providing solutions for customers in this sector.”
The JS20MH is aimed at public and private waste management companies handling municipal solid waste in civic amenity sites, transfer stations, materials recycling facilities and also specialist material recycling companies.
Purpose-built for the waste and recycling environment, the machine, which is powered by a 130hp Dieselmax engine, features a hydraulically raised cab for loading containers, giving improved vision and safety on site. When fully raised the cab stands at a height of 5.4 metres.