JCB host successful Waste Day event
Company introduces new material handling solutions including Hydradig Wastemaster to dealers and customers
EXPERTS, specialists and customers from the waste and recycling sectors recently attended JCB’s Waste Day event, which took place at the company’s world headquarters in Rocester, to see the unveiling of new products and developments.
Visitors were given a live demonstration of the new JCB machines working alongside a full range of crushing and screening equipment, as well as existing models from JCB’s Wastemaster range.
Among the product highlights during the JCB launch event was the Hydradig Wastemaster – an innovative and dedicated digging, lifting, loading and tool-carrying solution for waste and recycling operations.
The machine features a sturdy all-wheel drive, four-wheel steer chassis based on the company’s proven Loadall telescopic handler concept. Powered by a JCB Tier 4 Final diesel engine (108hp), the Hydradig Wastemaster offers three-mode steering for maximum manoeuvrability and stability when travelling at speed.
The engine is side-mounted, placing the centre of gravity far lower than conventional 10-tonne excavators, adding to the machine’s stability. Near 50-50 weight distribution between the axles and a longer wheelbase than competitive 10-tonne machines also delivers further stability, increasing confidence for the operator.
The lack of forward and back ‘nodding’ of the machine during movement means operators can maintain higher travel speeds between job sites, increasing productivity, while JCB’s SRS boom suspension system (available as an option) further enhances ride comfort. Operators can choose between a monoboom or a triple-articulating TAB boom, with three dipper lengths of 1,650mm, 2,000mm and 2,250mm available to suit a range of applications.
The dipper nose geometry of the Hydradig Wastemaster matches that of JCB’s 3CX backhoe loaders and the company’s larger midi excavator models, thereby ensuring the use of a host of buckets and powered attachments. In addition, the machine can be used with a variety of tilt-rotator models equipped with mechanical and hydraulic quick hitches from the factory.
The JCB Hydradig Wastemaster comes with a standard five-year LiveLink telematics contract, delivering improved uptime and allowing fleet managers to maximize utilization of the machine. LiveLink also delivers improved security by allowing the customer to pair the Hydradig’s ECU with the LiveLink system to prevent unauthorized engine starting.
JCB’s deep understanding of the unique requirements of the waste and recycling industry is reflected across their strong 35-model Wastemaster range. Being the widest of its kind in the market means there is a JCB machine that can cater for most applications and the manufacturer has continued this tradition with the launch of Teleskid, which is said to be the world’s first skid-steer with a telescopic boom.
Tim Burnhope, JCB chief innovation and growth officer, commented: ‘The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines - a telescopic handler, a masted forklift, a compact loader and a skid steer. Its telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp with clear visibility of the attachment.’
Mr Burnhope added that the Teleskid will be the only skid-steer in the waste/recycling product solutions market that is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. According to JCB, the material handler can also reach 60% further forward and 8% higher than any other skid-steer on the market and, in an industry first, it is the only machine of its kind that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of 1m.