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New JCB machine for Grist Environmental

JCB JS200W wheeled excavator

Company bolsters waste-handling equipment fleet with JS200W wheeled excavator

DEVIZES-based Grist Environmental have added a new JCB JS200W wheeled excavator to their growing fleet of waste-handling equipment. The JCB machine is a straight replacement for an existing excavator, which was part of Grist’s 25-strong fleet supplied over the years by another manufacturer.

According to company director James Grist, dealer backup service and reduced downtime were the prime reasons for turning to Holt JCB, who supplied the JS200W machine. 

‘We looked to JCB and had quotes from other competitors,’ said Mr Grist. ‘The decision was not down to price but the warranty and service backup. Those offered by other suppliers saw benefits dropping off after the first year. JCB, however, offered a full warranty for the full length of time.’ 

Through their investment in new technologies and expert industry knowledge, Grist operate a ‘zero to landfill’ policy on the 2,000-2,500 tonnes of industrial waste they collect each week as part the company’s daily waste-management operations.  

The 22-tonne JS200W unit has been put straight to work at Grist’s waste-transfer station in Devizes, Wiltshire, where it is loading artic trucks and walking floor trailers coming on to the site.  

The machine’s simultaneous movements and excavating is smooth and fast with an intuitive multifunction operation, while four operating work modes – Auto, Economy, Precision and Lifting – allows the operator to tailor performance to the required application. 

For enhanced safety and productivity, a 70/30 front screen split, and large laminated glass roof window, offers exceptional all-round visibility. In addition, monitoring of the wheeled excavator’s functions and whereabouts is made easy thanks to JCB’s LiveLink telematics system.

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