A leading Hampshire-based waste management firm has purchased one of the first new JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall telescopic handlers to go into action for heavy-duty materials handling at its waste recycling facility.
M Collard Waste Management Services Ltd is using the new model at its facility in Yateley, Hampshire, where it recycles the materials returned from its skip hire business. Supplied by JCB dealer, Greenshields JCB, the JCB 550-80 Wastemaster has been purpose-built by JCB in response to customer demand for a machine with even greater lift performance at reach and rapid loading cycles.
The eight-metre lift height, five-tonne maximum lift capacity 550-80 Wastemaster is JCB’s highest capacity Loadall and has been specifically designed for bulk handling operations in heavier duty waste applications.
Mick Collard, Director of M Collard Waste Management Services, said: “We have previously bought second-hand equipment, but when we saw the new JCB 550-80 Wastemaster being demonstrated we knew it was the model we wanted. It is a front-line machine, in use from the beginning to the end of the day and without it we couldn’t do the job as effectively. The waste industry is a very, very hard environment and we need machines that can cope with that environment and nobody else comes close to giving us that. JCB listened to the industry to find out what we need and has got it right with 550-80 Wastemaster.”