Page 32 - Contractors World - UK & Ireland Edition Vol 2 No 7

Page 32
Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 7
Dedicated Materials Handler
At RWM 2012 JCB also displayed the 20 tonne JS20MH - its first dedicated material handler for the waste and recycling
industry. The first machines will be delivered to customers before the end of the year and it will go into full production by
The machine will target public and private waste management companies handling municipal solid waste (MSW) in
civic amenity sites, transfer stations, materials recycling facilities (MRFs) and also specialist material recycling companies.
Joining JCB’s established JS200W Wastemaster – a conventional wheeled excavator adapted for the needs of scrap
and waste handling industries - the JS20MH will capitalise on the company’s expertise in the production of reliable
and durable wheeled excavators and will share the engine and hydraulics with the latest JS160W model. However, the
undercarriage is a completely new design and features a centralised slew turret for increased all-round stability and
uniform lift performance throughout the 360º rotation.
This result is consistent operation and true material handler characteristics, aided further by a slew gear box which
delivers increased slew accuracy while loading. Purpose-built for the waste and recycling environment, the machine will
be available with fixed or hydraulically raised cab for loading containers, giving improved vision and safety on site.
Powered by the 97 kW (130 hp) JCB Dieselmax engine and fitted with a 5.7 metre straight boom, the JS20MH will be
tailor-made for excellent material handling performance. The dipper options are a 4.0 metre gooseneck dipper for scrap
applications or a shorter 3.0 metre straight dipper for waste applications – each creating a smaller rig than the JS200W
Wastemaster. The maximum achievable pin reach is approximately 9.5 metres.
An intelligent reversible fan gives optimum cooling performance, a Turbo II air pre cleaner provides additional engine
filtration and a wide core radiator is also built in. Cab guarding, front and rear light guarding and red and white chevrons
on the machine’s rear end combine for machine protection and on-site safety while operator comfort is enhanced by an
air-conditioned cab.
As a result, the road performance and exceptional fuel
economy of the JCB backhoe loader means that travel
between sites is fast, easy and cost effective compared
to other equipment used in comparable applications and
controllability is excellent once it arrives.
In addition, the machine uses the most robust loader arms
and axles available – taken from the recently introduced JCB
CX model. It has a 4.72 m extending dipper at the excavator
end and excavator type seat mounted controls for easy