Recycler boosts processing productivity by 90%

Scotland-based specialist WRC Recycling has increased its waste processing capabilities by adding a new JCB material handler to its equipment fleet.

WRC Recycling's new JCB JS20MH material handler at work WRC Recycling’s new JCB JS20MH material handler. (PHOTO: JCB)

The family-run company, which provides waste management and recycling services, recently purchased the JCB JS20MH machine as part of a major investment in equipment for its new £4 million (US$5.1 million) recycling facility.

Its JS20MH features a hydraulically raised cab and selector grab and is being used to sort construction and demolition material, and to load a new screening plant.

Together the two machines are processing around 40 t of waste material -including metals, plastics and wood - every hour, which according to WRC is 90% more than the previous method it was using. 

Colin Blakely, Commodities & Operations Director at WRC Recycling, said: “The JS20MH is performing very well and the operator likes it which is an key factor for us.

“The elevated cab provides maximum visibility to safely, quickly and efficiently sort through the material before loading. We see it as a key machine to feed the plant and help us drive and increase our future productivity. ”

WRC’s JS20MH material handler joins the company’s existing fleet of seven JCB 538-60 Agri Super Loadall telescopic handlers.

It is fitted with the manufacturer’s Stage V-compliant DieselMAX 97kW engine model and its key features include a wide core radiator and reverse fan, climate control, five halogen work lights and a heated air suspension seat.

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