MURPHY Plant has bought 25 cabbed JCB site dumpers to help improve the health and wellbeing of its machine operators.
Part of J. Murphy & Sons Limited, the firm has snapped up 15 6T-1 cabbed swivel-tip dumpers and 10 9T-1 cabbed front-tip models.
The machines will be used on a variety of projects in the power, natural resources, water, transport and construction sectors.
Mike Carpenter, MD at Murphy Plant said, “We have done a great deal of research into the fast-moving dumper market and the various options available. We have a duty of care to our operators and firmly believe that the JCB models are the right choice for Murphy. The JCB SiTESAFE cab is the primary driver here, with the operator in a safer space throughout operation, while comfort and protection against the elements are also key concerns. We specified the reversing and forward-facing cameras to ensure the safety of all involved on site.
“The new dumpers have been extremely well received within Murphy so far. They have replaced a longstanding incumbent but we’ve only received positive comments from our projects to date.”
The dumpers are powered by JCB’s 55kW Ecomax diesel engine. The ROPS/FOPS Level II cab features a reinforced frame and an impact protective front screen. Each machine has a front camera to increase visibility, along with a sequenced drive-inhibit system to ensure operators are correctly seated and secure before driving.