Glasgow waste management firm snaps up JCB Wastemaster telehandler

GLASGOW-based J & M Murdoch has snapped up a new JCB Stage V 560-80 Wastemaster telehandler for loading and distributing paper, cardboard, plastic and timber at the company’s four recycling centres across Scotland.

The model has been added to a fleet of over 20 JCB machines and was supplied by Scot JCB.

The machine has been purpose built to meet the requirements of the waste and recycling industry, described as being designed to operate in some of the ‘most arduous’ conditions and ‘demanding’ environments.

J&M Murdoch MD Drew Murdoch said, “We choose JCB for the reliability plus they produce machines that fit all the needs of our business. We like dealing with Scot JCB as the service and back-up is first class.

“We’ve had a load of JCB Wastemasters over the years – they’re very good machines, they’re reliable and they tick all the boxes. We like that they’re designed specifically for the waste industry. If you go to another manufacturer you can buy a telehandler but with a JCB Wastemaster you can add the full range of attachments: forks, buckets, clam shells, bale clampers – you name it – so the versatility is unbeatable.”

The JCB 560-80 Wastemaster’s Stage V JCB DieselMax engine now has a larger power capacity of 130hp (97kw). JCB revealed the CommandPlus cab is 12% larger with a 50% reduction in cab noise. The manufacturer added there is also a 14% increase in upward visibility through new one-piece curved glazing.

J&M Murdoch runs a fleet of 70 HG vehicles and 22 machines – the vast majority of which are JCB. The business handles almost 500,000 tonnes of waste across its four sites per annum.