New materials handler boosts productivity at Renfrewshire recycling plant

WRC Recycling has snapped up a new JCB JS20MH materials handler to process construction and demolition waste as part of a major investment in equipment to work at its new £4 million recycling facilities in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire.

The JS20MH – complete with hydraulically raised cab and selector grab – is responsible for sorting material and loading a new screening plant.

JCB explained that combination can process 40 tonnes per hour, contributing to a 90% productivity increase in the tonnage WRC can recycle compared to its previous operations.

Colin Blakely, WRC operations director, said, “The JS20MH is performing very well and the operator likes it, which is a 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. The service support on the machine from Scot JCB is also second to none.”

WRC Recycling offers bespoke waste management solutions to residential and corporate clients including bulk waste haulage, skip hire services, confidential paper shredding, waste material disposal and recycling. The JS20MH model joins seven existing JCB 538-60 Agri Super Loadall telehandlers in the fleet.

The materials handler is powered by the JCB DieselMAX 97kW Stage V-compliant engine. Features include wide core radiator and reverse fan, climate control, five halogen work lights, and a heated air suspension seat.