Leading Hampshire waste business M Collard Waste Management Services is one of the first companies to buy a new JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall telescopic handler.
It is using the new model at its recycling facility in Yateley, Hampshire where it recycles 89 per cent of the material from its skip hire business.
The eight-metre life height, five-tonne maximum lift capacity 550-80 Wastemaster is JCB’s highest capacity Loadall and has been specifically designed for bulk handling operations in heavier duty waste applications.
M Collard Waste Management Services director Mick Collard said: “We have previously bought second-hand equipment, but when we saw the new JCB 550-80 Wastemaster being demonstrated we knew it was the model we wanted.
“It is a front-line machine, in use from the beginning to the end of the day and without it we couldn’t do the as effectively.
“The waste industry is a very, very hard environment and we need machines that can cope with that environment and nobody else comes close to giving us that. JCB listened to the industry to find out what we need and has got it right with 550-80 Wastemaster.”
M Collard Waste Management Services also has a facility in Reading.