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New fleet of Hitachi machines for Jack Moody Group

Hitachi ZW250-6 and ZW180-6 wheel loaders

Company invests in 10 waste-specification wheel loaders for its subsidiary JM Recycling 

CONSTRUCTION and waste specialists Jack Moody Group have strengthened their earthmoving machinery fleet with 10 new Hitachi wheel loaders and the machines are already active at four of the group’s recycling sites across the West Midlands. 

The waste- and recycling-specification loading shovels were modified and delivered by Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) to Jack Moody’s subsidiary JM Recycling, and comprises four ZW250-6s, four ZW180-6s and two high-lift ZW180-6 models. 

Having first experienced a Hitachi wheel loader in 2015, JM Recycling began a tender process to expand its existing fleet two years later. Although the competition was strong, the company looked closely at the total cost of ownership whilst taking views of its operators into consideration – and the Hitachi brand was, ultimately, selected. 

‘We wanted to work in partnership with a manufacturer that could support the product over a five-year period,’ said managing director Robert Moody. ‘Hitachi put together an excellent package for us. Choosing them was not a price-led decision – it was about service, warranty and quality.’ 

JM Recycling were set up in the mid-2000s in response to the growing need for environmentally friendly alternatives to landfill disposal. Barry Alders, one of the ZW250-6 operators, has been working for the waste-management subsidiary for seven years.  

He commented: ‘I’m operating the new machine and you can tell that it’s more powerful than the previous model. Inside the cab you can see everything around you and it’s spacious, comfortable, and quiet. This is important when working eight-hour days. I have to say that the Hitachi ticks all the boxes.’ 

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