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JCB 457 wheel loader

Ridgway Rental strengthen machinery fleet with new waste handlers including 457 wheel loader 

FAMILY-run Ridgway Rentals have added three new JCB machines to their growing fleet of waste-handling equipment. Supplied by Gunn JCB, the company has taken delivery of a 457 wheel loader, a JS20MH wheeled material handler and a 560-80 Wastemaster Loadall. 

Powered by a new MTU diesel engine, the JCB 457 loader features a CommandPlus cab that offers high levels of operator comfort. The JS20MH material handler was chosen for its ability to maximize productivity and safety in waste-handling applications. It produces peak power at low revs and is equipped with maintenance-saving devices that ensure optimum uptime.

The 560-80 Wastemaster Loadall is the highest-capacity model in the JCB Loadall range. With a 6,000kg lifting capacity and powerful EcoMax engine, the 560-80 unit will deliver high productivity for Ridgway.

The latest acquisitions will go straight into Ridgway’s nationwide fleet of specialist waste-handlers, which includes loading shovels and excavators available for hire on both long- and short-term contracts.  

Stuart Jones, managing director of Ridgway Rental, said: ‘We are investing in waste-handling machinery that is not commonly available on spot hire contracts but is often required to cover breakdowns or to work on new projects.

‘We have always operated an extensive range of JCB machines in our construction equipment hire fleet, so when it came to choosing new models for our waste hire division it was quickly agreed that JCB offer the robust and adaptable products that are needed in tough waste and recycling environments.’ 

Last year Ridgway Rentals invested more than £2.5 million in 26 high-spec JCB excavators, including: a JCB Hydradig; JS131 and JS220 tracked excavators; JS145W, JS160W and JS200W wheeled excavators; and zero tail-swing 85Z-1 midi excavators. 

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