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JCB has launched the brand new 5CX Wastemaster – a machine designed to meet the needs of the waste and recycling industry. This new model further expands JCB’s well-established range for the waste and recycling industry, which delivers unprecedented levels of efficiency, versatility and cost savings.

Customer feedback has helped to shape this flexible and productive machine, which is fitted with a package of purpose-built features, tailor-making it for arduous waste environments. Thanks to its ability to power an extensive range of specialist attachments, the JCB 5CXWM is perfect for household waste recycling centres, transfer stations, sorting, shredding or baling facilities.

The JCB 5CXWM offers unrivalled versatility at a price which is less than the wheeled excavator typically seen on site. Its ability to perform a variety of roles also eliminates the need for other machines such as forklift or pallet trucks – further increasing cost savings.

This specialist new model incorporates additional length rear stabilisers and a front frame or Waste Multishovel with top grab, both incorporating hydraulic legs. This combination raises the entire machine well clear of the ground, offering exceptional views into a bin, shredder or baler when compacting or loading material with a selector grab, jaw bucket or dedicated compaction wheel.

However, additional attachments ensure that the JCB 5CXWM is highly effective for more than just loading or compaction. These include a selector grab for handling or sorting waste material, bale grabs for loading out bales, and a sweeper collector for keeping the site clean and tidy. Furthermore, a unique hook lift for manoeuvring bins and skips gives clear advantages over other machines in terms of site productivity.

The range of purpose-designed bucket options opens up a wide array of typical waste re-handling tasks. At the loader end, users can choose between high-capacity general-purpose, 6-in-1, or top grab buckets, depending on the application and nature of the load. At the excavator end, a hydraulic jaw bucket, a selector grab or a mechanical grapple both deliver highly effective materials handling capabilities.

Safety on site is enhanced by superb all round visibility from the cab, high visibility stabiliser chevrons, convex mirrors, rotating beacon and a reversing alarm. Machine protection is assured with the inclusion of additional boom protection, rear screen impact protection, light guards and puncture protected tyres.

This high specification new machine features the powerful 81kW (109hp) JCB Ecomax engine and incorporates innovations such as Advanced EasyControl and 4-speed Powershift transmission with TorqueLock. As a result, the road performance and exceptional fuel economy of the 5CXWM means that travel between sites is fast, easy and cost effective compared to other equipment used in comparable applications, and controllability is excellent once it arrives.

In addition, the 5CXWM uses the most robust loader arms and axles available. It has a full reach of 7.10 metres at the excavator end and excavator type seat mounted controls for easy operation. It boasts air-conditioning, an immobiliser, JCB LiveLink telematics and the latest JCB Powerslide system – which offers assured excavator movement from side to side across the whole of the machine’s rear frame – all as standard.