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JCB Hydradig for Polymer processing plant

Leading Irish manufacturer of uPVC building products, RE-KKUR, has introduced a JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster wheeled excavator at the in-house plastic recycling facility that it operates at its County Fermanagh site. RE-KKUR opened its new Polymer Processing Plant in 2018 to further improve the efficiency of its recycling processes. RE-KKUR’s in-house recycling capability enables the company to produce a high quality product that is made from 99 per cent post-industrial recycled PVC – giving it a distinct competitive advantage. Waste management companies deliver trailer loads of reclaimed uPVC that has…

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Hydradig is the ‘Go To’ Machine!

A JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster is helping RiverRidge – the largest independent waste management operator in Northern Ireland – to further improve operational efficiency at its materials recovery facility in its Maydown site in Londonderry. Supplied by JCB dealer, Dennison JCB, the Hydradig is being used to undertake a range of core duties, including loading and unloading lorries, sorting waste materials, delivering loads to RiverRidge’s shredders and ensuring that the site is kept tidy at all times. At the Maydown site, a range of industrial, domestic and commercial waste is…

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Taking the Hydradig road

The first JCB Hydradigs to roll off the company’s production line are being pressed into service – with two being snapped up by a leading Scottish plant hirer. One of the first customers to purchase them is Kilmarnock-based Blackwood Plant Hire, which has purchased two of the machines from dealer Scot JCB as part of an order for a total of 25 JCB excavators in a deal worth over £2 million. “We are continually looking for new products that can give us the edge over our competitors. nike air max…

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It’s goodie bag time again

The international trade press descended upon the JCB World Headquarters last week to witness the grand unveiling of the all-new JCB Hydradig wheeled excavator. Upon departure, each of these perfumed and over-privileged hacks was handed a goodie bag containing some exclusive Hydradig merch. We received an A3 commemorative (and very glossy) Hydradig brochure; an exclusive Hydradig box containing a detailed (and equally glossy) Hydradig book; a Hydradig USB thumb drive containing oodles of information, photos and video; a Hydradig-branded Parker pen; and a model of the JCB 535-140 telescopic handler.…

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Believe the Hype

The drive towards Tier 4 compliance has, in recent years, impeded innovation in plant and equipment circles; research and development budgets redirected to satisfy the legislators rather than the customers. But with Tier 4 largely in the can and Tier 5 far enough away to be a problem for tomorrow, manufacturers are – at long last – getting back to what they do best. Regardless, I approached the launch of JCB’s much-lauded Hydradig concept with a degree of trepidation. The company is no slouch in the marketing department; and its…

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