06 August 2012
At RWM 2012, JCB will add the brand new 4CX Wastemaster backhoe loader to its well-established range for the waste and recycling industry - delivering unprecedented levels of efficiency, versatility and cost savings.
Fitted with a package of features, the flexible and productive backhoe loader is transformed into a tailor-made model for arduous waste environments. With its ability to power an extensive range of specialist attachments, the JCB 4CXWM model - set to become JCB's first dedicated backhoe loader for the industry - will excel in the non-stop working environment typically found at Household Waste Recycling Centres, also known as Civic Amenity Sites.
Globally, the backhoe loader is already one of JCB's biggest selling machines into waste, recycling and demolition applications, with large volume sales in Asia and South America and a strong presence in specific European markets. The JCB 4CXWM offers unrivalled versatility at a price which is likely to be less than the wheeled excavator typically seen on site.
The specialist new 4CXWM model incorporates additional length rear stabilisers and a front frame incorporating hydraulic legs. This combination raises the entire machine horizontally well clear of the ground, offering exceptional views into a bin when compacting material with either a grapple or compaction wheel attachment.
However, other unique attachments ensure that the JCB 4CXWM is highly effective for much more than just compaction. These include grabs for handling waste material, a hook lift for manoeuvring bins and a sweeper collector for keeping the site clean and tidy.
Furthermore, the range of purpose-designed bucket options open 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 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, light guards, belly guards and puncture protected tyres.
In addition, the machine uses the most robust loader arms and axles available - taken from the recently introduced JCB 5CX model. It also features the powerful brand new 81kW (109hp) Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim JCB Dieselmax engine. The road performance and exceptional fuel economy of the JCB backhoe loader mean that travel between sites is fast, easy and cost effective compared to other equipment.