Pioneering Scottish waste management company, Binn Skips has hailed the power-to-weight ratio of its new JCB 426e HT wheeled loading shovel following impressive re-handling performance since its purchase.
The Glenfarg-based firm bought the machine for use at its own recycling yard which forms part of the ground-breaking Binn Eco Park development in Perth. It joins a vast fleet of JCB equipment operating on the site including two further wheeled loading shovels, five tracked excavators, two Loadall telescopic handlers, an articulated dump truck and a generator.
The main roles of the JCB 426e HT are the clearing of the bays underneath a new picking station, the loading of recycled materials into lorries and the loading of screening plant. In addition to the high specification standard features on the model, Binn Skips has selected two additional buckets to perform these applications – a high-tip bucket for the loading function and a general purpose bucket with top clamp for clearing the bays.
Binn Skips General Manager, Iain Taylor said: "The versatility of the JCB shovel is a big factor for us, especially in tight areas in the yard. The power-to-weight ratio is also extremely impressive and the machine has very good pushing abilities.
"We run all JCB equipment at Binn Skips apart from a single dozer. In addition to the quality of the products, the back-up service we get from Scot JCB in Dundee is also first class. The team bends over backwards for us and ensure there is very little downtime on any machine."
The Binn Eco Park is the first eco-innovation park of its kind in Scotland. Situated on a large, well established waste resource management facility, the focus is on the production of raw materials from waste and the remanufacturing of products from recovered materials. The site will also be a renewable energy centre that produces energy from a range of sustainable technologies including gasification, anaerobic digestion, micro hydro and third generation bio-fuels. The waste heat from each of these processes will provide heating to each of the businesses on the park as well as enabling the creation of controlled environments for local food production and other plant based industries.
The JCB 426 model is part of the company’s robust and powerful range of wheeled loading shovels which deliver high breakout forces and operational flexibility. The 14-tonne model delivers engine power of 113kW (152 hp) with a max payload of 3385kg.