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JCB excavators join family firms fleet

JCB excavators join family firm’s fleet

Britaniacrest Recycling has recently taken delivery of a new JCB JS200W wheeled excavator from local dealer, Greenshields JCB. The company has also ordered two JCB JS220X excavators to be used for loading crushers, a screener, shredders, waste trommels and breaking concrete, in addition to occasional use for demolition and groundwork.

The JS200 is being put to use at Britaniacrest’s busy licenced waste transfer facility at Hookwood, just up the road from Gatwick Airport, mainly for sorting waste and loading a shredder. When required the excavator is also being used to load articulated tipping trucks – maximising its flexibility.

“We opted for the JS200W because of its greater stability and reach when sorting waste and loading articulated tipper lorries. The key benefits of the JS200 are its reach, its larger grab for bulk loading and its reliability,” said Britaniacrest director Ray Foss Jr.

The JS200W is a multi-work tool designed to be more productive though its ability to cover a broad range of tasks. Weighing in at approximately 22 tonnes, the JS200W has a closed box section revolving frame to increase strength and reduce stress, while also making the excavator highly resistant to impact damage on demanding waste and recycling sites. The 1.18 cubic metre bucket capacity further contributes to productivity, while the excavator’s ergonomic cabin design gives the operator clear visibility over the job in hand as well as what’s going on around.

Formed in 1993 by Ray Foss (senior), Britaniacrest Recycling is a family business employing over 95 staff. The company reduces the waste entering its transfer station by 90% before sending the unusable remainder for energy generation. The company is constantly evolving to recycle more waste and to offer higher levels of customer service.

With the new JS200W, Britaniacrest operates a 16-strong fleet of JCBs across its sites at Gatwick, Warnham and Storrington. Foss Jr. commented: “One of the main reasons we went with JCB was the back-up and service it offers. Our overall view of JCB and its equipment is very high we have a very good relationship with the company.”

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