A proactive sales team at dealers T.C. Harrison JCB and quality machines have proved a winning combination for JCB as regional waste management company, Yorwaste, has recently invested in three new machines. The order includes two of the brand new JCB 457 Stage IV/Tier 4 Final Wastemaster Wheeled Loaders.
The decision to purchase the latest Wastemaster model and a 437 Wastemaster Wheeled Loader came following an extensive whole life valuation of the JCB machines and their competitors’ nearest equivalents. The process compared capital outlay, fuel consumption, maintenance and warranty packages and potential resale value. It also included a trial of the machines.
Kevin Smith, Head of Continuous Improvement, Yorwaste, explained: “The JCB machines came out on top of the comparison exercise and I was also really impressed by how proactive the sales team from TC Harrison JCB were. They offered us trial units and different specs and had a real desire to work with us. The trials were essential, I wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a spin up the road, so why would I invest company money without knowing the machines could do the job?”
Yorwaste, which employs 250 people and works across 12 sites in North Yorkshire, now has a fleet of 30 JCB machines. The company works on landfill, materials transfer, recycling, composting and energy from waste and has found the JCB Wastemaster range best suited to meet its many varied requirements.
“The waste and recycling industry is a tough business and we really put machines through their paces, but even when there are problems JCB is always on hand to solve them. I’m really impressed by their problem solving skills and attitude,” said Kevin.
Yorwaste takes delivery of the two new 457 and 437 wheeled loaders at the beginning of November, but knows a little bit about what to expect when they arrive. It already has two of the older model 457s in use at its compost business, turning the windrows to help break the material down. They are also used for loading the bulk material into lorries. The new models feature a new JCB CommandPlus cab, offer 16% fuel efficiency over the previous model and no longer need a costly diesel particulate filter (DPF).
“It took some persuading to get a few of our operators to change from a rival machine,” said Kevin “but now they’re using the JCBs there’s no getting them into anything else!”