JCB’s Hydradig Wastemaster wheeled excavators represent a new and exciting material handling solution.
In today’s world where space is at a premium, compact dimensions and all-round visibility have become increasingly important.
This is particularly true for waste and resource recovery operators, who whether working at a materials recovery facility, landfill site or recycling plant, are often forced to manoeuvre machinery around tight spaces.
According to Deon Cope, JCB CEA National Wheeled Loader Product Manager, addressing this issue was a key motivation behind the design and development of JCB’s Hydradig 110W.
“The vision from the outset of the Hydradig project was to design and engineer the most innovative solution in response to five key challenges facing customers in today’s waste sector.
“Those challenges include visibility, stability, mobility, serviceability, and importantly, manoeuvrability.”
In even the most confined urban sites, Cope says the Hydradig’s four-wheel steer, two-wheel steer and crab steer as standard make operating easy, allowing operators to work in tighter confines safely. A best-in-class turning circle of under four metres lets operators work closer to walls, Cope adds, while a reverse steer option lets them change the back of the machine to the front when working in a single lane.
“The JCB Hydradig 110W also allows operators to enjoy total all-round visibility with the ability to see all four wheels plus a one metre perimeter around the machine at ground level.This makes it first for easier and safer operating in tight, crowded worksites.”
The excavator features best-in-class over the side stability when digging, lifting or slinging, compared to conventional tailswing competitors.
Cope adds that this is all achieved with a minimal tailswing of just 120 millimetres.
In addition to the Hydradig’s safety features, Cope highlights its high-powered performance, with a top speed of 40 kilometres per hour in the construction version, and a stepless transmission from a T4 81 kilowatt EcoMax engine letting operators travel to and between sites quicker.
“Three mobility modes allow the operator to set the JCB Hydradig 110W for any task,” Cope says.
“Highway mode isolates the upper structure for travelling at up to 40 kilometres per hour, site mode limits the machine to 20 kilometres per hour with all hydraulic services active, whilst creep mode has a speed limiter for the most precise jobs.”
He adds that a Livelink five-year contract as standard enables operates to monitor utilisation of their investment, fuel consumption and machine location.
As with other machines in JCB CEA’s range, the Hydradig is available under the company’s Wastemaster specification, which features a cab guard Falling Object Protection System that fully protects operators.
The JCB Hydradig Wastemaster can be used with a variety of tilt-rotator models and can be equipped with mechanical and hydraulic quick hitches from the factory.
A high flow auxiliary circuit is standard, and the machine can be equipped with two low flow circuits, plus dedicated hydraulic circuits for quick hitch operation.
“Drawing on our experience working with a range of Australian waste and resource recovery companies, we can confidently say that our latest range, JCB’s Hydradig Wastemaster wheeled excavators, represent a new and exciting material handling solution.”