Shropshire-based plant hire specialist, Ridgway Rentals, has added three new JCB machines to its growing fleet of waste handling equipment.

JCB dealer, Gunn JCB, supplied a model 457 wheeled loader, a JS20MH wheeled material handler and a 560-80 Wastemaster Loadall. The deal was funded through JCB Finance and Gunn JCB will provide full warranty and service back-up nationwide through the JCB dealer network – no matter where in the UK the machine is working.

The all-new JCB 457 features a powerful new MTU diesel engine, while its CommandPlus cab delivers outstanding operator comfort and productivity. 

Meanwhile, JCB’s JS20MH wheeled material handler is designed to maximise productivity and safety. It produces its peak power and torque at low revs and features various maintenance-saving devices that ensure optimum uptime.

Ridgway’s other new addition – the 560-80 Wastemaster Loadall – is the highest capacity machine in the JCB Loadall range. With 6,000kg of lifting capacity and its powerful EcoMax engine, the 560-80 assures high operational output.

All of the new acquisitions will go straight into Ridgway Rental’s nationwide fleet of specialist waste handlers which the company offers through its recently launched waste hire division.

Ridgway’s waste hire fleet includes an extensive range of specialist equipment from loading shovels to reach excavators, which, unusually for the waste hire sector, the company rents out on both long and short term contracts.

Stuart Jones, Ridgway Rentals’ managing director, said: “We are investing in waste handling machinery that is not commonly available on spot hire contracts but is often required to cover breakdowns or to work on new projects.”

Jones added: “We have always operated an extensive range of JCB machines in our construction equipment hire fleet, so when it came to choosing new models for our waste hire division it was quickly agreed that JCB offer the robust and adaptable products that are needed in tough waste and recycling environments.” 

Last year Ridgway Rentals invested over £2.5 million in 26 high specification JCB excavators – including a JCB Hydradig, JS131 and JS220 tracked excavators, JS145W, JS160W and JS200W wheeled excavators and eight tonne, zero tailswing 85Z-1 midi excavators.