Privately-owned waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has further improved on-site handling efficiency at its flagship facility at Sittingbourne, Kent, with the introduction of four JCB 457 wheeled loaders.

Countrystyle provides specialist waste recycling, haulage and recovery services for a range of industrial products, including plasterboard, wood, general waste, dry mixed recyclables  and organic green and food wastes. Two of the new JCB models will be deployed within the facility’s dedicated plasterboard recycling building; the remaining two units will operate within the wood yard at Ridham Dock, near Sittingbourne.

As part of Countrystyle’s ongoing commitment to promoting health and safety within the waste sector, the dedicated JCB machines working within the plasterboard processing plant have been supplied with BMAir cabin air filtration technology. The BMAir system prevents polluted air entering the cabin and allows air quality within the operator’s working space to be continuously monitored.

In addition, the new wheeled loaders have been supplied with automatic dual agent fire suppression systems, supplied by Fireward, LED lighting and foam filled tyres to ensure on-site safety and machine uptime are optimised.

Featuring a powerful MTU diesel engine that meets Stage IV/Tier 4 emissions, the JCB 457 wheeled loader is designed to work at sites where large volumes of materials need to be handled. It is available in a variety of model configurations – all built with safety, efficiency, ease of use and maintenance, productivity, performance, reliability and comfort in mind.

Neil Webb, Countrystyle’s Engineering & Project Manager, says: “The build quality of the JCB machines is second to none. We already operate a number of JCB machines including telehandlers and excavators at our Sittingbourne site so we had no hesitation in turning to JCB for our new wheeled loaders.”

JCB dealer, Greenshields JCB, supplied the new equipment and will also provide ongoing full maintenance support.