Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Countrystyle provides specialist waste recycling, haulage and recovery services for a range of industrial products, including plasterboardwood, 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.

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 from 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 an 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.

Neil Webb, Countrystyle’s Engineering and 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.