6 February 2023

Commecial Photography in Glasgow & Sotland by ian Arthur Commercial Photography


A leading waste management company has added a brand-new JCB Stage V 560-80 Wastemaster telescopic handler to its impressive fleet of over 20 JCB machines.

Glasgow-based J & M Murdoch will be using the JCB Stage V 560-80 Wastemaster telescopic handler for loading and distributing paper, cardboard, plastic and timber at the company’s four recycling centres across Scotland.

Supplied by dealer Scot JCB the JCB Stage V 560-80 Wastemaster telescopic handler has been purpose built to meet the unique requirements of the waste and recycling industry. The world’s number one telescopic handler is designed perfectly to operate in some of the most arduous conditions and demanding environments.

J&M Murdoch Managing Director Drew Murdoch said: “We choose JCB for the reliability plus they produce machines that fit all the needs of our business. We like dealing with Scot JCB as the service and back-up is first class.

“We’ve had a load of JCB Wastemasters over the years – they’re very good machines, they’re reliable and they tick all the boxes. We like that they’re designed specifically for the waste industry. If you go to another manufacturer you can buy a telehandler but with a JCB Wastemaster you can add the full range of attachments: forks, buckets, clam shells, bale clampers – you name it – so the versatility is unbeatable.”

The JCB 560-80 Wastemaster’s efficient Stage V JCB DieselMax engine now has a larger power capacity of 130hp (97kw). The CommandPlus cab is 12% larger with a 50% reduction in cab noise giving a best-in-class 69dBA. A 14% increase in upward visibility through new, seamless one-piece curved glazing ensures best-in-class visibility too.

J&M Murdoch has been providing transportation, waste management, disposal and recycling services to central Scotland for over 50 years. It runs a fleet of 70 HG vehicles and 22 machines – the vast majority of which are JCB. The fleet covers 10,000 miles across Scotland and J&M Murdoch handles almost 500,000 tonnes of waste across its four sites per annum.