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Service and quality make Hitachi wheel loaders first choice for recycling company

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The UK-based Jack Moody Group (video) has welcomed ten Hitachi wheel loaders to its fleet of construction equipment, and the new models are already active at its four recycling sites across the West Midlands.

The machines were delivered by Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) (HCMUK) to the Group’s subsidiary – JM Recycling. The line-up comprises four ZW250-6s, four ZW180-6s, and two high-lift ZW180-6s. The waste and recycling specification machines were also modified locally by HCMUK.

The complete package

Having first experienced a Hitachi wheel loader in 2015, JM Recycling began a tender process to expand its existing fleet two years later. Although the competition was strong, the company looked closely at the total cost of ownership, and also took the views of its operators into consideration – and Hitachi was ultimately selected.

“We wanted to work in partnership with a manufacturer that could support the product over a five-year period,” says Managing Director Robert Moody. “Hitachi put together an excellent package for us. Choosing them was not a price-led decision – it was about service, warranty and quality.

“We’re growing and have purchased two further Hitachi wheel loaders to help us fulfil new contracts,” confirms Robert. “Yes, the Hitachi wheel loaders are incredibly reliable, but we enjoy a true partnership with HCMUK. The future is looking good and I expect Hitachi to remain part of our success story.”

Simply the best

JM Recycling was set up in the mid-2000s in response to the growing need for environmentally friendly alternatives to landfill disposal. Alongside its central base of operations in Berkswell, near Coventry, JM Recycling also manages other sites at Wolverhampton, Grendon and Telford that collect waste from 1.5 million homes.

One of the ZW250-6 operators, Barry Alders, has been working for JM Recycling for seven years: “The ZW250 is great and I like to keep it in top condition! I’m operating the new machine and you can feel that it’s more powerful than the previous model. I particularly like the quick power button, because it means you can easily cut through the material.

“Inside the cab you can see everything around you, and it’s spacious, comfortable and quiet. This is really important when working eight-hour days. I have to say that the Hitachi ticks all the boxes – I think it’s the best machine I’ve ever driven.”