August 22, 2011


Material Handlers Material Handlers

JCB has announced the JS20MH is now available. The JS20M weighs 20 tons and is designed for public and private waste management companies handling municipal solid waste (MSW) in civic amenity sites, transfer stations, materials recycling facilities (MRFs) and specialist material recycling companies.  

It is powered by the 97kW (130hp) JCB Dieselmax engine and fitted with a 5.7 meters straight boom, the JS20MH will be tailor-made for material handling performance. The options are a 4.0 meters gooseneck dipper for scrap applications or a shorter 3.0 meters straight dipper for waste applications. The maximum achievable pin reach is approximately 9.5 meters.

It also includes a reversible fan for cooling purposes and a Turbo II air pre-cleaner, which provides additional engine filtration. Cab guarding, front and rear light guarding and red and white chevrons on the excavator’s rear end combine for machine protection and on-site safety while operator comfort is enhanced by an air-conditioned cab. All of these features will be included as part of the standard JS20MH specification.