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JCB shovel moves waste in volume

What is your product?

The JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loading shovel – the largest wheeled loading shovel available from JCB, weighing in at almost 22 tonnes.

Where would it ideally be used?

It is designed to work in high output transfer stations and MRFs, where large volumes of material need to be handled. Typically the machine will be used to load hoppers and trucks and stockpile municipal solid waste and other recyclables.

How is it different?

The 457 Wastemaster is powered by a 7.7-litre MTU Tier 4 Final engine, delivering 193kW (258hp), up from 186kW (250hp) on the previous machine, despite the smaller engine capacity.

The machine meets emissions standards without the need for a costly diesel particulate filter. It relies on an efficient combustion process, a selective catalytic converter system and an exhaust fluid additive.

What benefits does it offer?

It meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards, and the powerful MTU diesel engine is perfectly matched to the machine’s operating duties.

The 457 Wastemaster shows off a completely new cab structure, engine cover and rear counterweight design, all of which contribute to improved visibility, lower noise levels, increased internal space and an enhanced working environment for the operator.


There is no ‘off the shelf ’ JCB machine, so the price depends on customers’ requirements.

Any savings?

A fuel saving of around 16% could be made. With JCB’s telematics system LiveLink fitted as standard, there are further gains to be made through better management information and performance monitoring.

Fleet managers and owners have remote access to realtime fuel consumption and machine working data, including operating hours and fault codes.

The tracking system in Live- Link shows the location of a machine and has helped to recover more than £3m-worth of stolen JCB equipment.

What about maintenance?

JCB has 22 manufacturing plants around the world along with 770 dealers with a network of 2,200 depots to support its customers. With 16 global parts centres, the company has the infrastructure to deliver products to global customers.

Its World Parts Centre, operating 24/7, dispatches more than a million genuine parts and attachments every week.

The machine’s LiveLink system reports when routine servicing is due, enabling customers and dealers to plan the best time for the work to be completed. Reports run on a weekly basis via email.

This early warning allows the machine owner to act immediately to ensure any issues are resolved and expensive downtime is avoided.

Anything else?

JCB will be showing its 457 Wastemaster wheeled loading shovel at this year’s RWM on stand 5P20-R21.


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