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Versatile use on CA sites

What is your product?

The JCB 5CX Wastemaster is a great all-rounder: a single model that is adaptable enough to carry out many different jobs.

How does it work?

It can handle a huge number of tasks such as moving containers, compacting, picking and sorting, loading, materials handling, sweeping up, pallet handling and and can travel on public roads between sites.

Where would it ideally be used?

It is purpose-built for busy civic amenity (CA) sites. Extra height is provided by hydraulic stabiliser legs, giving operators good visibility. The extra-long excavator enables the machine to reach the far end of bins when compacting.

How is it different?

Versatility is the key. The ability to switch attachments quickly means the machine can perform a wide range of jobs, setting it apart from the ‘one task’ machines usually found on CA sites where they are solely used for compacting.

The 5CX Wastemaster will carry out many more jobs, including moving containers, picking and sorting, handling palletised loads and keeping the site clear of loose or spilled materials.

What benefits does it offer?

The ability to perform a wide range of tasks throughout the working day helps a CA site to operate at optimum efficiency.

Being road legal, organisations that are responsible for more than one location will reap additional value because the vehicle can travel between different sites, avoiding the need for more than one machine.

Operators are promised a comfortable ride thanks to in-cab features such as heated air suspension seat, coffee maker, heated front screen, and cool box.

Where has it been used?

Two great examples of the 5CX Wastemaster being used successfully in recycling environments come from Robert Hopkins En- vironmental, a waste management service provider in West Bromwich, and BAV Branau in Germany (videos showing the machines in action can be seen at


The price will vary depending on specifications, but many sites find that the 5CX Wastemaster is substantially less expensive than models traditionally found on a CA site. This multifaceted machine can be used continuously throughout the day, making it highly cost effective.

Any savings?

Savings can be made by having just one machine instead of several, which helps to cut down on the costs associated with maintenance and fuelling.

Fuel consumption can be reduced with JCB’s EcoRoad technology. The benefits include a variable displacement piston pump that automatically reduces hydraulic flow when it is not required; auto back-off power brakes that reduce friction and drag; and the Smoothride system, which prevents the machine from bouncing when driven at speed, enhancing operator comfort and minimising material spillage.

What is its life span?

If machines are maintained correctly and serviced regularly, they can be operational for many years. JCB can refurbish/remanufacture used engines.

How is it future-proofed?

Advances in technology mean that fleets can be managed more effectively – and from a distance. The 5CX Wastemaster features JCB Livelink, which uses telematics to enable managers to track their fleet remotely, receiving crucial information online, by email and via mobile phone or tablet.

The 24/7 technology helps potential problems to be picked up immediately, meaning that costly delays caused by machines being out of action can be avoided. It also helps with security, highlighting when a machine moves out of a predetermined zone or across geographical borders, warning of possible suspicious behaviour. Curfew alerts indicate when machines are being used at undesignated times.

Any future applications?

As the recycling and waste management industry develops, the versatility of the 5CX Wastemaster will help it to keep pace with the required changes.  

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