JCB 550-80 Wastemaster
The most powerful Wastemaster
The JCB 550-80 Wastemaster is the most powerful Loadall we’ve yet built. Powered by our new EcoMAX engine, it’s geared for maximum capacity, power and productivity.
EcoMAX meets Stage IIIB/Tier 4i legislation without using a bulky DPF, which, in turn, brings benefits like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime. In response to feedback, we’ve fitted a Z-bar linkage (forming our toughest-ever telescopic boom) and, as a result, achieved huge breakout force.
Special Wastemaster spec means it’s also fitted with extra guarding, protection and uprated hydraulics.
The boom on a 550-80 Wastemaster is mounted low in the chassis, providing a rigid structure and maximum over-the-shoulder visibility. Hoses are routed through the boom for maximum protection, while boom overlaps of up to 1.0m ensure ultimate strength and durability.
Side-mounted recessed bonnets and fold-up rear lights are designed to avoid on-site damage to your telescopic handler.
The new 550-80 Wastemaster telescopic handler’s stringent testing programme has included prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, boom and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.
New instruments and a hi-res TFT screen form an intuitive automotive-style layout in the new 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall cab, while backlit switches are crystal clear even in the dark.
The new-look exterior of the 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall isn’t purely cosmetic; the cooling fan airflow is now angled upwards, reducing dust build-up.
An improved rear window seal provides positive closure; this keeps dust and debris out of the 550-80 Wastemaster’s cab.
The cab is one of the largest around, boasting class-leading low noise levels; excellent air flow, ventilation and demisting; optional air conditioning; fully adjustable steering column and optional suspension seat.
Hose burst check valves on the rams prevent collapse if a hose fails, and JCB Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to control the boom functions to help maintain the longitudinal stability of your 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall.
The seat safety switch on the 550-80 Wastemaster disables forward and reverse when an operator leaves their seat; this prevents inadvertent operation.
A JCB 550-80 Wastemaster comes equipped with a full set of side and rear view mirrors for all round visibility and safety compliance. For extra safety, a reverse alarm is standard-fit too.
Maximum Engine Power 93 kW
Maximum Lift Capacity 4999 kg
Maximum Lift Height 8.1 m