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JESCO Customizes Deere Excavator, Loader for Scrap Yard

Tue August 28, 2007 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

JESCO has recently customized a new John Deere 450DLC excavator with shear and a 544J loader with forks and specialized foam filled tires for Fortune Riverside Scrap Yard.

JESCO enhanced the 450DLC’s Genesis 990 Maxx shear capabilities with a special hydraulic setup that will more efficiently utilize the machine’s hydraulic system during shear cutting operations. This hydraulic setup balances the work load between both hydraulic pumps. Shear cycle times became quicker while maintaining maximum working pressures, making the machine more efficient on the job, according to the manufacturer.

In addition to the 450DLC, Fortune Riverside also purchased a new 544J Z-bar linkage wheel loader customized with 6 ft. (1.8 m) Al-Jon auto forks and Primex smooth L-5 foam filled tires. The foam tires will provide a longer and more reliable life cycle than standard rubber tires while working in the scrap yard, the manufacturer said.

“Both customized machines will greatly enhance productivity and efficiency at our scrap yard,” said Nick Lui of Fortune Riverside.

“We aim to meet our customers’ needs no matter what,” stated Steve Rizzi, territory manager of JESCO. “We want our customers to feel that they can come to us with any request and know that we will be able to meet it.”

Riverside Scrap Yard, located in Rahway, N.J., has been in business for more than 50 years and recently was purchased by Fortune. Fortune, founded in Brooklyn, now owns more than 20 scrap yards throughout the United States and Asia. Having 3 locations in New Jersey, Fortune was able to conduct business with Riverside before the buyout. During this time, Fortune saw first-hand the John Deere machines in action and JESCO’s service.

“Riverside has been dealing with JESCO for over 10 years,” stated Lui. “We knew JESCO’s great reputation from working with Riverside before the buyout. They get the job done on a daily basis without setbacks.”

JESCO has three branch offices located in South Plainfield, Fairfield and Lumberton, N.J.

For more information, call 800/241-7070 or visit

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