JCB Excavator

Twelve Compact Earthmovers from the Global Equipment Giant

JCB has decades of experience in manufacturing full-size and compact excavators. The company currently offers 12 compact excavator models, ranging from the 1.8-ton 8018 to the 10-ton 100C-1. While the JCB lineup of compact excavators is deployed to a wide variety of construction applications, machines in the 1.8- to 4-ton range are commonly used in landscaping applications and are a popular choice for rental fleet managers. Machines in heavier weight classes are most popular for larger excavation, sewer and pipeline projects.

According to JCB, its compact excavators provide operators and fleet managers with the advantages of some of the strongest, most versatile, easily maintained and safest machines on the market. JCB excavators feature heavy-duty, fully-welded H-frames for solid, rigid structures and a low center of gravity. Track components are sealed for life. JCB hydraulic systems boast the latest industry technology “O-Ring Face Seal” (ORFS) hydraulic fittings, providing good sealing capabilities. JCB’s programmable twin auxiliary lines provide high and optional low hydraulic flows to operate an array of attachments. The JCB range also offers excellent visibility due to large front, side and top glass areas.

With the recent introduction of JCB’s 45Z-1, 48Z-1 and 55Z-1 zero tail swing models, and the 57C-1 conventional tail swing model, JCB says that it offers the machines and capabilities that its customers demand and is poised to grab a bigger share of a market expected to continue to grow in coming years.

Advice to Buyers

“When purchasing a compact excavator, it is important that machine specifications be suited to the intended application and anticipated operating conditions,” says Jordan Dey, JCB North America’s product manager of compact excavators. “Your purchasing decision should consider factors such as machine weight, hydraulics, tracks and engine power to ensure that your machine performs to your expectations and, ultimately, delivers maximum productivity and return for your business.”

JCB North America
2000 Bamford Blvd., Pooler, GA 31322
912-447-2000 |

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