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JCB mini excavator range available

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JCB strengthens its product line in Australia with a full range of 6 mini excavators between 1.5 and 4.8 tonnes now available for sale from Construction Equipment Australia.

The 5 new zero tailswing models offer new standards in performance, controllability, operator environment and serviceability.

The complete JCB mini excavator range is:

  • The 1.7-tonne 8018
  • The 2.7-tonne 8025 ZTS
  • The 3.2-tonne 8030 ZTS
  • The 3.7-tonne 8035 ZTS
  • The 4.3-tonne 8040 ZTS
  • The 4.75-tonne 8045 ZTS

Construction Equipment Australia’s, Grant Taylor, Compact Products Specialist, said: “JCB have recognised the trend towards reduced and zero tailswing machinery, and have developed a comprehensive compact range that meets the needs of both rental and contracting customers.”

“In 2006 JCB launched its brand new easier to service, easier to operate and more comfortable reduced tailswing 8018X model, which set a new standard in mini excavators. This has been exceptionally well received worldwide, with JCB’s 801 range of 1.5-tonne mini excavator sales increasing by 50 per cent since launch. Building on this successful platform JCB have extended the same key benefits to five additional models” he said.

The new 8025, 8030 and 8035 ZTS models benefit from high tractive performance, revised dig end geometry, low noise levels and superb controllability.

Weighing in at just under 2,700kg the 8025ZTS is powered by 27.7hp (20.7kW) engine and boasts a 2,600mm dig depth. Bucket breakout force is a substantial 23kN.

The 3,200kg 8030ZTS uses the same 27.7hp engine as its smaller stablemate, but delivers an even more impressive 26kN of bucket breakout force. The 8030ZTS represents a true 3-tonne machine with market leading performance.

3,700 kg 8035ZTS is a huge machine, which features a powerful 31.8hp (23.7kW) diesel engine, which makes it among powerful in its class. All three of these zero tailswing models have a revised boom and dipper design and a new single-piece counterweight, which is mounted as low as possible to provide maximum stability.

The 4.3-tonne 8040ZTS and the 4.75-tonne 8045ZTS will target plant hirers, contractors, utility firms and owner operators. It boasts the performance levels to compete against both zero and conventional tailswing mini excavators in the sub 5-tonne class.

The 8040 ZTS and 8045 ZTS are true zero tailswing machines, with better visibility for enhanced safety. They have the ability to perform in confined spaces without damage to the machine, the site, or those working on it.

The two models are powered by Tier II engines delivering 46hp (34kW). Both boast high digging performance and bucket tearout forces which outperform even conventional models in the class. The maximum dig depth on the 8040ZTS is 3341mm while a longer dipper gives the 8045ZTS a maximum dig depth of 3542mm.

Optimum weight distribution and a substantial undercarriage combine to give good stability; and also good manoeuvrability. The 8040ZTS and 8045ZTS benefit from a top speed of 5.5kph and impressive tractive efforts of 48kN and 55kN respectively. This tracking performance also gives high productivity in dozing applications, aided by JCB’s effective dozer blade design.

The 8025, 8030, 8035, 8040 and 8045 ZTS models all offer an ideal operator environment for machines of this class, courtesy of a spacious and ergonomically designed cab. It features new JCB design of levers, switches and control panel.

All machines feature a single auxiliary hydraulic pedal, the function of which can be switched using a button in the left hand servo lever. This results in greater free floor area for the operator to achieve a comfortable driving position.

All-round visibility is good. The hose routing is positioned on top of the boom so there is nothing to impede the view of the excavator end. This is enhanced further by the large front screen which allows a clear view of the load - even at full dump height.

The cab itself is isolated from the upper structure of the machine, reducing noise and vibration for the operator.

As with all JCB mini excavators, service access on the new zero tailswing models is good – enabling quick attention and reducing downtime. With a rear-mounted engine on 8025, 8030 and 8035, and a side-mounted engine on 8040 and 8045, the service engineer can easily reach the air and fuel filter, oil dipstick, water top-up, starter motor, alternator and the hydraulic pump, simply by opening the bonnet.

The main excavator valve block is also simple to access, without the need to tilt the cab. Engine and hydraulic oil cooling packages are positioned side-by-side for easy cleaning. Service intervals on all of the new models are at 500 hours.

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