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News » US » JCB introduces new compact excavators » published 21 Jun 2018

JCB introduces new compact excavators

Two new JCB compact excavators aimed at construction, landscaping and rental customers are now available in the USA and Canada.

The larger of the two machines is the 19C-1, a 4,211lb conventional tailswing model. The smaller 18Z-1 has an operating weight of 3,856lb and is JCB’s first zero tailswing machine in the one to two ton excavator class.

Features common to both include all-steel bodywork for maximum impact protection, protection for the hydraulic rams and hoses, 500-hour greasing intervals and a wwing-out counterweight to provide full access to the engine bay. They come with a two-year/2,000-hour warranty.

“The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators are designed to exceed the requirements of the most demanding construction and rental customers,” said Steve Fox, president of product and direct sales for JCB North America. “They are more durable, require less maintenance and are safer to use than comparable one to two ton compact excavators. They get the job done, they’re cheaper to operate, and they represent a better return on your investment over the life of the machine.”

The 18Z-1 and 19C-1 share a common undercarriage with machined faces designed for optimal fit and extended component life. A revised idler design delivers improved ride quality and reduces track stalling in loose material. The redesigned dozer blade is available with standard arms or optional long-reach arms that enable digging close to the machine. Tie-down points are built into the frame and positioned to ensure that ties do not damage the rubber tracks. Improved rubber tracks are standard; steel tracks an available option.

The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators feature improved stability and are claimed to be among the safest on the market. The cab and canopy structures provide more interior space—with more leg and shoulder room—and are compliant with the rollover protection system (ROPS). An improved seating position contributes to better all-round visibility. In addition, both models are equipped with JCB’s 2Go selectable hydraulic cut-out system as standard.


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This article was published on 21 Jun 2018 (last updated on 21 Jun 2018).

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