JCB launches three mini excavators


JCB has launched a trio of new mini excavators – including its first zero tailswing model – to meet the varied needs of the construction industry.

The rental-specific 16C-1 (above), which has a conventional tailswing; the zero tailswing 18Z-1 model (below); and the contractor-designed 19C-1 (bottom) all weigh between 1.6 and 1.8 tonnes.

All three models feature a 100% steel bodywork that protects hydraulic rams and hoses, as well as 10 integral tie-down points making transporting the vehicles a simple task and offering 500-hour greasing intervals to minimize downtime.

A redesigned dozer blade and easy-to-install dozer wings provide increased lift height and optional longer-reach dozer arms for greater stability and site clearance.

The machines use a four-plate boom and dipper design, with three dipper arm lengths of 950mm, 1,100mm and 1,344mm available. A 1,800mm main boom with top mounted ram provides maximum protection for the hydraulic cylinder.

JCB chief engineer for compact products, Gary Davies, said, “Each of these new models shares the same engineering DNA as the 4-10 tonne range [and are]designed and engineered from the ground up, giving rental and contractor customers exactly what they want.”

The company’s chief innovation and growth officer, Tim Burnhope, added, “These new 1-2 tonne models will add real value to rental companies, benefiting from overall lower cost of ownership, excellent return on investment, maximum up time, minimum turn around times and importantly strong residual values.”

June 9, 2017


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