At The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo we are excited to have JCB Australia showcasing their new new JCB 18Z and 19C mini excavators. JCB is currently launching them into the australian market.

JCB’s New Mini Excavators

The new JCB Mini Excavators 18Z and 19C operating weights of 1.7-1.8 tonnes and are offered in four variants.

There are two upper structure designs, zero tail swing (18Z) and conventional tail swing (19C). In both cases they incorporate improved layouts for easier operator and service access. The 18Z will be a hit in Australia – a well-established industry segment where customers demand increasingly compact designs and more performance.

The 18Z mini excavator is the lead unit in this foursome and will provide customers with a 1.7 tonne zero tail swing machine designed to meet the changing requirements and multiple applications expected of mini excavators that work in confined areas.

There are three 19C mini excavator variants on offer which replace the successful and class performance leading 8018. The 19C conventional tail swing is available in canopy and cab mechanical versions as well as a high spec canopy machine with electro-proportional auxiliaries.  The conventional tail swing configuration suits applications where machine balance in heavy dig end tasks is vital for optimum output.

The new machine features were based around key criteria:

Robust design

The machines share common design DNA, boasting improved durability with robust construction and ease of maintenance, to minimise downtime and boost work output for the customer.  They have been engineered from the ground up to deliver reduced total cost of ownership and improved ease of use.

All-steel body panels provide maximum protection and are designed specifically for the rental and contractor segments. As well as adding weight in the right places on the machine, steel panels can be quickly and easily repaired if required which is vitally important in a hire fleet with optimum usage rates.

A common heavy undercarriage is used, with machined faces for improved fit and extended component life. All come with the retractable track frame offering widths of 980-1,330mm. A revised idler design delivers improved ride quality and reduces track stalling in loose material.

The machines use a next generation four-plate boom and dipper design, with machine matched dipper arm lengths of 950mm on the 18Z, 1,100mm on the 19C canopy versions and 1,344mm on the Cab Gravemaster variant.  The 1,800mm main boom with top mounted ram provides maximum protection for the hydraulic cylinder.

At The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo

Having JCB showcase their range of construction & farm machinery at the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo is awesome. Their stands are always exciting with the best machinery on display & their staff always engaging and giving the best advice to the end users.

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