JCB 8026 CTS
Big performance in a compact form
The brand new 8026 CTS is JCBs first-ever conventional tailswing machine in the current 2.5-3.5 tonne class.
With a transport weight of 2.7 tonnes, it is one of the largest excavators you can tow behind a 3.5 tonne vehicle. It’s similar in many ways to JCBs 8025, but it has been uprated in key areas.
On the JCB 8026 CTS, there are Nachi auto kickdown motors for smoother operation during spin turning and dozing. Tracking speed and single speed tractive effort are class-leading at 5 kph (11% improved over the 8025) and 25.02 kN.
For lifting power to match, JCB has fitted a Maxi-lift dozer ram to this mini digger. You can actually lift the front of the machine on the dozer even at engine tickover, at maximum reach with a 770kg load. This is unique to this machine.
To save fuel, the JCB 8026 CTS uses a lower power version of the 8025’s engine (torque is equal) but - because of our other innovations - productivity is still class-leading and represents a 8% efficiency gain.
Just like the 8025, the new JCB 8026 CTS mini excavator is designed to meet customer demands for unrivalled service access and long 500-hour service intervals.
Externally, there is a robust black cast counterweight to protect the rear. Furthermore JCB has lowered the turret height by 35mm for added stability. They also improved the tracks on the JCB 8026 CTS JCB mini digger. 250mm Bridgestone short pitch tracks reduce noise and vibration with high durability.
Single side grease points on the excavator arm pivot pins simplify greasing. Additionally there is excellent access to the hydraulic valve block under the side-opening bonnet. Plus JCB has used the latest O-ring face seals throughout this compact excavator’s hydraulic system for durability. The two gas assisted gull wing bonnets give excellent engine access.
There is plenty of room in the 8026 CTS’ cab, unusually for a mini excavator. Access is easy via a wide door. The door itself latches back within the tailswing so you can work with it open. To make access to this JCB mini digger even easier, the left control pod hinges up and there is no left foot pedal to get in the way.
There is more leg room, a further 50mm of seat adjustment and improved cab stowage compared to the 8025. Above all new rubber cab mounts reduce vibration, and internal noise is just 77 dBa. For maximum comfort the seating position is fully adjustable and there is an efficient heating system. You can effortlessly store the gas-strut-assisted upper front screen overhead. The lower front screen can also be removed. Plus, the whole cab structure is isolated from the slew frame for minimum vibration.
In all, the JCB 8026 CTS compact excavator is a comfortable favourite.
Maximum Dig Depth 3.05 m
Maximum Dump Height 3.22 m
Operating Weight 2867 kg