Designed to perform. Built to last. Engineered to save fuel
JCBs latest 85Z and 86C mini excavators are products of over 50 years of experience and insight and are designed to be robust, strong and durable without compromising performance.
The two mini excavators are high performance productive machines. Peak power and torque at low engine speeds makes for efficient cycles. Additionally there is a wealth of innovative design features to get the most from every drop of fuel.
JCB has always believed that a fundamental part of high productivity is a comfortable, ergonomic working environment. Consequently, you will find that cabs and controls on an 85Z or 86C are great places to work, even for long work periods.
These tracked excavators are designed to give you more than great performance and long service life. They will also provide ultimate value for money, on and off your working sites.
ZTS or CTS?
Productivity can be seen to be better with either option. CTS because of the added stability, lifting capacity and larger dig end. ZTS as the operator does not have to think about whats around him, which in turn could speed up work, especially in confined spaces. Both options are offered by JCB to suit the customer.
Versatility is part of the package: the twin auxiliary lines generate both high and low hydraulic flows for an array of attachments.
The new dozer profile and angle provides high performance with low soil retention for easy clean. This is combined with tapered lift points positioned behind the edge of the blade providing excellent protection.
A dozer blade float option is offered which enables easier ground leveling and efficient site clean up as well as with an angled dozer blade to speed up trench back filling.
To offer a long and trouble-free service life, the fully robot-welded high tensile steel boom and dipper is strengthened with internal baffle plates providing added structural strength for longlife durability. The bodywork on these mini excavators is made exclusively from pressed steel without plastic. Therefore it’s strong and easy to repair.
These latest 8-tonne class machines boast a heavy-duty kingpost featuring durable re-bushable pivots to optimise service life and providing a safe route for all excavator hoses. The heavy duty boom cylinder guard provides excellent protection with optional dipper and crowd cylinder guards available for more arduous applications.
Mini excavator from JCB have the best SAE service rating on the market, partly because routine checks can be done easily without special tools and the gas-strutted 30˚ tilting cab. Due to our graphite impregnated bronze bushes saving time and money all dig end and dozer greasing intervals are best-in-class at 500 hours.
The cab is incredibly spacious and provides easy, safe access with its large door. Inside, you will find plenty of storage, a phone tray, stowage nets and cup holder. Furthermore a radio, 12V phone charger, powerful heater with window de-mister and a high performing air conditioning system with 9 vents complete the picture.
To ensure all-day operator comfort, this machine offers fully adjustable suspension seating with an optional heated air suspension seat with independent adjustable positions. Switches are ergonomically laid out around a crystal clear informative colour LCD display with optional reversing camera.
For total attachment compatibility and seamless operation, the standard electro proportional high flow line has 10 selectable flow rates. A switch in the cab provides easy operation of single or double-acting auxiliary flow.
The load-sensing hydraulics on JCB’s 8-tonne excavators consume power on demand only, conserving fuel for when you need it most. The patented near zero pressure return line circuit further improves fuel efficiency as the pump does not need to overcome as high a pressure before any work can be done.
Maximum Dig Depth 4.372 m
Maximum Dump Height 5.395 m
Operating Weight 8600 kg