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JCB VM 117

We believe in adding features, not filters

The JCB VM117 is all-new and supremely productive. Boasting the kind of innovation and design expertise you’d expect from JCB Compaction, the VM117 and VM137 soil compactors offer a host of performance, comfort, safety and efficiency features.


Like our new award-winning EcoMAX T4i-compliant engine, which meets Tier 4i legislation without bulky DPF or SCR; compact installation provides uncompromised visibility and maneuverability. The VM117 also has up to 60% gradeability, a new exciter system, an all-day comfy ergonomic cab, great ease of maintenance, and strong residuals.

JCB’s EcoMAX engine uses less fuel than our Tier 3 engines thanks to – amongst other things – our variable geometry turbo. The standard variable speed fan provides another fuel savings of up to 6%.


The EcoMAX engines deliver a massive 525 Nm in the VM117 at low engine speeds for optimum responsiveness, while EcoMAX also produces high power and torque at just 2200 rpm for fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics.


With EcoMAX, your VM117 will save you money on servicing because exhaust after-treatment (and, therefore, costly heat-resistant lube oils) are unnecessary.

For ease of servicing, the VM117 is designed so that all daily checks can be done from ground level on one side. A wide-opening rear bonnet gives fast access to the easily cleaned radiator and to the battery.


To extend service intervals (and therefore productivity) both of these soil compactors feature a cyclonic air cleaner which reduces debris build up in the air filter. An air intake scavenge system then removes the debris.


You never need to grease a VM117. Centre joint bearings are Teflon-coated and the centre joint itself is sealed for a grease-free zero-maintenance life. The exciter shaft vibration bearings are maintenance-free too.


The fully bolted front frame has no protruding bolt heads. A raised front beam position allows quick cleaning of drum scrapers and JCB’s unique preloaded rubber mountings, meanwhile, ensure long service life and reduced running costs.

For maximum reliability, the new exciter system of the VM117 only has 2 moving parts, and we’ve installed fully sealed IP69 electrics to withstand high volumes of water and dust.


All of our soil compactors are subjected to a 2-hour hot test to make sure they’re ready for trouble-free use from day one.


Our soil compactors benefit from advanced manufacturing and assembly processes to ensure maximum precision and quality of components.


The bonnet and rear lights of the VM117 soil compactor is protected by the rear structure and chassis against impact damage.

Centrifugal Force 125 kN

Maximum Engine Power 93 kW

Operating Weight 11300 kg