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A Great Business Decision

The JCB JS160 is in the 17 tonne category of our range of heavy tracked excavators. It’s engineered with exceptional strength, productivity, efficiency, comfort, safety and ease of maintenance.


A closed box section revolving frame increases strength and reduces stress. It also makes these 360 excavators highly resistant to impact damage. We’ve used strong parts too – premium industry standards in fact.


Meanwhile, this 17 tonne excavator’s engine is a highly efficient. The JCB EcoMAX engine, which meets Stage IV/T4F legislation without using a bulky DPF. In turn, this means you can expect countless everyday benefits to using the JS160 tracked excavator – like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime. The benefits of the JS160 series of tracked excavators don’t end there either.

Before you buy tracked excavators, you need to know they’re going to be tough enough to perform any job you ask of it. Fortunately, with a JCB JS160, strength and durability come as standard.


We use Finite Element Analysis with extensive rig and endurance testing to make these 360 excavators last longer. A JCB JS160’s reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with single piecewrapper plates and internal baffle plates for long life durability.


The high-strength undercarriage of a JS160 17tonne excavator is of a fully-welded X-frame construction for long-term durability even in the most demanding applications, and the rigid upper frame provides maximum durability and support.

Saving money and time is more important than ever, so we’ve made sure the JCB JS160 componentry – including the ecomax t4i engine – works in perfect harmony. in turn, you get a machine that’s as efficient and productive as possible.


There’s a massive 119kN bucket tearout for superb productivity, and the special JS range quickhitch system makes attachment changing fast and easy.


Simultaneous tracking and excavating is smooth and fast with an intuitive multifunction operation, and four operating work modes allow a JS160 17 tonne excavator operator to tailor performance to any application. Light, General, Heavy and Heavy+ power bands provide optimised settings for the job at hand.

We've designed JCB JS160 tracked excavators to be low maintenance and easily serviceable. Which makes them affordable, efficient and highly productive.


By using graphite impregnated bronze bushes on the JS160, we've increased boom and dipper greasing intervals to 1,000 hours for normal applications.


JCB’s In-Cab Monitor checks engine oil levels, coolant, and system errors on start-up.


Our innovative recalibration option allows EcoMAX to run on lower grade fuels. This means the JS160 can be resold across different territories, which improves residuals.

Maximum Bucket Capacity 0.85 m3

Maximum Engine Power 93 kW

Operating Weight 18396 kg