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JCB 18Z and 19C mini excavators

The new 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). They incorporate improved layouts for easier operator and service access. JCB say the 18Z will be a hit in Australia – a well-established industry segment where customers demand increasingly compact designs and more performance.

The 18Z 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 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:

  • ROBUSTNESS – 100% steel bodywork for maximum impact protection and ease of repair
  • WORK FASTER – Premium, Class-Leading, precision hydraulic flow share functionality for maximum output.
  • TRAVEL SAFER – 10 integral easily accessible tie-down points to make the transportation process safer and quicker
  • SPEND LESS – 500-hour Dig-End greasing intervals to reduce regular downtime
  • SERVICE EASY – Separate service access doors for daily checks so you get to operating quicker and a swing-out counterweight providing easy access for major services.

For a variety of finance options talk to the equipment finance experts, Moody Kiddell finance partners of FENCiT.

This article was first published in The Fence magazine.

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