JCB launches 2.7t zero-tailswing mini excavator

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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JCB has upgraded its mini-excavator line-up with a 2.7 tonner that delivers more digging power from a machine that can be towed behind a truck.

The 8026 CTS joins the range alongside the zero tailswing 8025 ZTS, offering customers a choice of compact design and increased digging capacity.

The machine uses a dedicated boom and dipper arm, offering greater digging and lifting performance than competitive models.

Increased efficiency allows the 8026 CTS to use the same engine family as the 8025 ZTS, with a similar torque output, but with a lower power rating providing a 14% efficiency gain.

This is partly due to the introduction of the new efficient auto kick down track motors.

    8026CTS spec guide

  • Short pitch tracks and auto kick-down, with 11% increase in travel speed
  • New valve block with 17% longer spool travel offers increased precision control
  • Easy clean undercarriage design

The hydraulic system now features full control isolation when the left hand armrest is raised improving safety on site.

The slew turret has been lowered by 35mm for additional stability, while the machine uses a redesigned undercarriage, featuring a more open design with angled track legs to prevent build-up of material within the track frames.

Automatic kick-down motors, the introduction of a top roller and short pitch tracks contribute to an improved operator ride quality and an 11% increase in travel speed, now up to 3.1mph (5km/h), boosting productivity.

Operators will find easier cab access with more leg room and a further 50mm of seat adjustment for increased comfort.

The improved cab stowage and the option of air conditioning further improve the cab environment.

Customers can opt for electro-proportional auxiliary controls and the bucket to grab changeover option increases machine versatility with a wide range of attachments.

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