The JCB JS20MH Wheeled Excavator and Material Handler is designed to provide maximum productivity and maximum safety first and foremost. To maximise productivity, the JS20MH produces its peak power and torque at low revs and, to extend uptime, there are countless durability and maintenance-saving features. This wheeled excavator also provides a comfortable – and therefore productive – operator environment.
To make sure the JS20MH, its operator and your site are protected, this machine is equipped with a range of standard safeguards, and there’s an equally impressive list of optional safety extras too.
The JS20MH’s cab can be hydraulically elevated by 2.1m, making it perfect for loading high-sided containers. The extra visibility makes for minimised damage, maximised productivity and improved safety. The 93kW JCB Ecomax T4i produces high levels of torque at low engine speeds for fuel-efficient transmission and hydraulic matching and reduced emissions for operating in enclosed environments. For further savings, JCB auto-idle technology reduces engine speed when the hydraulics aren’t in use.
To maximise fuel efficiency, the JS20MH wheeled material handler benefits from advanced hydraulic technology, including optimised hydraulic pump settings, advanced spool design, and cutting edge electronic management software.
The chassis on a JS20MH has a centralised slew turret feature that gives improved 360-degree stability compared to conventional wheeled excavators.
Sort, handle, grab or compact: the JS20MH is highly versatile. Better still, the dedicated 5.7m straight boom can be fitted with a 3.6m material handling dipper or optional 4m gooseneck for maximum attachment functionality.
This wheeled material handler has cushioned boom and dipper cylinders to prevent shock loadings; this protects your machine and increases operator comfort.
Servo-assisted joystick controls on the JS20MH wheeled material handler are light, intuitive and smooth; auxiliary controls are fully proportional; and the slew is balanced, with electronically controlled slew braking. A fully adjustable steering column, spacious floor area, and large forward/reverse and brake pedals combine to make manoeuvring the JS20MH easy and accurate.
The JS20MH’s large laminated glass roof window (with optional roof guard) provides optimum visibility for working at height. A 70/30 front screen split provides uninterrupted forwards visibility; you can also specify optional FOPS Level 2 guards.
The positive pressure cab helps to keep out dirt and dust, and there’s climate control too. For day-long comfort and productivity, the JS20MH’s operator seat is heated, and features air suspension.
The cab on the JS20MH wheeled material handler uses 6 viscous rubber mounts to minimise noise and vibration. Because work mode is selectable on the electronic SMART 7 inch colour monitor, the operator can quickly optimise the JS20MH to specific requirements.
The JS20MH bonnet opens front-to-rear for easy and safe engine service access, while selectable independent stabiliser operation makes deployment easy and safe. Ground level maintenance checks on this wheeled material handler mean routine servicing is safe.
For maximum visibility, there are optional red and white painted chevrons on the rear counterweight; inside the JS20MH, operators can monitor an integrated rear-view camera on the SMART 7 inch colour monitor.
There’s an external cab lowering system on the JS20MH; this can be operated from ground level in an emergency.
A JS20MH is designed to protect from costly slips and trips; the steps and platforms on this wheeled material handler have anti-slip punched steel plates for optimum grip, even in wet or icy conditions.
To prevent injury from accidental machine movements, JCB’s 2go system fully isolates the hydraulics – the JS20MH can only be started in a safe locked position with two separate inputs.
Hose burst check valves (HBCVs) stop the boom and dipper collapsing in the event of hose failure. To ensure operator safety, we’ve also fitted them to the cab raising hydraulic system.
The engine radiator, intercooler and hydraulic oil cooler are all mounted side-by-side on this wheeled material handler, making it easy to service and clean them.
The JS20MH’s wide core radiator allows large debris to pass through, while an auto-reversing fan blows out any trapped material to maintain a healthy air flow.
We’ve eliminated the need for a visibowl style pre-cleaner on the JS20MH with our scavenger filtration system. Fitted as standard on the JS20MH, this uses suction from the cooling fan to remove heavier particles from the induction system, helping to extend your air filter change intervals.
The JS20MH’s bonnet opens and closes easily with gas-assisted cylinders, and the service bays are large and wide for good access.
To make maintenance quick, safe and easy, we’ve centralised the high level pivot greasing points at ground level. By using graphite impregnated bronze bushes, we’ve extended the JS20MH’s boom and dipper greasing intervals to 1000 hours, with the inevitable time and money savings.
The filters on a JS20MH (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel) are centrally located for fast, easy servicing.