At JCB, we’ve been building tracked excavators for over 48 years. Our latest 85Z and 86C mini excavators are products of all this experience and insight, designed to be robust, strong and durable without compromising performace.
JCB’s 85Z and 86C are high performance productive mini excavators. Peak power and torque at low engine speeds makes for efficient cycles, and there’s a wealth of innovative design features to get the most from every drop of fuel.
We’ve always believed that a fundamental part of high productivity is a comfy, ergonomic working environment. Consequently, you’ll find that cabs and controls on an 85Z or 86C are great places to work, even for long stints.
A safe site is of paramount importance to any owner; likewise machinery that’s easy and fast to service. Both the 85Z and 86C will protect machinery, operators and bystanders alike, as well as providing excellent serviceability – minimising downtime.
Our tracked excavators are designed to give you more than just great performance and long service life. Machines like the 85Z and 86C will also provide ultimate value for money, both on and off your working sites.
Our fully robot welded boom and four-plate dipper design are made of high tensile strength steel, with internal baffle plates providing added structural strength for longlife durability.
The bodywork on our mini excavators is made exclusively from pressed steel with no plastic, so it’s strong and easy to repair.
These latest 8-tonne class machines boast a heavy-duty kingpost which features durable re-bushable pivots to optimise service life. It also provides a safe route for all excavator hoses.
We’ve used only tried and tested premium manufacturers like JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, Nachi and Bosch-Rexroth hydraulic components and Bridgestone tracks.
High quality 450mm rubber tracks with interlocking links will perform in even the most arduous applications.
The heavy duty boom cylinder guard provides excellent protection with optional dipper and crowd cylinder guards available for more arduous applications.
The new 8T range has a JCB Diesel by Kohler common rail Stage IIIB/Tier 4 final compliant engine. This boasts DOC, turbocharging and intercooler. Power is increased to 48kW at just 2200rpm, and there’s 300Nm of torque. This engine doesn’t need a diesel particulate filter (DPF), reducing servicing, increasing uptime and improving fuel efficiency.
Tractive effort and 5kph tracking speeds are class leading, ensuring high dozer capabilities and fast travel times. To increase productivity our auto kickdown motors automatically adapt to changes in terrain increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue.
ZTS or CTS?
Productivity can be seen to be better with either option, CTS because of the added stability, lifting capacity and larger dig end, or ZTS as the operator does not have to think about whats around them, which in turn could speed up work, especially in confined spaces. JCB offer both options to suit the customer.
A premium closed centre pump and valve provides improved flow sharing for smooth, precise and balanced operation during multifunctioning.
Versatility is part of the package: our twin auxiliary lines generate both high and low hydraulic flows for an array of attachments.
The new dozer profile and angle provides high performance with low soil retention for easy clean; combined with tapered lift points which are positioned behind the edge of the blade providing excellent protection.
We offer a dozer blade float option which enables easier ground leveling and efficient site clean up. Along with an angled dozer blade to speed up trench back filling.
The cab is incredibly spacious and its large door provides easy, safe access. Inside, you’ll find 6% more space than before, plenty of storage, a phone tray, stowage nets and cup holder. A radio, 12V phone charger, powerful heater with window de-mister and a high performing air conditioning system with 9 vents completes the picture.
To ensure all-day operator comfort, there’s fully adjustable suspension seating with an optional heated air suspension seat with independent adjustable positions. Switches are ergonomically laid out around a crystal clear informative colour LCD display with optional reversing camera.
The standard electro proportional high flow line has 10 selectable flow rates for total attachment compatibility and seamless operation. A switch in the cab provides easy operation of single or double-acting auxiliary flow.
The hydraulic valve block is isolated from the chassis by rubber mounts for reduced noise and vibration. It’s also easily accessed beneath the side-opening bonnet.
With ergonomic electro-hydraulic dozer control as standard, operators can achieve smooth and precise grading control.
Optional front screen guards provide peace of mind for operators, whilst boom and optional cab worklight guards protect vulnerable components in hazardous applications.
Stability on both machines is best-in-class thanks to a large track frame width and low centre of gravity.
To ensure that your hydraulics are only operated in a safe lockable position, JCB’s unique 2GO system requires the operator to acknowledge they are ready to work.
The JCB 86C and 85Z have excellent front visibility courtesy of a 70/30 front screen split. What’s more, there’s a clear view of the front right track for easy, safe trench digging and manoeuvring. Overall we have 11% more visibility than before.
JCB minis have the best SAE service rating on the market, partly because routine checks can be done easily without special tools and the gas-strutted 30˚ tilting cab.
All dig end and dozer greasing intervals are best-in-class at 500 hours due to our graphite impregnated bronze bushes saving time and money.
Underneath the wide opening steel bonnet you can easily fill the fuel tank on a JCB mini from ground level, made easier with the external diesel indicator. The optional refueling pump features an auto stop function for reduced spillage and increased safety.
The sealed idler tension unit stops soil build-up; and dozer hoses terminate at the bulkhead for simple replacement.
The two piece floor mat is removable for easy cleaning whilst the anti slip cast tread plate provides safe entry and egress as well as long term protection to the paint bodywork.
Our 450mm/600mm steel tracks are pre-drilled to allow easy fitment of bolt on rubber pads. There is also the option of dedicated Road Liner Pads (GeoGrip), which enable individual segments to be replaced if damaged.