The reputation of the compact excavator has been significantly bolstered in recent years due to their growing versatility and the range of options available for these machines. As hydraulic capabilities improve, the scope of these machines' capabilities has moved beyond earthmoving in cramped quarters and on small jobs. The compact excavator has become a multifunctional machine that can meet a variety of needs, from flail mowing to precision excavating.
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JCB has confirmed that the Teleskid, Hydradig 110W tool carrier, 3CX Compact backhoe loader and 48Z-1 compact excavator, will be on display at the 2017 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Kentucky, from October 3-5. The company will also demonstrate its 509-45 Loadall telescopic handler with a radio remote-control work platform and preview its new 503-13 Loadall sub-compact telehandler, which will be launched in 2018.
JCB’s 3CX Compact Backhoe is designed for confined jobsites. Its 6-foot-wide by 9-foot-high footprint makes it 35 percent smaller than JCB’s standard 3CX backhoe model without sacrificing performance and durability. Pod-mounted, ergonomically designed excavator pilot controls are standard. It has a 74-hp Tier 4 Final engine, three-speed hydrostatic transmission, 25-mph top speed and four equal-size tires with four-wheel steering.
Joseph Cyril Bamford, the founder of JCB, developed the first backhoe loader in 1953 by mounting a backhoe on the rear of a Major Loader. He had created the Major Loader in 1948 by bolting a loader onto the front of a Fordson Major tractor. In 1957, Case Construction Equipment introduced the first factory-integrated tractor loader backhoe. Before then, contractors were making their own versions of the backhoe loader. Case saw a need for a machine that was designed, made and warrantied by a single manufacturer.
JCB is launching its innovative 3CX Compact Backhoe Loader, delivering big machine performance for confined jobsites. A pioneer of the compact backhoe loader with its 2CX (not currently available in North America), JCB is taking the concept to a new level, to meet the demands of tomorrow’s construction sites. The 3CX compact is well-suited for the utility, cemetery and municipal markets and ideal for use on construction projects in urban areas with space constraints.
JCB’s 85Z-1 zero tail-swing excavator offers a new look for JCB compact excavators. The 85Z-1 includes a revised Hdesign undercarriage, robust steel body panels, a spacious operator environment and Tier 4 Final engine that delivers increased efficiency and lower operating costs.
JCB is improving fuel efficiency, improving productivity and boosting operator control through the use of automation on its popular 3CX Super and 4CX models. JCB backhoe loaders equipped with the Tier 4 Interim JCB Ecomax engine now feature Auto Idle, Throttle Lock and Throttle Control. In addition, remapping of the T4 Interim engine’s software has resulted in further reductions in fuel consumption and improved digging and roading performance.
JCB’s JS145 crawler excavator made its debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG this year. The 14.5 tonne (32,000 lb) machine is powered by the award-winning JCB Ecomax diesel engine, delivering a powerful 108 hp (81 kW). As with all 4.4-litre Ecomax engines, these motors meet the US EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emissions standards without using a bulky, expensive diesel particulate filter (DPF) or an exhaust after-treatment system such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR).