48Z-1 Mini Excavator

Choosing a compact excavator just got tougher

The JCB 48Z-1 is highly productive, compact, agile, innovative and economical to own. Not only that but it’s very safe to operate and easy to service too.

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MINI 48Z-1 (3x2) excavating application


The JCB 48Z-1 Mini Excavator is our latest 4.5 tonne machine in zero tailswing configuration. Offering un-compromised manoeuvrability and agility, it's a mini that takes productivity to the max.

  • An efficient 2.2 litre Perkins 404D-22 engine delivering 35.7 kW at 2000 rpm.
  • Huge dipper tearout forces of up to 29 kN.
  • Bucket rotation is a huge 181˚, offering great spoil retention during truck loading.
  • The zero tailswing JCB 48Z-1 mini digger is incredibly manoeuvrable even in the most confined spaces.


The 48Z-1 has been developed to exceed our customers standards, these mini's are both durable and confidence inspiring.

  • 100% steel bodywork.
  • A large track frame width and low centre of gravity helps the JCB 48Z-1 to offer amazing stability.
  • Heavy-duty boom cylinder guards help to protect against damage.
  • Durable four plate dipper design.


Ultimately, cost of ownership is perhaps your primary concern as a business. So you'll be pleased to know that the JCB 48Z-1 has been designed to keep running costs as low as possible.

  • One touch idle helps preserve fuel.
  • Four different power bands for controllable engine speed.
  • Load-sensing hydraulics means that your hydraulics only consume power on demand.
  • Flat glass throughout minimises replacement costs.


The JCB 48Z-1 offers safety as first priority, to the owner, operator, bystanders and the machine itself.

  • A wide track frame and low centre of gravity provide best-in-class stability.
  • Unique JCB 2GO safety system.
  • An overload screen displays a bar chart from green to red, indicating whether the overload point is close or exceeded.
  • Long 500 hour greasing intervals.


High productivity to us means having a comfortable environment, that's why the 48Z-1 focuses on comfort and ease of use, making this JCB a great place to work.

  • Deluxe fully adjustable suspension seating provides great comfort.
  • An innovative new rotary controller and easy touch switches have been specially designed for easy operation.
  • There’s a radio, 12 V phone charger and powerful heater with window de-mister.
  • Alternate quickly between single and double-acting auxiliary flow thanks to a convenient switch in the cab.

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