85Z-1

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 performance.

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 86Z 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.

Features

  • Twin auxiliary lines generate both high and low hydraulic flows providing versatility with an array of attachments.
  • Excellent front visibility courtesy of a 70/30 front screen split.
  • Best-in-class 500 hour greasing intervals.
  • Efficient cycles with peak power and torque at low engine speeds.

Specifications

Operating Weight
8300kg
Maximum Dig Depth
3.899m
Maximum Dump Height
4.946m

Comfort

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.

Low Cost of Ownership

The load-sensing hydraulics on JCB’s 8-tonne excavators only consume power on demand, conserving fuel for when you need it most. The patented near zero pressure return line circuit further improves fuel efficiency as the pump does not need to overcome as high a pressure before any work can be done.

A unqiue feature for even greater fuel economy, the engine rpm automaticaly drops below idle when the operator’s armrest is lifted and reduces noise level. Auto idle can be programmed to activate between 2 and 30 seconds after the controls have been inactive to increase fuel efficiency.

With two dig modes (including ECO for maximum efficiency, heavy for maximum productivity) you can tailor performance to suit your application. With identical bucket pin geometry to the world leading JCB 3CX backhoe loader, attachments are fully interchangeable. Because damage sometimes happen on site, we use flat glass windows throughout, minimizing replacement costs.

Productivity

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.