The JCB JS160 is in the 17 tonne category of our range of heavy tracked excavators. It’s engineered with exceptional strength, productivity, efficiency, comfort, safety and ease of maintenance.

A closed box section revolving frame increases strength and reduces stress. It also makes these 360 excavators highly resistant to impact damage. We’ve used strong parts too – premium industry standards in fact.

Meanwhile, this 17 tonne excavator’s engine is a highly efficient. The JCB EcoMAX engine, which meets Stage IV/T4F legislation without using a bulky DPF. In turn, this means you can expect countless everyday benefits to using the JS160 tracked excavator – like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime. The benefits of the JS160 series of tracked excavators don’t end there either.


  • 11839kg bucket tearout
  • Class leading maintenance access
  • Spacious, comfortable cab design with excellent visibility
  • Enter a value
  • Stage 3B (Tier 4i) compliant JCB EcoMAX engine
  • Robust, durable upper structure and doors


Maximum Engine Power
Maximum Bucket Capacity
Operating Weight


We’ve designed JCB JS160 tracked excavators to be comfortable, safe, ergonomic, simple and intuitive to operate. Which is good for operators of 360 excavators but even better for you; after all, great ease of use equals great productivity.

Cushioned boom and dipper ends prevent shock loadings, protect your machine and increase operator comfort, while 6 viscous rubber mounts minimise noise and vibration.

Because it doesn't require bulky after-treatment like a DPF, the new compact EcoMAX Stage IV/T4F engine can be housed under an innovative low-level bonnet, providing excellent rearward visibility.

A 70/30 front screen split for a clear view of the front right track, plus a large laminated glass roof window provide this 17 tonne excavator with exceptional all-round visibility.

To keep everything under control, JCB JS160 tracked excavators have a balanced slew and electronic/hydraulic controlled slew braking.

An easy to read 7" colour multi-function display provides instant operational information and has customisable home screens.


We've designed JCB JS160 tracked excavators to be low maintenance and easily serviceable. Which makes them affordable, efficient and highly productive.

By using graphite impregnated bronze bushes on the JS160, we've increased boom and dipper greasing intervals to 1,000 hours for normal applications.

JCB’s In-Cab Monitor checks engine oil levels, coolant, and system errors on start-up. 

Unlike most Stage IV/T4F engines, JCB EcoMAX doesn't use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), saving you additional servicing and running costs.

Our innovative recalibration option allows EcoMAX to run on lower grade fuels. This means the JS160 can be resold across different territories, which improves residuals.


Saving money and time is more important than ever, so we’ve made sure the JCB JS160 componentry – including the ecomax t4i engine – works in perfect harmony. in turn, you get a machine that’s as efficient and productive as possible.

JCB’s EcoMAX Stage IV/T4F engine uses less fuel than our Stage IIIB/T4i units, saving you money. This is partly due to the fact that EcoMAX produces high torque at just 1500 –1600 rpm, making for improved fuel-efficient matching of the hydraulics.

There’s a massive 119kN bucket tearout for superb productivity, and the special JS range quickhitch system makes attachment changing fast and easy.

Simultaneous tracking and excavating is smooth and fast with an intuitive multifunction operation, and four operating work modes allow a JS160 17 tonne excavator operator to tailor performance to any application. Light, General, Heavy and Heavy+ power bands provide optimised settings for the job at hand.


Before you buy tracked excavators, you need to know they’re going to be tough enough to perform any job you ask of it. Fortunately, with a JCB JS160, strength and durability come as standard.

We use Finite Element Analysis with extensive rig and endurance testing to make these 360 excavators last longer. A JCB JS160’s reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with single piecewrapper plates and internal baffle plates for long life durability.

The high-strength undercarriage of a JS160 17tonne excavator is of a fully-welded X-frame construction for long-term durability even in the most demanding applications, and the rigid upper frame provides maximum durability and support.

The turret on JS160 tracked excavators is then welded to both the upper and lower undercarriage frames, and stiff, durable doors provide further strength.


The JS160 bonnet opens front-to-rear for easy and safe engine service access.

The cab can be specified with Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) and Falling Objects Protection Structure (FOPS).

JCB JS160s have a large glass area and low bonnet line for superb visibility.

JCB’s 2GO system fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended machine movements.

There’s no need to climb onto the JS160 to check oil levels; all routine servicing can be done from ground level.

JCB’s Safety Level Lock fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended movements. Our New Start function means a JCB JS160 can only be started in a safe locked position via two separate inputs.

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
$467.95 per week
3 year HP from
$566.86 per week

Machine specifications

  • Monoboom 3 HBCV S (Boom And Dipper) 3.05M Dipper
  • Long Undercarriage 2200Mm (87In) Gauge, 3940Mm (155In) Long
  • 700mm (28In), 43 Links, Triple Grouser
  • Tipping Link: Max Capacity Lifting Shackle
  • English UK Only Homologation Pack - Includes Datatag
  • Radio
  • Monoboom Hammer For 3.05M Arm
  • Deluxe Seat - Air Suspension And Heated Base.
  • Climate Control - Standard Cab
  • Hydraulic Quick Hitch
  • Hydraulic Quick Hitch Lite Installation Monoboom
  • Front Blind Half Length
  • Footrests - Use With Hammer / Auxiliary Only
  • 3 Inch Seat Belt
  • Lower Level Windscreen Wiper
  • Refuelling Pump T4f
  • Shut-off Valves For Hammer / Auxiliary Pipework On 3.05M Dipper
  • Tracked Tool Kit.


Maximum Engine Power
Maximum Bucket Capacity
Operating Weight