56Z-2 compact excavator

The tough to beat 5 tonne machine

Our 56Z-2 Stage V compact excavator is more comfortable, easy to use and tough, with a low cost of ownership. It has no AdBlue or EGR system,  has zero tailswing for easy and safe manoeuvrability, especially in confined spaces and 100% steel bodywork.

mini excavator application image of 56Z-2 stage v


Our 56Z-2 machine has easy access to key machine information, easy operation with twin-locking hydraulic quickhitch and tool select making attachment changeover easy and safe.

  • 7" colour display screen, as seen in our big X-series excavators.
  • Programmable auxiliary for up to 10 attachments.
  • Rotary dial screen navigation and ergonomic switch layout.
  • Automatic auxiliary venting.


Our 56Z-2 cabs are spacious, great places to work, with plenty of floor space, new tracking pedals and improved noise and vibration levels.

  • Hands-free Bluetooth radio, auxiliary socket and 12V charger.
  • Redesigned tracking pedals, with auxiliary and boom swing control on the joysticks leaves a clear, flat floor with plenty of leg room
  • High back suspension seat, with optional heated air suspension seat.


The Stage V Perkins 36kw engine provides up to 5% fuel savings with zero compromise to machine performance and no adblue needed.

  • Tilt-rotate ready for versatility on site.
  • Nachi Slew motor for superior torque and control.
  • Bosch Rexroth pump and main control valve.
  • Heavy duty, fully-bushed kingpost, offset for great visibility.


Our 56Z-2 has safety and serviceability features that protect machinery, operators and bystanders alike, as well as minimising downtime.

  • Machine health-check on first key-on of the day helps the operator monitor machine status.
  • 5 year JCB LiveLink contract as standard to control and monitor your fleet at the touch of a button.
  • Unique JCB 2GO hydraulic activation system.
  • Lift overload warning system visible on the new 7" screen.
  • Super-bright LED lights with new follow-me-home feature as standard.


Our JCB 56Z-2 has been designed to keep running costs as low as possible and give you more than just great performance and long service life.

  • Long greasing intervals of 500 hours for less downtime with our graphite impregnated bronze bushes.
  • Programmable auto-idle, auto engine-stop, and four different engine modes further reduce fuel consumption.
  • Quick turnaround with easy-to-clean H-frame undercarriage, easy-access daily checks, and automatic on-screen health check.
  • Increase uptime and reduce admin with 5 years’ JCB LiveLink subscription as standard.

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
£303.24 week
3 year HP from
£373.32 week

J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Finance illustration based on the following specification (MRRP £56,940.03 Excl. VAT)

Machine specifications

  • Cab with Heater and Toughened Glass
  • 16inch (400mm) Rubber Tracks
  • ISO Control Pattern: High Flow - Double Acting Aux
  • Fabric Suspension Seat High Back
  • English Language Pack Includes Immobiliser Key And Cesar Datatag (Thatcham Approved System)
  • 1570mm Dipper
  • Standard Dozer
  • Keypad Immobiliser
  • Hydraulic Quickhitch Unit Only Not For HBCV (Non Lift) No Pip Ework Included:
  • LED Amber Beacon
  • Grease Gun and Cartridge Kit
  • Hydraulic Quickhitch Pipework Only For High Flow Machines Without HBCV
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  • 450mm General Purpose Bucket with Pins
  • 600mm General Purpose Bucket with Pins
  • 900mm General Purpose Bucket with Pins
  • 1500mm Ditching Bucket with Pins
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J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 708332). More details can be found on their website www.jcb-finance.co.uk. Finance is restricted to UK business users and terms apply. The weekly values used are for illustrative purposes only. JCB FlexiLease instalments are based on a 3+33 monthly payment profile and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The illustration is based on the machine operating in a medium application for a maximum of 1500 hours per annum. Return conditions will apply and you do not own the machine at the end. HP instalments are based on a 0+36 monthly payment profile with a 10% deposit and the full VAT amount payable at time of signing and you can own the machine at the end subject to a £60 Option To Purchase Fee collected together with the final payment. Offers are subject to a £245 documentation fee payable with the first monthly payment.

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