8026 cts mini excavator

Choosing a compact excavator just got tougher.

JCB’s conventional tailswing mini excavator in the 2.5-3.5 tonne class, the 8026 CTS is similar in many ways to our 8025, but it's been updated in key areas.



The out and out class leader when it comes to lifting and stability. The 8026 CTS takes mini excavator productivity to new heights.

  • Impressive bucket (23kN) and dipper (17kN) tearout performance.
  • 82% better lift capacity over the tracks compared to the ZTS model.
  • The powerful 'Maxi'Lift' dozer can effortlessly lift the machine to gain extra load over height. 
  • The 8026 is light enough to be towed behind a 3500kg towing capacity vehicle. 


Trouble-free, solid as a rock, built to last. The 8026 may be mini but it's mighty.

  • High quality 250mm wide tracks perform in the most arduous applications. 
  • The undercarriage design features a top mounted roller enhancing track durability. 
  • Box section dozer arms provide ultimate strength.
  • Simple design and durable components ensures reliability is built in. 


JCB has always been at the forefront of site safety and provides innovative ways to improve it. The 8026 CTS offers safety as first priority, to the owner, operator, bystanders and the machine itself.

  • All services are isolated when the control pod is raised. 
  • Optional boom and cab worklights guards protect vunerabvle components in hazardous applications. 
  • A hose-burst check valve options sets off an alarm when the safe work loading is exceeded.
  • Wide opening service access panels for excellent access to routine checks. 


Making life easier means putting the operator first. The 8026 gives precision control in a safe, comfortable environment.

  • Large spacious cab environment with 50mm extra legroom, compared to ZTS models. 
  • Efficient heating system allows you to obtain the most comfortable temperature. 
  • Minimum vibration levels. 
Excellent levels of visibility from the working position. 

8026 CTS Mini Excavator

David Marriott - Apex Plant Hire

8026 CTS Mini Excavator

Colin Fraser - Fraser Tool Hire

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
£198.42 week
3 year HP from
£233.74 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 £35,650.46 Excl. VAT)

Machine specifications

  • Cab with Heater, with Toughened Glass
  • JCB Trackmaster Plus Rubber Track 250 mm (10 inches)
  • Fabric Suspension Seat
  • UK Only Homologation Pack including Cesar Datatag and Key Immobiliser
  • 51 inch (1300mm) Dipper
  • Standard Maxi-Lift Long Dozer Blade: Overall Width 61 inch (1550 mm)
  • Iso Servo Controls - One Mechanical Proportional Foot Control Auxiliary
  • Pin Pad Immobiliser For UK And Eire Only ( Thatcham Approved )
  • Single/Double Acting Auxiliary Circuit with Change Over Valve
  • LED Amber Beacon
  • Cab Front Work Lights
  • Grease Gun and Cartridge Kit
  • Battery Isolator
  • 1200 mm (47 in) Ditching Bucket
  • Mechanical Quickhitch
  • 8025 Zts 460Mm (18In) Quickhitch Bucket:
  • 8025 Zts 600Mm (24In) Quickhitch Bucket:
  • Full Radio Kit
  • 1 Additional Set Of Pivot Pins
  • LiveLink Lite
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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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