85Z-2 Mini Excavator

Designed to perform. Built to last.

With build quality, power, efficiency, comfort, safety and serviceability in abundance, the new generation JCB 85Z-2 midi diggers are ready to provide ultimate productivity on any job.

  • Operating Weight 8,300kg
  • Max. Dig Depth 3.899m
  • Max. Dump Height 4.946m
Mini Ex 85Z-2 (3x2)


The JCB 85Z-2 boasts the Stage V engine, making it a highly productive and efficient midi excavator. Peak power and torque at low engine speeds make for efficient cycles, while a range of innovative features help squeeze even more from every drop of fuel.

  • Stage V engine for ultimate performance.
  • Class-leading tractive effort and tracking speeds.
  • Auto kick down motors automatically improve productivity.


Every customer demands high quality, reliable and durable machines that are able to stand the test of time. That’s why our Stage V 85Z-2 midi excavator has been designed and built to be extremely strong and durable without compromise on performance.

  • 100% steel bodywork and bushed dig end make it strong and easy to repair.
  • Heavy-duty kingposts with durable re-bushable pivots.
  • Heavy-duty boom cylinder guards help protect against damage.
  • Durable four plate dipper design.


Whether you’re a rental company or contractor, all our midi excavators are designed to give you great performance and a long service life. With the 85Z-2 midi digger, you also benefit from excellent fuel efficiency and real value for money, both on and off site.

  • One touch idle helps preserve fuel.
  • Four different power bands for controllable engine speed.
  • Auto idle feature increases fuel efficiency.
  • Flat glass throughout minimises replacement costs.


A safe machine is vitally important to both owners, operators and bystanders; that’s why the 85Z-2 zero tailswing machine goes way beyond basic requirements to help keep sites safe. Its safety and serviceability features also provide big benefits to rental companies and contractors alike.

  • A wide track frame and low centre of gravity provide best-in-class stability.
  • Unique JCB 2GO safety system.
  • New safety diagnostics include machine health checks and an advanced lift over system.
  • Long 500 hour greasing intervals.


It’s widely acknowledged that a comfortable operator is a productive operator. Even more so when you add easy to use controls into that working environment. That’s why the 85Z-2 midi cab and controls have been upgraded to provide the ultimate working experience.

  • Easy to read and use 7” upright display screen.
  • Joystick boom swing & aux controls provide increased floor space.
  • Low in-cab noise levels.
  • Rotary control throttle and navigation dial and membrane switch panel. 

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
£411.01 week
3 year HP from
£496.20 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 £76,250.40 Excl. VAT)

Machine specifications

  • 450vmm (18 in) Rubber Tracks
  • Iso Control Pattern: High Flow, Double Acting Auxiliaries
  • High Back Fabric Suspension Seat
  • UK Only Language Pack includes Cesar Datatag Kit and Immobiliser
  • Standard Dozer (91 inch (2320 mm) Wide
  • 83 inch (2100 mm) Dipper
  • Cab with Air Conditioning and Toughened Glass
  • Rotating Beacon
  • Radio Kit
  • 3 Additional Set, S Of Pivot Pins.
  • LED Light Kit
  • Exterior Mirrors
  • Rear View Wide-Angled Mirror
  • Grease Gun and Cartridge Kit
  • Refuelling Pump
  • Pipework For Hydraulic Hitch for 83 inch (2100 mm) Dipper
  • 18 inch (450 mm) Bucket for 1.8 inch (45 mm) Bucket Pins
  • 32 inch (800 mm) Bucket for 1.8 inch (45 mm) Bucket Pins
  • 24 inch (600 mm) Bucket for 1.8 inch (45 mm) Bucket Pins
  • 60 inch (1525 mm) Grading Bucket for 1.8 inch (45 mm) Bucket Pins
  • Hydraulic Quickhitch Only
  • Code Needed For High Specification Options (See Extended Description)
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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 1000 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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