The new JCB 85Z-2 is the result of over 50 years of experience and insight building tracked excavators. This new machine features the latest Stage V engine along with upgrades to machine performance, comfort and ease of use. All this on top of excellent fuel efficiency, safety and durability.

  • Stage V engine technology.
  • New NXG 7” (180mm) display, switchgear and rotary control dial.
  • Health check function.
  • Integrated tie down points
  • Engine auto stop.


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The new JCB 85Z-2 boasts the new 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 new innovative features help squeeze even more from every drop of fuel.

  • New Stage V engine for ultimate performance.
  • Class-leading tractive effort and tracking speeds.
  • Auto kick down motors automatically improve productivity.
  • Optional TAB boom for greater lift capacity and stability.

Every customer demands high quality, reliable and durable machines that are able to stand the test of time. That’s why our new 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 new 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 new 85Z-2 midi cab and controls have been upgraded to provide the ultimate working experience.

  • All new instrumentation including a 7” vertical portrait screen.
  • New joystick boom swing & aux controls provide increased floor space.
  • Lower cab noise levels.
  • Rotary control dial and membrane switch.