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.

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. 

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