At JCB, we’ve been building tracked excavators for over 50 years and our new 86C-2 midi excavator is a product of all this experience and insight. It includes the latest Stage V engine and upgrades to machine performance, comfort and ease of use. This is on top of excellent fuel efficiency, safety and durability.

  • Lift overload System, health check function & engine auto stop.
  • Best-in-class 500 hour greasing intervals.
  • Stage V engine technology
  • New NXG 7” (180mm) display, switch gear and rotary dial control
  • Integrated tie down points.
  • Improved dig end hoses and harness routing.


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We’ve always believed that a fundamental part of high productivity is a comfy, ergonomic working environment. Consequently, the new 86C-2 midi cabs and controls have been upgraded to provide easy to access specialist operator and owner insights, as well as provide a safe and comfortable environment.

  • All new instrumentation & 7” portrait screen.
  • Increased floor space thanks to the new joystick boom swing & aux controls.
  • New Bluetooth radio, powerful heating & air conditioning.
  • Complete command of hydraulics through the electro-proportional controls.

A safe site is of paramount importance to both owners and operators; that’s why the 86C-2 machine goes above and beyond basic requirements to help keep sites safe. The 86C-2 safety and serviceability features provide an array of benefits to operators and bystanders alike.

  • Best in class stability, thanks to a wide track frame and low centre of gravity.
  • Unique JCB 2GO safety system.
  • Brand new safety diagnostics to include machine health checks and an advanced lift over system. 
  • 500 hour greasing.

Our tracked diggers are designed to give you more than just great performance and long service life. Machines like the 86C-2 midi digger will also provide ultimate value for money, both on and off your working sites.

  • One touch idle to preserve fuel.
  • Four different power bands to control engine speed.
  • Auto idle to increase fuel efficiency.
  • Flat glass throughout to minimise replacement costs.

Customers quite rightly demand good quality, reliable and durable machines that stand the test of time. Our latest 86C-2 midi excavator is designed to be robust, strong and durable without compromising performance.

  • 100% steel bodywork and bushed dig end make it strong & easy to repair.
  • Heavy-duty kingposts with durable re-bushable pivots.
  • Heavy-duty boom cylinder guards provide protection against damage.
  • Durable heavy-duty H-frame undercarriage.

JCB’s 86C-2 boasts the new Stage V engine and is a highly productive midi digger. Peak power and torque at low engine speeds makes for efficient cycles, while a range of brand new innovative features help to get the most from every drop of fuel.

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