245XR Tracked Excavator

The latest addition to our highly acclaimed JCB X Series.

Our engineering teams have once again produced a new world-class excavator. A JCB tracked excavator that boasts a reduced slewing radius, without any compromise on cab space or performance. The result is another machine in the X Series to be taken seriously.

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The 245XR has reduced tailswing which maximises its potential to perform safely in tight and congested environments such as modern highways and housing developments.

  • The 245XR JCB tracked excavator has a tailswing radius of 1.72m, 40% less than the 220X, allowing it to work safely against buildings and road barriers.
  • The short front swing and reduced tailswing give a working radius reduction of 1.6m, compared to the 220X.
  • It can work in a smaller area than the 220X, providing great comfort and power in a compact footprint.


Despite having reduced tailswing, the 245XR features the JCB CommandPlus cab, one of the biggest, most comfortable and easy-to-operate cabs on the market.

  • Customer-led control layout, with operator feedback contributing to the design.
  • Double cushion viscous mounts reduce vibration and cab noise to 69dB(A).
  • Seat-mounted joystick and switch controls move with the operator.
  • Bluetooth radio is fully integrated into the control screen.


It's taken 4 years of hydraulic, electronic and electrical development to build you a machine that doesn't just look strong, it is strong.

  • Our DIESELMAX engines are proven in 70 different machines globally.
  • Machine shaker rig testing replicated 15,000 hours of tracking and vibration.
  • 30,000 window and door operation tests prove component quality.
  • Hot and cold climate testing (55°C to -30°C) in locations around the world.


The 245XR reduced tail swing excavator utilises state-of-the-art automotive-style production facilities to bring you not just great excavators, but exceptional ones.

  • The whole design is optimised to protect the machine; side bay doors are set back from the counterweight face and the right hand platform corner sits within the slew radius to prevent damage and scratching.
  • Recessed counterweight design protects the rear end from impact damage. 
  • 1,232 validation checks are performed to replicate real-life applications.
  • Robot welding of dig end and undercarriage ensures quality and accuracy.


Proven Japanese components deliver precise, efficient control, while customisable electro-proportional controls allow operators to set their preference of speed and control of attachments.

  • A power boost button increases pressure to provide extra tearout. 
  • The 245XR hydraulic excavator features the latest generation valve block for greater efficiency and productivity, whilst delivering class-leading control.

  • Factory fitted HBCVs makes the machine ready for lifting operations.
  • Optional bucket HBCVs are available for fork use.


HVO offers the potential for reduced carbon emissions in the short term.

Hydro treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is available as a drop-in fuel for a wide range of JCB engines and can lower carbon emissions as long as an environmentally sustainable supply can be assured.

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