Choosing a compact excavator just got easier thanks to JCB’s new generation of compact digging machines, including the 18Z-1, a zero tailswing machine with an operating weight of 3,856 lb (1,749 kg) and a maximum dig depth of 8 feet 5 inches. Built to withstand the most demanding job sites, with proven, long-lasting components and simplified service requirements, the JCB 18Z-1 compact excavator promises less downtime and more profit.
  • Full width rear cast counterweight gives full protection against site damage.
  • 10 integral 18Z-1 tie-down points make transportation easier without damaging tracks
  • Flat glass which is easier to replace and more cost effective than curved options, with the added benefit of sun reflecting tinted glass.
  • 180° opening bi-fold service door to access all cleaning and maintenance points with a separate, daily checks door.
  • The transport weight on the 18Z-1 allow the machine to be easily towed to wherever needed, making it very versatile.
  • The transport weights on the 18Z-1, 19C-1 and 19C-1 Premium allow the machines to be easily towed to wherever they’re needed making them very versatile.


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Max. Dump Height
Max. Dig Depth


The New Generation JCB mini excavators have been designed and built to withstand the toughest of job sites. With long lasting components and easy, cost effective repairs, they provide minimum downtime and maximum profits.

100% steel bodywork that withstands knocks but is cost effective to repair.
Bushed dig end with hoses routed through the boom and dipper for ultimate durability.
Solid cast rear door for maximum impact resistance compared to glass reinforced plastic.


When time is money and getting from the last job to the next job quicker is a huge advantage, the New Generation minis don’t hang about. Quick cleaning, servicing, transporting and attachment changes all add up to bigger profits for you.
10 tie down and lifting points ensure compliant, speedy machine transportation.
Sloping undercarriage design gives minimal soil retention and enables fast cleaning.
No daily greasing with easy to access maintenance and cleaning means quicker turnaround times.


Working quicker is also about working smarter. As working conditions become more and more restricted, safety becomes more and more important. JCB has always been at the forefront of site safety and provides innovative ways to improve it.
Optimum seat position with a large glass area and new bodywork design combine to give excellent all round visibility for increased on site safety.  The 18Z-1, 19C-1 and 19C-1 Premium do not require mirrors to meet EU regulations.
JCB 2go full control isolation lever with neutral start operation means machines will not start unless all operations are isolated by locking the pilot control shut off valve, preventing accidental operation.