The brand new JCB 8026 CTS mini excavator is our first-ever conventional tailswing machine in the current 2.5-3.5 ton class. With a transport weight of 2.7 tons, it’s one of the largest excavators you can tow behind a 3.5 ton vehicle. It’s similar in many ways to our 8025, but it’s been uprated in key areas.
This JCB mini digger’s power is provided by the new Perkins 400 series Tier IIIa, a transverse 25hp (18kW)
motor that delivers 21581lbf (96kN) of torque at 1800rpm. A tailswing of 1ft 5in (470mm) more than the 8025 ZTS, combined with a very low center of gravity, provides a 19% greater lift capacity than the market leader.
At the 8026 CTS compact excavator’s dig end, our box-fabricated boom and dipper is capable of 8ft 9in (2.74m) dig depth, 15ft 6in (4.77m) reach and 10ft 5in (3.22m) dump height. Excellent bucket rotation and class-leading tear-out forces mean great productivity. Versatility-wise, you can easily attach hammers, compactor plates and more.
A brand new undercarriage, meanwhile, uses 3 bottom rollers, 1 top roller, plus heavy duty track idler guides and grease tensioners.
All of which is just the beginning of the JCB 8026 CTS mini excavator’s benefits.