JCB’s new JS130 LC is the culmination of XX years’ tracked excavator expertise, offering performance and productivity without compromise.

Designed and developed using our Efficient Design philosophy, the JS130 is a 13-tonne tracked excavator that’s equipped with a host of efficiency, performance, comfort and safety innovations. Like our new award-winning EcoMAX T4i engine, which meets Stage IIIB/Tier 4i legislation without using bulky DPF or SCR. In turn, this means you can expect countless everyday benefits to using the JS130 tracked excavator – like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime.

  • Brand new Stage 3B/Tier 4i EcoMAX engine1
  • High power and torque at low revs
  • Up to 10% fuel saving over outgoing model
  • Large attachments and options range for versatility
  • Intelligent, intuitive control system
  • Advanced hydraulic technology throughout


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JCB JS130s have excellent front visibility, with a 70/30 front screen split and a clear view of the front right track for easy, safe trench digging and manoeuvring.

Because it doesn’t require bulky after-treatment like DPF or SCR, the new compact EcoMAX T4i engine can be housed under an innovative low-level bonnet, providing excellent rearward visibility.

For tremendous speed and control, a JCB JS130 has a balanced slew and electronic/hydraulic controlled slew braking. Auxiliary options can also be specified with proportional control options for even more smoothness and precision.

An easy-to-read 4” colour multi-function display provides instant operational information, and has customisable home screens.

JCB JS130 cabs use 6 viscous rubber mounts to minimise noise and vibration.

We’ve reduced noise to 70dB(A) inside and 99dB(A) outside; because the JS130 creates a quieter working environment inside and out, you can use the machine at any location, any time.


JCB’s Plexus Oil Filter System extends oil life to 5000hrs by constantly filtering hydraulic fluid down to 2 microns, reducing risk of contamination.

By using graphite impregnated bronze bushes on the JS130, we’ve increased boom and dipper greasing intervals to 1000 hours for normal applications.

JCB’s In-Cab Monitor checks engine oil levels, coolant, and system errors on start-up.

Because the EcoMAX engine doesn’t need exhaust after treatment, it doesn’t require costly heat-resistant lube oils.

Unlike most Tier 4i engines, JCB EcoMAX doesn’t use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or SCR, saving you additional servicing and running costs.

Our innovative recalibration option allows EcoMAX to run on lower grade fuels. This means the JS130 can be resold across different territories, which improves residuals.


There’s a wide range of JCB attachments available to make the JS130 even more versatile enabling you to carry out a wide range of tasks.

JCB’s quickhitch system makes attachment changing fast and easy, and is purpose-designed for the JS range.

For ultra versatility, JCB offers a full list of auxiliary pipework options including hammer, auxiliary, merged and low flow.

With a massive 92kn bucket tearout and fast cycle times, the JS130 is extremely productive in all applications.

JCB’s innovative hydraulic regeneration system means oil is recycled across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduced fuel consumption.

Our EcoMAX T4i/Stage3B engine uses up to 10% less fuel than our Tier 3 units, saving you money. This is partly because EcoMAX produces high torque at just 1500-1600 rpm, and also because JCB uses efficient advanced hydraulic technology.


The JS130’s reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with single piece wrapper plates and internal baffle plates for long life durability.

JCB JS130s boast the best components in the industry, including Berco running gear, Kawasaki pumps and Kayaba valve blocks.

Our EcoMAX T4i/Stage 3B engine has been tested for 110,000 hours in 70 different machines across the toughest applications and environments to ensure durability.

The high-strength undercarriage uses a fully welded X frame construction for long-term durability even in the most demanding applications.

A closed box-section revolving frame increases strength, reduces stress, and is highly resistant to impact damage. The JS130’s high-strength rigid upper frame provides maximum durability and support.


The JS130 bonnet opens front-to-rear for easy and safe engine service access.

The cab can be specified with Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) and Falling Objects Protection Structure (FOPS).

JCB JS130s have a large glass area and low bonnet line for superb visibility.

JCB’s 2go system fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended machine movements.

There’s no need to climb onto the JS130 to check oil levels; all routine servicing can be done from ground level.

JCB’s Safety Level Lock fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended movements. Our New Start function means a JCB JS130 can only be started in a safe locked position via two separate inputs.