JCB prepares to launch new midi excavators

06 November 2014

JCB’s new 86C-1 midi excavator

JCB’s new 86C-1 midi excavator

Manufacturer JCB said its new range of midi excavators would be launched to the UK market at the Executive Hire Show in February 2015.

It said the first models to be unveiled as part of the new line-up were the 8.5 tonne 86C-1 conventional tailswing model and the 85Z-1 zero-tailswing model.

According to JCB, one of the major advantages of the new models was the JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, which requires no diesel particulate filter, reducing cost of ownership for customers and offering ease of maintenance.

JCB’s chief innovation and growth officer Tim Burnhope said, “The compact excavator market is expected to increase to over 200,000 units by 2017 and with this fantastic new range, JCB is ready to seize the opportunities presented by such massive growth.

"We have undertaken the biggest benchmarking and customer evaluation exercise in JCB’s history to come up with a range that is truly world-beating on all fronts: performance, reliability, cost of ownership, safety, durability, comfort and serviceability.” 

The Executive Hire Show takes place from February 11 to 12, 2015 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK.

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