Manufacturer unveils line-up for Executive Hire Show 2018

The 18Z-1 mini excavator

JCB has announced that some of the first site dumpers to roll off the new production line at the manufacturer’s Staffordshire HQ will be on show at the Executive Hire Show (EHS) 2018.

The 3-tonne 3T-1 swivel tip model will take pride of place on the JCB stand, while the 7-tonne Hi-Viz machine will be displayed outside at the Ricoh Arena. Both machines form part of JCB’s nine-model range of site dumpers spanning 1-9 tonnes.

JCB said the Hi-Viz model has been designed and engineered to tackle concerns over accidents and injuries involving site dumpers by “enhancing visibility, operator protection, stability, comfort and serviceability”.

Also making its EHS debut is JCB’s new range of mini excavators. With operating weights of 1.6-1.9 tonnes, the line-up includes the rental-specific, conventional tailswing 16C-1, JCB’s first zero tailswing 1.7-tonne model, the new 18Z-1 and the conventional tailswing 19C-1.

JCB described key features of the new range as including 100% steel bodywork, improved protection on all hydraulic rams and hoses, 10 integral tie-down points to make transportation easier without damaging tracks, 500-hour greasing intervals, a swing-out counterweight providing easy access to service points and separate service access door for daily checks.

The JCB Access range will also be represented with two models from the nine-machine electric scissor lift range. Other machines featured include the JCB VMT 160-80 tandem vibratory roller, HTD5 Dumpster and a series of models from the firm’s powerpack and light equipment range.