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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.


Manufacturer: JCB
Model(s): 18Z-1


Dig Depth: 8'5(2.57 m)
Max Dump Height: 8'8(2.6 m)



Operating Weight: 3,856 lbs (1,749 kg)


  • 10 integrated tie-down and Lifting points ensure compliant, Speedy machine transportation.
  • 10 integrated tie-down points make transportation easier Without damaging the tracks
  • 100 percent steel bodywork for maximum impact protection and ease of repair
  • 3,691 lb (1,655 kg) transport Weight for easy towing Without a commercial driver’s license (subject to local regulations).
  • 500-hour greasing intervals for reduced downtime
  • A complete range of JCB attachments is available, offering the ultimate in performance, full JCB warranty compliance, and optimized fit and efficiency.
  • A dedicated service access door facilitates daily checks with minimal fuss, and a large, bi-fold service door opens 180 degrees to enable quick and easy maintenance and cleaning. An external, lockable fuel tank ensures easy refueling.
  • A lockable internal toolbox is Standard on all models and provides safe tool stowage.
  • All services, including tracking and dozer, are isolated when the control pod is raised, preventing accidental operation.
  • Industry-Standard bucket centers and 1.18-inch (30 mm) pin sizes enable maximum attachment versatility.
  • JCB has always been at the forefront of job site safety and constantly strives to improve the safety of machine operators and others on the work site.
  • JCB makes it easy to tackle the most demanding excavating applications by offering a range of capable and productive compact excavators with reduced servicing requirements and improved operator comfort.
  • New dig-end geometry allows the machines to load dumpers Without the need to re-position the machine.
  • New dig-end precision fine control allows for smooth operation for even the less experienced operator, for improved productivity.
  • New dozer geometry, with an innovatively designed curve and increased height, reduces material build up.
  • New right hand front positioned panel with easy button functions, easy to read indicators and warnings.
  • Optional JCB Livelink telematics provides geofence and work-time restrictions and allows fleet managers to monitor machine usage.
  • Separate service access door for daily checks
  • Standard 2-Speed tracking manual shift on dozer button.
  • Swing-out counterWeight provides easy access to service points and protects important machine components
  • The body design of the new generation of JCB compact excavators enables excellent all-around visibility for increased on site safety.
  • The need for daily greasing is eliminated, and maintenance and cleaning access points are easy to get to, for quicker turnaround times between jobs.
  • The sloping undercarriage design reduces soil retention and enables fast cleaning.
  • The Standard-fit JCB 2Go full-control isolation lever, with neutral start operation, means machines will not start unless all operations are first isolated by locking the pilot control shut-off valve.
  • When time is money and getting from the last job to the next job quicker is a huge advantage, the JCB compact excavators give you a competitive advantage. JCB machines are quick to clean, service and transport, and allow faster attachment changes, for a more productive –and profitable—operation.
  • With a low transport Weight of just 3,691 lb (1,655 kg), the 18Z-1 compact excavator can be towed easily, often Without a commercial driver’s license (subject to local regulations).
  • Zero tailswing and compact dimensions to access confined work sites.



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