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Tough to Beat – Meet JCB’s New 25Z-1 and 26C-1 Mini Excavators

JCB has raised the bar with its latest offerings, the 25Z-1 (zero tailswing) and 26C-1 (conventional tailswing) mini excavators. Setting new benchmarks in performance, comfort, safety, cost of ownership, and durability.

Tough to Beat on Performance

At the heart of the JCB 25Z-1 and 26C-1 lies a new 18.4kW Kohler engine, providing increased power and efficiency. Both models come with Proportional Controls as standard for improved controllability and provide a class-leading performance against the competition for bucket and dipper tearout. The JCB 25Z-1 and 26C-1 also have significant performance enhancements across hydraulics, tracking, and attachments, making them a formidable force against any application.

Tough to Beat on Comfort

The JCB 25Z-1 and 26C-1 have the most spacious cab in the market with rotary controlled display powering, Tool Select, Start-up Health Alerts and Power Modes. Their design features flat glass surfaces which give the operators greater visibility than previous JCB models. Air conditioning, premium suspension seat and Bluetooth radio are also available as optional extras.

Tough to Beat on Safety

Both the JCB 25Z-1 and 26C-1 come with follow-me-home work lights, which keeps the lights on for a preset time after the machine is switched off and unique hydraulic isolation to protect the operator and improve site safety. The new mini diggers also come with 9 tie-down points to make towing easier and safer.

Tough to Beat on Ownership

JCB’s 25Z-1 and 26C-1 have 500-hour greasing intervals, autostop and idle functions to deliver lower operating costs. The new cab design is manufactured with flat glass which is less expensive to replace while the nine engine modes allow the operator to easily balance performance and economy without compromising on power.

Tough to Beat on Durability

These new mini diggers have been designed to last and withstand the harshest of construction sites. The all-steel body panels have easily accessible bolts which can be removed and replaced if required. On the 25Z-1 model the zero tailswing is maintained with the cab door open to protect the door from damage and on both models the dipper is made from high tensile steel for long life durability.

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Service Intervals

500 hours

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Choosing a new JCB 25Z-1 or 26C-1 means investing in a machine that is trailer towable, has a world-class operator environment, and provides unrivalled performance and safety.

Find out more about JCB's mini excavator range.

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