JCB has unveiled a 6.7 metric ton conventional tail-swing compact excavator, as part of its commitment to continuous product development and productivity improvement. With growing global demand for compact excavators, the 67C-1 delivers durability, efficiency and productivity thanks to an innovative family design.
The 67C-1 is a totally new model in the JCB line-up and has been designed to grab a bigger share of this growing sector of the market.
JCB’s Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope said: “We have undertaken the biggest benchmarking and customer evaluation exercise in JCB’s history to come up with a range that is truly world-leading on all fronts: performance, reliability, cost of ownership, safety, durability, comfort and serviceability.”
The 67C-1 previews a completely new look for JCB compact excavators, with a revised H-design undercarriage, robust steel body panels, a spacious operator environment and fuel efficient engines that deliver increased productivity and lower operating costs. The 6.7 ton machine is powered by a JCB Diesel by Kohler 55 hp (41 kW) Tier 4 Final engine, powering industry-leading Bosch Rexroth hydraulic valves and Nachi slew motors and track drives.
The machines feature a fully bushed heavy-duty swing bracket design, with widely spaced bearings to prevent wear. In addition, JCB compact excavators use a new graphite-based pin and bush design delivering 500 hour greasing intervals, for reduced daily maintenance and lower operating costs. With a 6’6””dipper arm, the 67C-1 delivers a maximum digging depth of 13’3”and a ground level reach of 21’2”. Bucket tearout is rated at a powerful 10,678 lbf.
The 67C-1 shares the same cab structure as the heavier 85Z-1/86C-1, delivering a large spacious operator environment, featuring flat glazing all around for easy replacement or repair of the glass. A revised heating and ventilation system, with optional air conditioning, offers improved airflow throughout the cab, improving operator comfort and rapidly clearing windshields in colder months.
JCB compact excavators sit on an all-new H-pattern track frame, with an open design and sloping side frames for easy cleaning. The tracks, with longer frames, deliver improved strength and stability and both machines can be ordered with steel, rubber or road liner (GeoGrip) tracks. Travel speeds are impressive at 3 mph, allowing faster repositioning on site and cutting downtime.
The machines also benefit from a completely redesigned dozer blade and arms. The blade profile has been optimized for smooth material flow and there is no requirement for steel plate on the rear, allowing easy cleaning of the machine. Blade edges are angled to prevent damage and a four-way angle adjustable dozer, specifically designed for the North American market, is available as an option, all controlled via an electro-hydraulic dozer control lever in the cab.