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JCB's 85z and 86c are high performance, productive compact excavators. Peak power and torque at low engine speeds makes for efficient cycles, and there's a wealth of innovative design features to get the most from every drop of fuel. We've always believed that a fundamental part of high productivity is a comfy, ergonomic working environment. Consequently, cabs and controls on an 86z or 86c are great places to work, even for long stints. Our tracked excavators are designed to give you more than just great performance and long service life. Machines like the 85z and 86c will also provide ultimate value for money, both on and off your working sites.

Features & Benefits


Our fully robot-welded boom and four-plate arm design are made of high-tensile-strength steel, with internal baffle plates providing added structural strength for long-life durability.

Swing bracket

These latest 8-metric-ton class machines boast a heavy-duty swing bracket which features durable re-bushable pivots to optimize service life. It also provides a safe route for all excavator hoses.

Boom cylinder

The heavy-duty boom cylinder guard provides excellent protection with optional arm and crowd cylinder guards available for more arduous applications.


The new 8MT range has a JCB Diesel by Kohler common rail Tier 4 Final–compliant engine. This boasts DOC, turbocharging and intercooler. Power is increased to 64.4hp at just 2200rpm, and there’s 221.3 lbf ft of torque.


To increase productivity our auto kickdown motors automatically adapt to changes in terrain increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue.

Dozer profile and angle

The new dozer profile and angle provides high performance with low soil retention for easy clean; combined with tapered lift points which are positioned behind the edge of the blade providing excellent protection.


The cab is incredibly spacious and its large door provides easy, safe access. Inside, you’ll find 6% more space than before, plenty of storage, a phone tray, stowage nets and cup holder.


To ensure all-day operator comfort, there’s fully adjustable suspension seating with an optional heated air suspension seat with independent adjustable positions.


Optional front screen guards provide peace of mind for operators, whilst boom and optional cab worklight guards protect vulnerable components in hazardous applications.


The JCB 86c and 85z have excellent front visibility courtesy of a 70/30 front screen split. What’s more, there’s a clear view of the front right track for easy, safe trench digging and maneuvering. Overall we have 11% more visibility than before.


Underneath the wide opening steel hood you can easily fill the fuel tank on a JCB mini from ground level, made easier with the external diesel indicator. An optional refuelling pump features an auto stop function for reduced spillage and increased safety.


Key Specifications
Operating Weight 18298/18960lb (8229/8600kg)
Net Power HP @ 2200 rpm 60.8
Bucket Digging Force 12,837 lbf

Company Info

2000 Bamford Blvd
Pooler, GA
US, 31322


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