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JCB’s 3 tonne excavator, the 8030 ZTS mid-sized small excavator is a true zero tailswing machine offering everything that a conventional tailswing does, with a larger undercarriage than the 8025.
The 8030 ZTS weighs 3217 kg, and a powerful 1.5 litre Perkins 3-cylinder 20.9 kW engine is mounted to a stable undercarriage that’s carefully matched to the dig envelope for optimum performance and added safety. The undercarriage and dozer blade on this JCB mini digger are designed to ensure that debris doesn’t build up underneath or in front of the machine to slow you down.
A two-speed tracking motor provides a top tracking speed of 4.3kph as well as excellent tractive effort and traction. The 8030 ZTS compact excavator also has single-acting auxiliary pipework as standard; additional tie down points make it easier to strap the machine onto trailers; and rubber tracks are offered as standard.
The 8030 ZTS is available in a canopy model only.
The JCB mini excavator range is designed with comfort and ergonomics to the fore.
On the 8030 ZTS compact excavator, a changeover button on the joystick lets you switch the right pedal between auxiliary service and boom offset function. In boom offset mode, you can operate the slew of the upper structure and the boom at the same time, allowing you to get this JCB small digger into the correct position straight away. Plus this foot pedal is servo operated for low-effort, precise control.
Whether you choose the cab or canopy option for your 8030 ZTS small excavator, you’ll find visibility is excellent. To the left, you can see the whole track. To the right and the rear, the curving bonnet bestows a clear view. We’ve also mounted the hoses on top of the boom to aid visibility still further.
In direct response to customer demands, the JCB 8030 ZTS mini excavator boasts unrivalled service access and long 500-hour service intervals.
You can check the oil from ground level, and the fuel filter system features a combined sedimenter, filter and primer which allows you to prime the system if it runs out of fuel. You can change the filter without any extra tools and, under the rear cover, a large capacity moulded fuel tank means longer working hours and greater productivity.
Zero tailswing mini excavator cabs are traditionally cramped workplaces. However, JCB’s range is unique in offering a spacious, comfortable operator environment.
Access is easy via a wide door, and the door itself latches back within the tailswing so you can work with it open. To make access to this JCB mini digger even easier, the left control pod hinges up and there’s no left foot pedal to get in the way.
The seating position is fully adjustable for maximum comfort and there’s an efficient heating system. You can effortlessly store the gas-strut-assisted upper front screen overhead, and the lower front screen can also be removed. Plus, the whole cab structure is isolated from the slew frame for minimum vibration.
In all, the JCB 8030 ZTS compact excavator is a comfortable favourite.