Description

The JCB 8035 ZTS mid-sized compact excavator is a true zero tailswing machine offering everything that a conventional tailswing does, with a larger undercarriage than the 8025.

The 8035 ZTS weighs 8,049lbs (3,651kg), with a powerful 1.7 liter Perkins 31.6hp (23.6kW) engine 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 compact excavator 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 2.6 mph (4.3kph) as well as excellent tractive effort. The 8035 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.

PRODUCTIVITY AND CONTROL

The JCB compact excavator range is designed with comfort and ergonomics to its core.

On the 8035 ZTS, a changeover button on the joystick lets you switch the right pedal between auxiliary service and boom offset functions. 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 compact excavator into the correct position right away. Plus this foot pedal is servo operated for low-effort, precise control.

Whether you choose the cab or canopy option for your 8035 ZTS compact excavator, you’ll find visibility is excellent. To the left, you can see the whole track. To the right and the rear, the curving hood bestows a clear view. We’ve also mounted the hoses on top of the boom to aid visibility even further.

DURABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY

In direct response to customer demands, the JCB 8035 ZTS compact excavator boasts unrivaled 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 molded fuel tank means longer working hours and greater productivity.

COMFORT

Zero tailswing compact 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 compact excavator 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 windshield overhead, and the lower front windshield can also be removed. Plus, the whole cab structure is isolated from the slew frame for minimum vibration.

In all, the JCB 8035 ZTS compact excavator is a comfortable favorite.