If you’re looking for the ultimate compact excavator, look no further than the JCB 8018 CTS. It boasts best-in-class performance, incredible build quality, superlative strength and unbeatable ease-of-operation.

We’ve used the very latest manufacturing and design processes to create this highly advanced conventional tailswing machine. As such, it boasts everything from a powerful engine to a strong dozer blade, durable steel bushings, an extending undercarriage, low weight and a new high-precision hydraulic valve block. 


Adjustable wear pads on the track extensions provide a long service life and a firm, positive, quiet ride during travel.

The high-strength box section dozer blade can withstand impacts from curbs and man hole covers, while dozer blade hoses are protected by a steel plate. 

All the hoses on the 8018 CTS’ undercarriage are recessed for maximum protection. 

JCB’s state-of-the-art manufacturing process achieves ultimate build quality, reliability, durability, service life and machine uptime. Our in-house paint process guarantees quality and lasting protection.


The lower door is made from steel, averting costly glass breakages.

Our top-mounted boom ram is perfectly protected when loading trucks.  

The 8018 CTS uses the very latest sealing technology – O-ring face trapezoidal seal hydraulics minimize leaks. 

To optimize durability and service life, we’ve fitted replaceable steel bushings to the kingpost, dipper nose and bucket tipping link. This also provides smooth and accurate operation. 

The hydraulic hoses (including the auxiliary) are routed through the boom and dipper for ultimate damage protection. 

Our latest low-wear steel bushings are highly durable and reduce wear on pivot pins.


The short pitched tracks engage every tooth on the sprocket for less vibration and noise, and a smoother ride.

A large glass area and low hood profile provide excellent all-around visibility, including to the front right-hand track.

We’ve used a one-piece seat base; this reduces machine vibration and provides high levels of operator comfort. 

Dozer extensions swing out easily, allowing operators to quickly and easily shift the dozer wings.


The 8018 CTS boasts class-leading excavation performance: 2.34m depth, 4.12m reach, 2.62m height. There’s also class-leading lift capacity and a class-leading digging envelope.

Tearout is a class-leading 16.2kN. Combined with fast cycle times, this allows you to do more work in less time. 

Our new hydraulic valve block allows you to travel in a straight line at the same time as selecting excavator functions, increasing productivity. 

Because the 8018 CTS weighs just 4,017lbs (1,822kg), it can be easily towed to wherever you need it. 

A powerful new 14.2Kw engine produces high torque at low revs, providing ample power for even the most demanding tasks.


A two-speed tracking button on the dozer lever is easy and intuitive to use.

The 8018 CTS’ new hydraulic valve block results in smooth, controlled, precise and balanced operation of excavator functions. 

By improving the cab tilt angle by 17%, we’ve increased service access still further (it was already best-in-class). This design eliminates the need for restrictive servicing hatches in the floor. 

We’ve grouped all daily service points to make servicing quick and easy. Wide-opening service access panels are supported with gas struts for excellent access to routine check points. 

JCB’s impact protection front windshield protects the operator from flying debris when using breakers. 

The large door opening gives easy entry and exit.