JCB is to launch a 10 tonne conventional tailswing midi excavator to meet growing demand from customers in the UK, France, Germany and the USA. The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the 8.6 tonne 86C-1 midi machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance.

The 100C-1 shares the new JCB midi excavators’ appearance, with a revised H-design undercarriage, robust steel body panels, a spacious operator environment and powerful Tier 4 Final engine that delivers increased efficiency and lower operating costs for the customer. The machine is powered by a JCB by Kohler diesel engine delivering 74hp (55kW). This drives through industry-leading Bosch Rexroth hydraulic valves and Nachi slew motors and track drives.

With an operating weight of 9,500kg, the 100C-1 is the same width and height over the cab as the lighter 86C-1, but has a 450mm rear overhang, 90mm larger than the 8.6 tonne machine. This additional bodywork provides space for the more powerful engine and increased hydraulic pump capacity, resulting in a bucket tearout force of 72.4kN and a dipper arm tearout force of 42.3kN.

Longer digging equipment provides the 100C-1 with a maximum digging depth of 4,628mm, a dump height of 5,603mm and a reach at ground level of 7,475mm. A patented reduced loss hydraulic system operates with reduced back pressure, eliminating parasitic losses and the hydraulic system puts less demand on the engine, reducing fuel consumption. All hoses feature O-ring face seal technology and are colour coded for rapid identification.

The 100C-1 features a sturdy kingpost design with widely spaced bearings to prevent wear. In addition, all JCB midi excavators use a new graphite-based pin and bush design delivering 500 hour greasing intervals, for reduced daily maintenance and lower operating costs. The kingpost design, with slewing boom, is proving increasingly attractive to customers when compared to a conventional 13 tonne crawler excavator, particularly for confined site access.
The digging equipment has individual hydraulic piping for easy maintenance and hose replacement. Twin auxiliary circuits will be available and operators will be able to programme individual hydraulic flow settings for attachments through the in-cab monitor, making it easier and faster to change between powered attachments such as breakers and grabs.

The sturdy JCB midi excavator cab, is built in-house, delivering greater space and increased visibility than on previous midi machines. It features flat glazing all round for ease of repair. A revised heating and ventilation system, with optional air conditioning, offers greatly improved airflow throughout the cab, improving operator comfort and rapidly clearing windscreens in colder months.

The ROPS/FOPS cab is available with optional FOGS guards at level 1 and level 2. The machine features ‘auto idle’ that can be set by the operator to activate after 2-30 seconds without using the levers. There are also two digging modes, including an ECO mode for maximum efficiency, or a Heavy mode for increased productivity, tailoring the machine’s performance to the application.

The cab incorporates an ergonomic switch layout and a new full colour LCD display screen, with an additional monitor for a rear view camera. There is plenty of in-cab stowage and the machines come with a 12V phone charger and a cup holder.

With its new range of midi excavators, JCB is leading the way on safety. The machines feature JCB’s 2Go hydraulic safety system, seen on the company’s larger JS excavators. In addition to the standard hydraulic cut-off that is activated by lifting the left hand lever pod, the operator is required to activate the hydraulic system through a button on the right-hand console. This reduces the chance of operators working the hydraulic levers from outside the cab, improving safety on site.

The 100C-1 is available with a twin locking, factory-fitted quickhitch system, incorporating flashing red LED warning light on the boom, indicating quickhitch operation in progress. The machine will also be available from the factory with a roto/tilt function installed ready for use with a number of rotating and tilting bucket mount systems.

The midi 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 can be ordered with steel, rubber or road liner (GeoGrip) tracks. Tracking speeds are impressive at a maximum speed of 5km/h, allowing fast repositioning on site and cutting downtime.

The machines also benefit from the completely redesigned dozer blade and arms. The blade profile has been optimised for smooth material flow and there is no requirement for strengthening gusset on the rear, allowing easy cleaning of the machine. Blade edges are angled to prevent damage and a four-way tilt adjustable dozer will be available as an option, all controlled with an electro-hydraulic dozer control lever in the cab.

The JCB 100C-1 has 100% pressed steel body panels, delivering sturdy component protection and easy repair. The midi excavators benefit from improvements in their SAE service and maintenance rating, thanks in part to the tilting cab and repositioned components. With lower fuel consumption and 500 hour greasing, ownership and operating costs will be impressively reduced.

The new JCB compact excavators have a cab structure that can be tilted by 30o to allow access to hoses and hydraulic components, for repair and maintenance. JCB has also improved the grouping of components to reduce maintenance times. In addition the machines have removable side skirts and in-fill panels for maximum service access, along with improved access to the cooling pack.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]