[vc_row][vc_column][mk_image image_width=”500″ image_height=”400″ crop=”true” hover=”true” target=”_self” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][vc_column_text]JCB has unveiled two new 6.5 tonne class midi excavators, as part of its commitment to continual product development and productivity improvement. With growing global demand for compact excavators, JCB has introduced two models the 65R-1, a reduced tail-swing machine, and the 67C-1, a conventional tail-swing machine, both delivering durability, efficiency and productivity thanks to an innovative family design.

The 65R-1 has a Tier 3 compliant engine and is a direct replacement for the 8065 RTS in the JCB line-up and is aimed at all markets outside North America. The 67C-1is designed primarily for the North American market and is equipped with a Tier 4 final compliant engine. It will also be available to the European markets where lower emissions are required or where greater performance is needed. Both machines have been designed to grab a bigger share of a market that is expected to grow by at least 16% over the next four years.

JCB’s Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope said: “We have undertaken the biggest benchmarking and customer evaluation exercise in JCB’s history to come up with a range that is truly world-beating on all fronts: performance, reliability, cost of ownership, safety, durability, comfort and serviceability.”

The 65R-1 and 67C-1 previews a completely new look for JCB midi excavators, with a revised H-design undercarriage, robust steel body panels, a spacious operator environment and fuel efficient engines that deliver increased productivity and lower operating costs. The 65R-1 model is powered by a proven 48hp (36.9kW) Tier 3 diesel engine, whilst the 67C-1 is powered by a JCB Diesel by Kohler 55hp (41kW) Tier 4 final engine, powering industry-leading Bosch Rexroth hydraulic valves and Nachi slew motors and track drives.

JCB is leading the way on safety with its new range of midi excavators. The machines feature JCB’s 2Go hydraulic safety system, already seen on 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 machines are available with a twin locking, factory-fitted quickhitch system, incorporating a flashing red LED warning light on the boom, indicating a quickhitch activation operation in progress.

The machines feature a sturdy kingpost design with widely spaced bearings to prevent wear. In addition, 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. With a 1,900mm dipper arm, the 65R-1 delivers a maximum digging depth of 3,957mm and a ground level reach of 6,572mm, whilst the 67C-1 with a 2,000mm dipper delivers a maximum digging depth of 4,054mm and a ground level reach of 6,458mm, Bucket tearout is rated at a powerful 47.5kN on both models.[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”http://diggersanddozers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/under-carriage-65R1-09141-e1411127039805.jpg” image_width=”500″ image_height=”400″ crop=”true” hover=”true” target=”_self” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row]