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JCB 100C-1 Compact Excavator Meets Changing Demand

The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the recently released 9.5 ton (8.6 t) 86C-1 compact machine, but with a more powerful engine.

Wed May 06, 2015 - National Edition
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The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the recently released 9.5 ton (8.6 t) 86C-1 compact machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance.
The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the recently released 9.5 ton (8.6 t) 86C-1 compact machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance.

JCB is set to launch an 11 ton (10 t) conventional tailswing compact excavator to meet the growing demand from customers in the USA, the UK, France and Germany. The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the recently released 9.5 ton (8.6 t) 86C-1 compact machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance.

Key features include:

• Increased productivity compared to a conventional A-frame excavator

• 30 degree tilting cab for excellent service access

• 500 hour greasing intervals

• Spacious operator cab

• Excellent all-around visibility

• 100 percent steel bodywork for superior durability

The 100C-1 shares the latest JCB compact excavator appearance, with a revised H-design undercarriage, robust steel body panels, a spacious operator environment and a powerful Tier IV Final engine, that delivers increased efficiency and lower operating costs for the customer. The machine is powered by a JCB Diesel by Kohler engine delivering 74 hp. This drives through Bosch Rexroth hydraulic valves and Nachi slew motors and track drives.

With an operating weight of 21,458 lbs. (9,733 kg), the machine shares the same width and height over the cab as the lighter 85Z-1/86C-1, with an 18 in. (45.7 cm) rear overhang, 4 in. (10 cm) larger than the 9.5 ton machine. This additional bodywork provides space for the more powerful engine, with increased hydraulic pump capacity and larger hydraulic cylinders resulting in a maximum bucket tearout force of 16,231 lb. ft. and a dipper arm tearout force of 9,510 lb.ft.

Longer digging equipment provides the 100C-1 with a maximum digging depth of 15 ft. (4.5 m), a dump height of 18 ft. 6 in. (5.6 m) and a reach at ground level of 24 ft. 4 in. (7.4 m). A 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 color coded for rapid identification.

The machine features a sturdy kingpost design with widely spaced bearings to prevent wear. In addition, all JCB compact excavators use a new graphite-based pin and bush design delivering 500 hour greasing intervals, for reduced daily maintenance and lower operating costs. The swing bracket design, with slewing boom, is proving increasingly attractive to customers when compared to a conventional 14.3 ton (13 t) 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 program 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.

Comfortable Operator Environment

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

The 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 two (30) second intervals without using the levers. There also are 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 color LCD display screen, with an optional monitor for a rear view camera. There is plenty of in-cab storage and the machine comes with a 12V phone charger and cup holder.

Safest by Far

With its new range of compact 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 a flashing red LED warning light on the boom, indicating a quickhitch operation is in progress. The machine also will be available from the factory with a roto/tilt function installed ready for use with a number of rotating and tilting bucket mount systems.

Rapid Travel Capability

The compact 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. Travel speeds are a maximum of 3 mph, allowing fast repositioning on site and cutting downtime.

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

Reduced Ownership Costs

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

The new JCB compact excavators have a cab structure that can be tilted by 30 degrees to allow access to hoses and hydraulic components, for ease of repair and maintenance. JCB also has improved the grouping of components to reduce maintenance times. In addition the machines have removable side panels for maximum service access, along with improved access to the cooling pack.

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