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JCB 8055 RTS Mini-Excavator Gets a Number of Enhancements

Wed September 12, 2012 - National Edition
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JCB’s 8055 RTS mini-excavator now combines even more power and maneuverability into one compact package.
JCB’s 8055 RTS mini-excavator now combines even more power and maneuverability into one compact package.

Due to a number of recent enhancements, JCB’s 8055 RTS mini-excavator now combines even more power and maneuverability into one compact package. The 8055 RTS weighs in at 12,125 lbs. (5,500 kg), improving its lift capacity up to 10 percent and enabling operators to complete jobs in less time. A new 44.4 hp (33 kW) Perkins engine decreases fuel consumption up to 10 percent, reducing operating costs. In addition to the 8055’s standard 75 in. (190.5 cm) dipper and optional 59 in. (150 cm) dipper, a third dipper — the 68 in. (173 cm) — is now available. This new dipper increases the machine’s stability when using tilting buckets and quick hitches, according to the manufacturer.

The 8055 RTS continues to offer impressive break-out forces and high levels of tractive effort and tracking speeds. A dump height of 13 ft. 6 in. (4 m) and dig depth of 12 ft. 4 in. (3.7 m) make the 8055 RTS more versatile on the job site. Single-acting auxiliary pipework to the dipper powers breaker attachments, while optional double-acting pipework lets users switch between single and double. Straight-line tracking gives precise control when positioning the excavator next to obstacles or during loading and unloading, but also allows safe travel without veering off when a service is operated.

For more information, call 912/447-2000 or visit www.jcbna.com.