The JCB 8055 offers superb levels of power for its class of excavator. Featuring a highly efficient Tier 4i Isuzu 4LE-1NA 45.7hp (34.1kW) engine, it has an excellent working capacity. It weighs 11,600lb (5300kg).
Two-speed track motors provide high tracking speeds and auto kickdown provides optimal travel speeds.
Our midi excavators also feature a curved dozer profile and superior tractive effort for great performance.
All of which is built on an X-frame undercarriage for exceptional rigidity and stability.
The JCB midi excavator range is designed around the operator. After all, a comfortable operator is a productive one. We start by ensuring that control is ergonomic, intuitive and low effort.
Inside the 8055 RTS, the cab is very large and accessible compared to most zero tailswing machines. The seating position is fully adjustable for maximum comfort and the whole cab structure is isolated from the slew frame for minimum vibration.
In all, the JCB 8055 RTS compact excavator is a comfortable favorite.
Durability and Serviceability
Each JCB midi excavator has superb build quality, with a robust undercarriage and superstructure designed for maximum reliability and minimum downtime.
Hoses are routed on top of the booms of our midi excavators for damage protection, while auxiliary pipework features quick-release couplers to prevent oil leaks when connecting attachments.
JCB’s twin speed track motors (manual or automatic) and associated hoses are completely enclosed inside the undercarriage to guard from damage. What’s more, a sloped track frame encourages dirt to slide off, preventing potentially problematic build-up.
Even routine servicing is made easier on a JCB midi excavator; all our midis now offer unrivalled service access (much of it grouped, from the ground) and long 500-hour engine service intervals.
- Oil can be checked from ground level
- Fuel filter system features a combined sedimenter, filter and primer (prime the system if it runs out of fuel, change the filter without extra tools)
- Large capacity moulded fuel tank for longer working
- Side-mounted engines and rear-mounted valve blocks for unparalleled service access
Productivity and Control
On all our midi excavators, proportional servo controls allow precise metering of the bucket; lever efforts are light and operator positioning is ergonomic.
A load-sensed, flow-on-demand hydraulic system controls flow and pressure, providing hydraulic oil only when you need it. That, in turn, keeps the engine at peak efficiency, saving you fuel. Plus, because the system shares oil equally, all services can be supplied (and keep working) without starving any one function.
An additional benefit of load-sensed hydraulics is straight-line tracking, which makes our midi excavators great for positioning next to obstacles or loading/unloading.
- Every JCB midi excavator has 360° visibility
- Excellent visibility to the left due to innovative side-mounted engine's sloping hood
- Top boom hose mounting doesn't impede visibility
- Large front windshield
- Up-and-over gas-strut-assisted front windshield