JCB North America launches new 50Z-1 zero tail-swing compact excavator

On-site photo of new JCB 50Z-1 compact zero tail-swing excavator.

JCB North America has introduced the 50Z-1 zero tail-swing compact excavator—the latest addition to its extensive range of compact excavator models. The 50Z-1 replaces the 48Z in the range and provides industry-leading dig depth, increased reach, and increased dump height.

This machine is designed with 100% steel body work and zero tail swing for power and control while working in confined spaces.

According to JCB, the 50Z-1’s 500-hour greasing intervals, easy to access service panels and sectioned hydraulic hoses with easily accessible bulkhead lead to increased productivity for more profitability.

Features of the 50Z-1 include:

  • 12’7” dig depth
  • 19’8” ground level reach
  • 14’0” dump height
  • 48.3hp gross engine power
  • Livelink telematics

“The 50Z-1 is a versatile machine with low cost of ownership, making it the perfect solution for contractors, landscapers, owner operators and rental companies. It is ideal for everything from construction, landscaping, and utility work to highway and residential building. And it’s built with JCB’s industry leading commitment to delivering outstanding safety and performance,” said Chris Lucas, Excavator Product Manager for JCB North America.