The JCB 8029 CTS compact excavator is our first-ever conventional tailswing machine in the current 2.5-3.5 ton class. With a transport weight of 2.7 tons, its one of the largest excavators you can tow behind a 3.5 ton vehicle. Its similar in many ways to our 8025, but its been uprated in key areas.
This JCB compact excavator power is provided by the new Perkins 400 series Tier IIIa, a transverse 32.7hp/24.3kW motor that delivers 96kN of torque at 1800 RPM. A tailswing of 470mm more than the 8025 ZTS, combined with a very low center of gravity, provides a 19% greater lift capacity than the market leader.
At the 8029 CTS compact excavators dig end, our box-fabricated boom and dipper is capable of 2.74m dig depth, 4.77m reach and 3.22m dump height. Excellent bucket rotation and class-leading tear-out forces mean great productivity. Versatility-wise, you can easily attach hammers, compactor plates and more.
A brand new undercarriage, meanwhile, uses 3 bottom rollers, 1 top roller, plus heavy duty track idler guides and grease tensioners.
All of which is just the beginning of the JCB 8029 CTS compact excavators benefits.
PRODUCTIVITY AND CONTROL
The JCB mini excavator range is designed with productivity to its core.
On the 8029 CTS, there are Nachi auto kickdown motors for smoother operation when spin turning and dozing. Tracking speed and single speed tractive effort are therefore class-leading, at 5 kph (11% improved over the 8025) and 25.02 kN respectively.
For lifting power to match, weve fitted a Maxi-lift dozer ram to this JCB compact excavator. You can actually lift the front of the machine on the dozer even at engine takeover, at maximum reach with a 770kg load. This is unique to our machine.
The 8029 CTS compact excavator also features our new EV31 hydraulic valve block, which gives 4 major benefits. Longer spools mean smoother controllability; load hold capability is increased; multi-functioning can be carried out while straight line tracking; and theres full control isolation over all hydraulic services.
To save fuel, the 8029 CTS uses a lower power version of the 8025s engine (torque is equal) but, because of our other innovations, productivity is still class-leading. That represents an 8% efficiency gain.
The JCB 8029 CTS compact excavator is designed to meet customer demands for unrivaled service access and long 500-hour service intervals.
Externally, theres now a robust black cast counterweight to protect the rear and weve lowered the turret height by 35mm for added stability.
Weve also improved the tracks on the 8029 CTS JCB compact excavator. 250mm Bridgestone short pitch tracks reduce noise and vibration, and are highly durable.
Single side grease points on the excavator arm pivot pins simplify greasing. Then theres excellent access to the hydraulic valve block under the side-opening hood, plus weve used the latest O-ring face seals throughout this compact excavators hydraulic system for durability. The two gas assisted gull wing hoods give excellent engine access.
Unusually for a compact excavator, theres plenty of room in the 8029's cab.
Access is easy via a wide door, and the door itself latches back within the tailswing so you can work with it open. To make access to this JCB compact excavator even easier, the left control pod hinges up and theres no left foot pedal to get in the way.
Theres more leg room, a further 50mm of seat adjustment and improved cab storage over the 8025. New rubber cab mounts reduce vibration. Internal noise is just 77 dBa.
The seating position is fully adjustable for maximum comfort and theres an efficient heating system. You can effortlessly store the gas-strut-assisted upper front windshield overhead, and the lower front windshield can also be removed. Plus, the whole cab structure is isolated from the slew frame for minimum vibration.