The JCB JS160is in the 17 tonne category of our range of heavy tracked excavators. It’s engineered with exceptional strength, productivity, efficiency, comfort, safety and ease of maintenance.
A closed box section revolving frame increases strength and reduces stress. It also makes these 360 excavators highly resistant to impact damage. We’ve used strong parts too – premium industry standards in fact.
Meanwhile, this 17 tonne excavator’s engine is a highly efficient Isuzu 97 kW 4HK unit, compliant with Stage 3a and Tier3. It provides a fuel saving of up to 9% over our outgoing models. The benefits of the JS160 series of tracked excavators don’t end there either.
Before you buy tracked excavators, you need to know they’re going to be tough enough to perform any job you ask of it. Fortunately, with a JCB JS160, strength and durability come as standard.
We use Finite Element Analysis with extensive rig and endurance testing to make these 360 excavators last longer. A JCB JS160’s reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with single piecewrapper plates and internal baffle plates for long life durability.
The high-strength undercarriage of a JS160 17tonne excavator is of a fully-welded X-frame construction for long-term durability even in the most demanding applications, and the rigid upper frame provides maximum durability and support.
The turret on JS160 tracked excavators is then welded to both the upper and lower undercarriage frames, and stiff, durable doors provide further strength.
PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY
It’s more important than ever to save money and time so it’s just as well that JCB JS160 tracked excavators aredesigned to make the most of both.
Our Tier 3 compliant Dieselmax motor produces high torque at low revs for great efficiency.
There’s a massive 97kN bucket tearout for superb productivity, and the special JS range quickhitch system makes attachment changing fast and easy.
Simultaneous tracking and excavating is smooth and fast with an intuitive multifunction operation, and four operating work modes allow a JS160 17 tonne excavator operator to tailor performance to any application. Auto, Economy, Precision and Lifting modes provide very different optimised settings.
Maximum productivity, minimum spend
- JCB’s tracked excavators use hydraulic regeneration to recycle oil across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduced fuel consumption.
- Auto-idle technology automatically reduces engine speed when hydraulics aren’t in use.
OPERATOR COMFORT AND SAFETY
We’ve designed JCBJS160 tracked excavators to be comfortable, safe, ergonomic, simple and intuitive to operate. Which is good for operators of 360 excavators but even better for you; after all, great ease of use equals great productivity.
Cushioned boom and dipperends prevent shock loadings, protect your machine and increase operator comfort, while 6 viscous rubber mounts minimise noise and vibration.
A 70/30 front screen split for a clear view of the front right track, plus a large laminated glass roof window provide this 17 tonne excavator with exceptional all-round visibility.
To keep everything under control, JCBJS160 tracked excavators have a balanced slew and electronic/hydraulic controlled slew braking. Function switches are easy to reach and include the heater and climate control panels, while the sideunit doubles as part of the immobiliser code selector.
A comfortable favourite
- JCB JS160shave a spacious luggage tray behind the operator’s seat.
- Advanced Monitoring System keeps tabs on functions and inputs during different working modes.
- A large floor area with large high grip pedals gives easy and precise tracking.
- Demist/defrost keeps a JS160 front window clear.
We’ve designed JCB JS160 tracked excavators to be low maintenance and easily serviceable. Which makes them affordable, efficient and highly productive.
Bonnets open and close easily with gas-assisted cylinders, and the service bays are large and wide for good access. 1000-hour boom and dipper greasing intervals and a 5000-hour oil life provide maximum uptime on these 360 excavators. Grease points are centralised on a JS160 17 tonne excavator too, for safe and easy access to high level pivots. Likewise filters (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel).
Because they’re mounted side by side, the JS160 tracked excavator’s engine radiator, hydraulic cooler and intercooler can be serviced individually and cleaned easily.