Unusually for a compact excavator, there’s plenty of room in the 8029's cab.
Access is easy via a wide door, and the door itself latches back within the tail-swing so you can work with it open. To make access to this JCB compact excavator even easier, the left control pod hinges up and there’s no left foot pedal to get in the way.
There’s more leg room, a further 50 mm 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 there’s 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.
DURABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY
The JCB 8029 CTS compact excavator is designed to meet customer demands for unrivaled service access and long 500-hour service intervals.
Externally, there’s now a robust black cast counterweight to protect the rear and we’ve lowered the turret height by 35 mm for added stability.
We’ve also improved the tracks on the 8029 CTS JCB compact excavator. 250 mm 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 there’s excellent access to the hydraulic valve block under the side-opening hood, plus we’ve used the latest O-ring face seals throughout this compact excavator’s hydraulic system for durability. The two gas assisted gull wing hoods give excellent engine access.
PRODUCTIVITY AND CONTROL
The JCB mini excavator range is designed with productivity to its core.
On the 8029 CTS, there are Nachi auto kick-down 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, we’ve 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 there’s full control isolation over all hydraulic services.
To save fuel, the 8029 CTS uses a lower power version of the 8025’s engine (torque is equal) but, because of our other innovations, productivity is still class-leading. That represents an 8% efficiency gain.