The JCB homepage features details on the new 8065 RTS (reduced tail swing) Excavator replaces the 8060 and is described as JCB’s most productive six-ton machine ever.
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Powering the 8065 is a new 54.3hp, Tier III Isuzu Turbo engine. This engine, along with a near five-inch reduction of the machine’s tail swing, makes the 8065 even more productive when operating in confined spaces.
The new excavator also features a heavy-duty dipper to give improved bucket and dipper breakout forces. Its maximum dig depth of 14’3” and dump height of 14’0” constitute a class-leading digging range. The improved bucket breakouts increase the 8065’s productivity, and ultimately, the customer’s return on investment. The single-piece wraparound dipper design reduces the need for weld points, increasing durability, and the easily accessible dig-end hoses are routed through the kingpost, protecting it from damage.
The 8065 also features a new counterweight design that has further reduced the tail swing to seven inches.