Plantworx 2019 will mark the first public appearance for JCB’s brand new 13-16-tonne X Series excavators – purpose built for ground working specialists. They will be joined by the 19C-1E electric mini excavator.

Joining the 210X and 220X models launched last year, the new 131X, 140X and 150X feature the JCB X Series hallmarks of robust durable design, increased productivity and improved operator comfort and ease of use.

Key features of the new 131X, 140X and 150X include: a wider operator cab for all-day comfort, in cab noise reductions of up to 68%, modern styling with durable strike points to reduce total ownership cost and increased diameter high-flow pipework to boost efficiency. The two larger models also deliver a 6% improvement in tonnes per litre productivity.

In the UK alone this class of machine accounts for nearly 60% of all tracked excavators sold, so we are hugely excited about the introduction on three new X Series machines which cater directly for the needs of the all-important groundworks sector.

Tim Burnhope continued to say; “The 210X and 220X have already delivered on customers’ demands for greater levels of strength, durability, comfort, ease of use, reliability, efficiency, productivity and serviceability in the 20-tonne sector, so we are delighted to bring this new level of detail to our 13 and 16 tonne models.”

Zero emission operation at point of use, with no tethers or unsafe trailing cables, the new, fully electric 19C-1E mini excavator will allow contractors to work inside buildings and in emissions-sensitive inner-city environments or underground without having to install costly exhaust extraction equipment.

Utilising leading-edge automotive battery technology, the 19C-1E will deliver all of the performance of a conventional diesel-powered 1.9-tonne mini excavator with a reduction of both internal and external noise levels. Contractors will also be able to work after normal hours in urban streets, without disturbing residents, as well as operating in other noise sensitive environments including near hospitals and schools.