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2016 JCB 8018 CTS Compact Excavator

If you’re looking for the ultimate mini excavator, look no further than the JCB 8018 CTS. It boasts best-in-class performance, allied to incredible build quality, superlative strength and unbeatable ease of operation.

We’ve used the very latest manufacturing and design processes to create this highly advanced conventional tailswing machine. As such, it boasts everything from a potent engine to a strong dozer blade, durable steel bushes, an extending undercarriage, low weight and a high-precision hydraulic valve block.


Model Year
8018 CTS
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4,017 lbs. (1,822 kg) operating


Gross Horsepower
14.2 kW
1131 cc


Dig Depth
10 ft. 1 in. (3.075 m) max.
Dump Height
9 ft. 4 in. (2.846 m) max.

Standard Features

Underlying Strength
 Adjustable wear pads on the track extensions provide a long service life and a firm, positive, quiet ride during tracking.  
 The high-strength box section dozer blade can withstand impacts from curbs and man hole covers, while dozer blade hoses are protected by a steel plate.  
 All the hoses on the 8018 CTS’ undercarriage are recessed for maximum protection.  
 JCB’s state-of-the-art manufacturing processes achieve ultimate build quality, reliability, durability, service life and machine uptime. Our in-house paint process is a case in point, guaranteeing quality and lasting protection.  
Quality Above All
 The lower door is made from steel, averting costly glass breakages.  
 Our top-mounted boom ram is perfectly protected when loading lorries and skips  
 The 8018 CTS uses the very latest sealing technology – O-ring face trapezoidal seal hydraulics minimize leaks.  
 To optimize durability and service life, we’ve fitted replaceable steel bushes to the kingpost, dipper nose and bucket tipping link. This also provides smooth and accurate operation.  
 The hydraulic hoses (including the auxiliary) are routed through the boom and dipper for ultimate damage protection.  
 Our latest low-wear steel bushes are highly durable and also reduce wear on pivot pins.  
Built for Productivity
 The 8018 CTS boasts class-leading excavation performance: 2.34 m depth, 4.12 m reach, 2.62 m height. There’s also class-leading lift capacity and a class-leading digging envelope.  
 Tearout is a class-leading 16.2 kN. Combined with fast cycle times, this allows you to do more work in less time.  
 Our hydraulic valve block allows you to travel in a straight line at the same time as selecting excavator functions, increasing productivity.  
 Because the 8018 CTS weighs just 1,822 kg, it can be easily towed to wherever you need it.  
 A powerful 14.2 kW engine produces high torque at low revs, providing ample power for even the most demanding tasks.  
Ease of Operation
 A 2-speed tracking button on the dozer lever is easy and intuitive to use.  
 The 8018 CTS’ hydraulic valve block results in smooth, controlled, precise and balanced operation of excavator functions.  
 By improving the cab tilt angle by 17%, we’ve increased service access still further (it was already best-in-class). This design eliminates the need for restrictive servicing hatches in the floor.  
 We’ve grouped all daily service points to make servicing quick and easy.  
 Wide-opening service access panels are supported with gas struts for excellent access to routine checks.  
 JCB’s impact protection front screen shields the operator from flying debris when using breakers.  
 The large door opening gives easy entry and exit.  
Comfortably, Visibly Better
 The short pitched tracks engage every tooth on the sprocket for less vibration and noise, and a far smoother ride.  
 A large glass area and low hood profile provide excellent all-round visibility, including to the front right-hand track. This means the 8018 CTS doesn’t need mirrors to meet EU regulations.  
 We’ve used a 1-piece seat base; this reduces machine vibration and provides high levels of operator comfort.  
 Dozer extensions swing out easily, allowing operators to quickly and easily shift the dozer wings.  

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