JCB’S Fast Charge Mini Makes Electric Start to 2020

JCB will show the fast charge version of its first-ever fully electric mini excavator at the Executive Hire Show 2020.

The 19C-1E can put in a typical full day’s shift for a mini excavator on a single charge – which takes just two hours with the fast charge option. Five times quieter than its diesel counterpart, the model is ideal for emissions and noise-sensitive applications.

Key features of the 19C-1E electric mini excavator include: three or four lithium-ion battery packs providing a 15-20kWh storage capacity, load-sensing hydraulic system delivering powerful digging performance, a sophisticated battery management system ensuring full-shift availability. A convenient on-board charger with capability for both 110V (12 hour recharge) and 230V (8 hour charge) comes as standard. The fast charge option, allowing a full charge in under 2 hours, is also available.

The 19C-1E will be joined by the larger JCB 86C-2 midi excavator which meets the forthcoming EU Stage V emissions regulations and benefits from a host of detail improvements, making the machine easier to maintain and to operate.

Also shown on the JCB stands will be an extensive line-up of equipment tailor-made for the rental industry. This will include the latest products from the JCB compact excavator, Loadall telescopic handler, site dumper, wheeled loader, Attachments, light equipment, compaction and Access ranges.