JCB North America announced the availability of two new compact excavators designed to meet the needs of construction, landscaping and rental customers. The largest of the two machines is the 19C-1, a 4,211 lb. (1,910 kg) conventional tailswing model. The smaller 18Z-1 has an operating weight of 3,856 lb. (1,749 kg) and is JCB’s first zero tailswing machine in the 1 to 2-ton excavator class. The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators share a common design philosophy, based on durability and simplified maintenance, and common features such as: “The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators are designed to exceed the requirements of the most demanding construction and rental customers,” said Steve Fox, president of product and direct sales of JCB North America. “They are more durable, require less maintenance and are safer to use than comparable 1 to 2 ton compact excavators. They get the job done, they’re cheaper to operate, and they represent a better return on your investment over the life of the machine.” The 18Z-1 and 19C-1 share a common undercarriage with machined faces for optimal fit and extended component life. A revised idler design delivers improved ride qual...