JS 220LC Excavator

The culmination of 48 years’ tracked excavator expertise, offering performance and productivity without compromise.

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JCB’s new JS220 excavator is the culmination of 48 years’ tracked excavator expertise, offering performance and productivity without compromise.

Designed and developed using our Efficient Design philosophy, the JS220 is a 22-tonne tracked excavator that’s equipped with a host of efficiency, performance, comfort and safety innovations; like our new award-winning EcoMAX T4i engine, which provides a fuel saving of up to 10% over our outgoing models.

The machines are supplied with JCB’s new global boom and dipper design with a larger and deeper profile for increased strength and durability.

Available for sale, dry hire or rental throughout Newcastle, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.

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JCB’s 2go system fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended movements. This new start function means a JCB JS220 excavator can only be started in a safe locked position via two separate inputs.

  • The JS220 excavator bonnet opens front-to-rear for easy and safe engine service access.
  • The cab can be specified with Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) and Falling Objects Protection Structure (FOPS).
  • JCB JS220 excavators have a large glass area and low bonnet line for superb visibility.
  • There’s no need to climb onto the JS220 excavator to check oil levels; all routine servicing can be done from ground level.
  • JCB’s Safety Level Lock fully isolates hydraulic functions to avoid unintended movements.

Our EcoMAX T4i/Stage3B engine uses up to 10% less fuel than our Tier 3 units, saving you money. This is partly because EcoMAX produces high torque at just 1500-1600 rpm, and also because JCB uses efficient advanced hydraulic technology.

  • JCB’s tracked excavators use hydraulic regeneration to recycle oil across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduced fuel consumption
  • Auto-idle technology automatically reduces the engine speed of the JS220 tracked excavator when its hydraulics aren’t in use
  • Simultaneous tracking and excavating is smooth and fast with intuitive multifunction operation.  The JS220 excavator variable power bands allow you to tailor performance – and therefore economy – to specific tasks.

JCB JS220 excavators have excellent front visibility, with a 70/30 front screen split and a clear view of the front right track for easy, safe trench digging and manoeuvring.

Because it doesn’t require bulky after-treatment like DPF, the new compact EcoMAX T4i engine can be housed under an innovative low-level bonnet, providing excellent rearward visibility.

For tremendous speed and control, a JCB JS220 excavator has a balanced slew and electronic/hydraulic controlled slew braking. It can also be specified with proportional auxiliary control options for even more smoothness and precision.

An easy-to-read 7” colour multi-function display provides instant operational information, and has customisable home screens

JCB JS220 excavator cabs use 6 viscous rubber mounts to minimise noise and vibration.

We’ve reduced noise to 72dB(A) inside and 99dB(A) outside; because the JS220 excavator creates a quieter working environment inside and out, you can use the machine at any location, any time.


By using graphite impregnated bronze bushes on the JS220, we’ve increased boom and dipper greasing intervals to 1000 hours for normal applications.

JCB’s In-Cab Monitor checks engine oil levels, coolant, and system errors on start-up.

Because the EcoMAX engine doesn’t need exhaust after treatment, it doesn’t require costly heat-resistant lube oils.

Our innovative recalibration option allows EcoMAX to run on lower grade fuels. This means the JS220 can be resold across different territories, which improves residuals.


A new reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with three-piece wrapper plates and cast ends for strength and durability.

  • Robust cast ends and pivot bosses make the new boom and dipper on this tracked excavator extremely strong.
  • The high-strength undercarriage of JS220 tracked excavators is of a fully welded X-frame construction for long-term durability even in the most demanding applications, and the rigid upper frame provides maximum durability and support.
  • The turret on JS220 tracked excavators is welded to both the upper and lower undercarriage frames, and stiff, durable doors provide further strength.
  • We use Finite Element Analysis with extensive rig and endurance testing to make these 360 excavators last longer.
  • For ultimate reliability, we construct our tracked excavators using only the very best componentry, including Berco running gear, Kawasaki pumps and Kayaba main control valves

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