65R-1 Mini Excavator

The strongest, most high-performance mini excavators in the 6-tonne class that we’ve ever built.

Quick Specs

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JCB’s 6 tonne ’65R’ type excavators are the strongest, most high-performance mini excavators in the 6-tonne class that JCB have ever built.

It has been painstakingly developed in direct response to our customers’ needs and, as such, they feature performance, versatility and productivity by the bucketload.

The JCB mini excavators also offer you low cost of ownership, superior ergonomics, rigorous safety features, and easy servicing.

If you’re in the market for a 6-tonne excavator, you’ll find this new generation is in an impressive and benchmark-standard class of its own.

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


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  • True zero tailswing configuration for ultimate manoeuvrability
  • The 65R is a leader when it comes to fuel efficiency and litres of fuel use per tonne of material moved
  • Premium componentry (Bosch-Rexroth, Nachi, Bridgestone, Berco) and great structural strength for long service life
  • Bushed kingpost for lower whole of life costs
  • Perfect dig end geometry for ultimate lifting performance
  • JCB Double locking Quick Hitch
  • Economical Perkins engine as standard
  • New larger cab area, ergonomic controls and 9″ customisable colour monitor
  • Patented and innovative hydraulic system for maximum efficiency
  • Dual Circuit Auxiliaries with in cab change over and flow adjustment

JCB’s 65R has a Perkins 404D-22 engine; a quiet 2.2 litre unit delivering 35.7kW at 2600rpm and reduced operating costs in a small efficient package.

Our Below Idle feature means that engine revs are reduced even further when the operator’s armrest is raised. Fuel economy and noise levels are thus reduced. You can programme Auto Idle to activate after your 6 tonne excavator for Sale controls have been inactive for any period between 2 and 30 seconds.

These 6 tonne excavators boast load-sensing hydraulics that only consume power on demand so you save fuel for when you most need it.

Tailor performance to match any application with the 6 tonne excavators’ two separate dig modes – ECO for maximum efficiency, and heavy for maximum productivity.

We’ve patented our near zero pressure return line circuit so you won’t find it anywhere else. In short, it offers added fuel efficiency because the hydraulic pump can start work without having to overcome a very high pressure.

We’ve achieved optimal dig end geometry on these JCB small excavators by carefully matching the boom and dipper to each other. This superb balance helps you to operate with total ease in confined areas.


We’ve used a simplified H-frame construction and finite element analysis to design the ultimate heavy-duty excavator structure. This chassis ensures that the JCB 65R combines durability with confidence-inspiring stability.

Constructed using four plates, our clean and elegant dipper design offers added structural strength. The boom and dipper is a fully welded unit, and made of high tensile strength steel. Internal baffle plates guarantee a long service life.

Maximum excavator arm protection is assured during all applications because the JCB 65R midi excavator has a heavy-duty boom cylinder guard, with the option of dipper and crowd ram guards too.

Our heavy-duty kingpost with durable re-bushable pivots is built to last. We also use it to safely route all excavator hoses. Hydraulic seals are the very latest O-ring face seal (ORFS) type, reducing the risk of leaks.

The 65R mini excavator benefits from truly premium components like the Perkins engines, Nachi and Bosch-Rexroth hydraulics, and Bridgestone tracks.

High quality rubber tracks with interlocking links help these JCB minis to perform anywhere. Optional 400mm/600mm steel tracks are pre-drilled for rubber pads, and you can also choose dedicated Bridgestone GeoGrip Road Liner Pads.


JCB 65R small excavator cabs are fully ROPS and TOPS-compliant. Optional boom and cab worklight guards offer protection during hazardous applications; likewise optional boom, dozer and dipper hose burst check valves (HBCVs).

All hydraulic functions on these JCB excavators can be fully isolated with JCB’s safety lever lock, thus preventing unintended movement. With JCB’s unique 2GO system, the hydraulics can only be operated in a safe lockable position via two separate inputs.

The JCB 65R small digger offers greater visibility than our outgoing 6-tonne diggers, thanks in part to a 70/30 front screen split that provides a clear view of the front right track for easy, safe trench digging and manoeuvring.

An RTS compact excavator significantly reduces impact risk in tight workspaces. Whichever digger you choose, the cab door sits within the counterweight length when folded back, conveniently protecting itself from damage during operation.

Large track frame width and a low centre of gravity helps to ensure that stability on both of these JCB mini diggers is best-in-class.

Damage can occur on site so we’ve fitted flat side glass windows to the 65R excavator to minimise replacement costs.


The JCB 65R compact excavator has a JCB Diesel by Kohler common rail Stage IIIB/Tier 4 final-compliant engine powers these latest 6-tonne machines. By using a DOC, turbocharger and intercooler, we’ve increased power to 38.4kW at just 2200rpm, and there’s also 300Nm of torque.

With a JCB 65R mini digger, tractive effort and 5km/h tracking speeds are class leading so high dozer capabilities and fast travel times are guaranteed. Our auto kickdown motors help to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue by automatically adapting to changes in terrain.

A JCB 65R mini excavator offers superb spoil retention during truck loading courtesy of a huge 188° bucket rotation. For total versatility, you can specify your perfect dipper length, ranging from 1.65-2.0m.

2 dipper options are available for each machine; 1.65m for both models and the 1.9m for the 65R or 2m for the 67C giving increased performance and more versatility. A JCB mini excavator 2-piece boom offers close reach, high digging capacity and excellent dump reach.

Because you may want to operate many versatility-enhancing attachments, the 65R has twin auxiliary lines with both high and low hydraulic flows. These lines are proportionally operated via the electrics, with full adjustability for optimum attachment control.

In order to provide a winning balance of high performance and easy-clean low soil retention, we’ve completely overhauled our mini diggers’ dozer profile and angle. Tapered lift points are located behind the blade edge for their protection.


Graphite impregnated bronze bushes have enabled us to make greasing intervals at the dozer and dig ends of these 6-tonne JCB excavators a best-in-class 500 hours, saving you time and money.

Filling your JCB 65R compact excavator’s fuel tank from ground level is easy with our wide opening steel bonnet and external diesel indicator. JCB’s optional refuelling pump with auto stop function can reduce fuel spillage and increase safety.

The JCB 65R mini digger can boast the best SAE service rating on the market, with innovative features like a 30-degree tilting cab (requiring no special tools to operate) making life easier.

These JCB mini excavators feature colour-coded hydraulic hoses for easy identification. Dozer hoses are easy to replace because they terminate at the bulkhead.

Cleaning is straightforward inside and out on a 65R mini digger; the sealed idler tension unit and open frame undercarriage design with sloping track legs prevent material build-up, while the two-piece floor mat is easily removable.

A large inspection cover permits easy access to key components like the rotary joint, slew bearing, removable side skirts and in-fill panel. Lifting your digger is made easier by the tapered dozer lift points behind the edge of the blade.


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