Posted September 21, 2021

Tier 4 Final reduced-swing excavator

JCB adds the 245XR excavator, its first reduced-swing model in its growing X-Series crawler excavator line-up.

It is the latest JCB innovation in the 22 to 26 ton reduced-swing market, with exceptional levels of operator comfort, stability, productivity, efficiency, and serviceability, sources report.

JCB 245XR excavator

The JCB 245XR features:

  • full size, three-foot wide cab – the largest in the sector, delivering increased operator comfort
  • highly efficient Tier 4 Final JCB Ecomax engine, matching performance with efficiency
  • easy access to all service and maintenance points, for increased productivity
  • exceptional stability for maximum lifting capacity
  • quality hydraulic components delivering smooth, precise operation

Compact dimensions
At just 5 feet 8 inches, the 245XR has a tail swing 40 percent shorter than the conventional 220X, but with many of the same features, providing a highly effective excavator for use in road construction and maintenance, utility work, urban settings and other confined worksites.

The 245XR is equipped with 9 feet 10 inch dipper arm for increased breakout or maximum reach. With the monoboom, it offers a maximum digging reach of 32 feet1 inch, with a maximum digging depth of 21 feet 9 inches.  Additionally, with a choice of 24-, 28- or 31-inch heavy-duty track pads, the 245XR offers exceptional stability for digging across track and for lifting heavy loads. An optional dozer blade is offered, for maximum versatility.

Exceptional comfort
Like all JCB X-Series machines, the 245XR features a three-foot wide cab, offering 15 percent more cab space than the cab on the previous JS generation. This is the largest – and among the most quiet - cab in its class, sources report. It features a range of seating options and exceptional standard features such as an adjustable air suspended seat with mechanical lumbar support. A deluxe seat with heating and cooling plus electric lumbar is available as an option.

For ease of control, updated CommandPlus switch packs sit to the right of the seat with a large 7-inch multi-function display. The X-Series cab also features 11 fully adjustable air vents, with multiple airflow modes for operator preference. There is plenty of storage around the cab, with a large space behind the operator’s seat, while the rubber floor and storage area mats can be removed for easy cleaning. Climate control, a factory-fit Bluetooth radio, window blinds, refuelling pump and a tool kit are standard while specific climate-control features to meet the demands of individual regions are available.

Powerful efficiency
The 245XR is powered by a powerful Tier 4 Final-compliant JCB Ecomax 448 diesel engine delivering 173 horsepower.  For outstanding efficiency, the engine is engineered for Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) requirement and is equipped with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).

The hydraulic system uses latest-generation Kawasaki pumps and a Kayaba main control valve for precise control. The hydraulic hose diameter has been increased to deliver improved flow with less resistance, boosting performance and efficiency.

Although the machine is equipped with compact rear bodywork, the 245XR features large service doors, providing easy access for routine maintenance. Wide, well-spaced steps and grab rails provide upper structure access for increased safety. For simpler servicing and reduced downtime, air and hydraulic filter life can reach 2,000 hours, while engine oil changes are extended 500-hour intervals.

JCB’s 245XR combines minimum swing with maximum space, delivering compact operating dimensions with no compromise in performance or productivity. With best-in-class cab space and comfort, impressive stability and productivity, a highly efficient driveline and excellent serviceability, the 245XR sets a new standard in the reduced swing 22- to 26-ton excavator sector.