Weighing 50 tonnes, the JCB JS500 is a robust machined is engineered to provide an unparalleled combination of hardness and toughness for heavy duty work.
Comes with excellent strength, productivity, efficiency, comfort, safety and ease of maintenance. A closed box-section revolving frame increases strength and reduces stress. It also makes these tracked excavators highly resistant to impact damage. We’ve used the best components too – premium industry standards in fact – like Berco running gear, Kawasaki pumps and Kayaba main control valves. Low in maintenance cost and great ease of serviceability, makes JS500 the best in class Excavator.
We use Finite Element Analysis with extensive rig and endurance testing to make these 360 excavators last longer. A JCB JS500’s reinforced boom and dipper is made of high tensile strength steel, with single piece wrapper plates and internal baffle plates for long life durability. The high-strength undercarriage of JS500 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 JS500 tracked excavators is welded to both the upper and lower undercarriage frames, and stiff, durable doors provide further strength. For ultimate reliability, we construct our tracked excavators using only the very best componentry, including ITM running gear, Kawasaki pumps and Kayaba main control valves.
Our Tier 2-compliant 6-cylinder 9.84-litre Isuzu AA-6SD engine produces a formidable 228 kW at just 2000 rpm; this means it’s very efficient. What’s more, this 360 excavator’s simple mechanical fuel injection system ensures that engine servicing is straightforward. A vast 27,500kg bucket tearout makes our JS500 tracked excavators up to XX% more productive than the closest competitors, and the special JS range quickhitch system makes attachment changing fast and easy. Simultaneous tracking and excavating is smooth and fast with intuitive multifunction operation, and four operating work modes allow operators of these 360 excavators to tailor performance to any application. Auto, Economy, Precision and Lifting modes provide very different optimised settings. 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 JS500 tracked excavator when its hydraulics is not in use.
We’ve designed JCB JS500 tracked excavators to be comfortable, ergonomic, simple and intuitive to operate. Which is good for operators of 360 excavators but even better for you; after all, great ease of use equals great productivity. JCB’s climate control option offers a precisely controlled cab temperature with fresh or recirculated air. Demist/defrost keeps a JS500 tracked excavator’s front window clear at all times in any conditions. Function switches on this tracked excavator are easy to reach and include the heater and climate control panels, while the side unit doubles as part of the immobiliser code selector. There’s also a spacious stowage tray behind the operator’s seat. The JCB Advanced Monitoring System keeps tabs on functions and inputs during different working modes. Cushioned boom and dipper ends prevent shock loadings, protect your 360 excavator, and increase operator comfort, while 6 viscous rubber mounts minimise noise and vibration. A large floor area with large high grip pedals gives safe, easy and precise tracking.
To keep everything under control, JCB JS460 tracked excavators have a balanced slew and electronic/hydraulic controlled slew braking. A 70/30 front screen split provides a clear view of the front right track, while a large laminated glass roof window gives this 360 excavator exceptional all-round visibility. JCB’s 2GO hydraulic isolation system makes operators complete two processes to activate the hydraulic circuits before starting work. This increases onsite safety by preventing accidental hydraulic activation of the tracked excavator. The JS460 comes with a full set of side and rear view mirrors to give the operator great all-round visibility. Mirrors and their mounting brackets are designed for the kind of tough applications a tracked excavator will inevitably face. JCB’s optional rear-view camera displays an uninterrupted rearward view onto an in-cab colour monitor. This option makes the already-excellent visibility on the JS460 tracked excavator truly superb. A JCB JS460’s steps and access platforms have anti slip surfaces for optimum grip, even in wet or icy conditions. Bolt-on plates have recessed bolts to reduce trip hazards.
We’ve designed JCB JS500 tracked excavators to be low maintenance and easily serviceable, making them affordable, efficient and highly productive to run. Bonnets open and close easily with gas-assisted cylinders, and the JS500 tracked excavator’s service bays are large and wide for good access. 1000-hour boom and dipper greasing intervals and a 5000-hour oil life provide maximum uptime on these 360 excavators. Grease points are centralised on JS500 tracked excavators for safe and easy access to high-level pivots. Likewise filters (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel). Because they’re mounted side by side, the JS500 tracked excavator’s engine radiator, hydraulic cooler and intercooler can be serviced individually and cleaned easily. The JCB global dealer network has trained experts to fully support all our machinery, including the JS500 tracked excavator. With our global parts network, you can get genuine JCB parts online and, in 95% of cases, on the next day.