JCB’s 220X 20-ton tracked excavator, now available in North America, includes features such as central main boom mounting, for increased durability and greater digging accuracy; 15% larger cab with integral roll-over protective structure; an all-new command pod featuring ergonomically-designed switches and controls; and reduced servicing with 250-hour greasing intervals on the boom and dipper and simplified 10-checkpoint, 500-hour service requirements.
The JCB 220X uses the JCB EcoMAX Tier 4 Final engine,with an output 173 hp.
The upper structure of the JCB 220X is 8 feet 10 inches wide — 8 inches broader than previous models — allowing the main boom to be mounted in the center of the machine. In addition to reducing stress on the slew bearing, this design facilitates greater accuracy when trenching and enables the use of larger buckets without impacting the tracks, according to JCB.
The upper structure features a pronounced, all-around impact guard, providing protection for the service access doors. Similarly, the new recessed counterweight protects the rear end from impact damage. If a contact does occur, the bolt-on handrails and mirrors are easily replaced if necessary.
The cab is a completely new design with a low interior noise rating of 68dB(A). An all-new command pod on the operator’s right-hand side side houses ergonomically-designed switches and controls.
Service intervals on the 220X are extended for reduced downtime. By using graphite-impregnated bronze bushes, the greasing intervals on the boom and dipper are extend to 250 hours. For scheduled 500-hour services, the JCB 220X requires just 10 checks, including high-grade engine oil and fuel filters. Additionally, the service intervals for the engine air filter and main hydraulic filter are extended to 2,000 hours.