The JCB 8029 CTS compact excavator is our first-ever conventional tailswing machine in the current 2.5-3.5 ton class. With a transport weight of 2.7 tons, itís one of the largest excavators you can tow behind a 3.5 ton vehicle. Itís similar in many ways to our 8025, but itís been uprated in key areas. This JCB compact excavator power is provided by the new Perkins 400 series Tier IIIa, a transverse 32.7hp/24.3kW motor that delivers 96kN of torque at 1800 RPM. A tailswing of 470mm more than the 8025 ZTS, combined with a very low center of gravity, provides a 19% greater lift capacity than the market leader. At the 8029 CTS compact excavatorís dig end, our box-fabricated boom and dipper is capable of 2.74m dig depth, 4.77m reach and 3.22m dump height. Excellent bucket rotation and class-leading tear-out forces mean great productivity. Versatility-wise, you can easily attach hammers, compactor plates and more. A brand new undercarriage, meanwhile, uses 3 bottom rollers, 1 top roller, plus heavy duty track idler guides and grease tensioners. All of which is just the beginning of the JCB 8029 CTS compact excavatorís benefits.