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JCB 56Z-2 Mini Digger


JCB 56Z-2 Mini Digger


The tough to beat 5 tonne machine. Our new 56Z-2 Stage V compact excavator is more comfortable, easy to use and tough, with a low cost of ownership. It has no AdBlue or EGR system, has zero tailswing for easy and safe manoeuvrability, especially in confined spaces and 100% steel bodywork.


The new Stage V Perkins 36kw engine provides up to 5% fuel savings with zero compromise to machine performance and no AdBlue needed.

  • Tilt-rotate ready for versatility on site
  • Nachi Slew motor for superior torque and control
  • Bosch Rexroth pump and main control valve
  • Heavy duty, fully-bushed kingpost, offset for great visibility

Why choose a JCB Mini Digger?

Our new 56Z-2 has safety and serviceability features that protect machinery, operators and bystanders alike, as well as minimising downtime.

  • Machine health-check on first key-on of the day helps the operator monitor machine status.
  • 5 year JCB LiveLink contract as standard to control and monitor your fleet at the touch of a button
  • Unique JCB 2GO hydraulic activation system
  • NEW lift overload warning system visible on the new 7″ screen
  • Super-bright LED lights with new follow-me-home feature as standard.

Features of the JCB 56Z-2 Mini Excavator

Our new 56Z-2 machine has easy access to key machine information, easy operation with twin-locking hydraulic quickhitch and tool select making attachment changeover easy and safe.

  • New 7″ colour display screen, as seen in our big X-series excavators.
  • Programmable auxiliary for up to 10 attachments.
  • Rotary dial screen navigation and ergonomic switch layout.
  • Automatic auxiliary venting.

Designed for work on site, the JCB compact excavators

Our new 56Z-2 cabs are spacious, great places to work, with plenty of floor space, new tracking pedals and improved noise and vibration levels.

  • NEW hands-free Bluetooth radio, auxiliary socket and 12V charger.
  • Redesigned tracking pedals, with auxiliary and boom swing control on the joysticks leaves a clear, flat floor with plenty of leg room
  • High back suspension seat, with optional heated air suspension seat.

JCB 56Z-2 Mini Digger Specs

Our new JCB 56Z-2 has been designed to keep running costs as low as possible and give you more than just great performance and long service life.

  • Long greasing intervals of 500 hours for less downtime with our graphite impregnated bronze bushes.
  • Programmable auto-idle, auto engine-stop, and four different engine modes further reduce fuel consumption.
  • Quick turnaround with easy-to-clean H-frame undercarriage, easy-access daily checks, and automatic on-screen health check.
  • Increase uptime and reduce admin with 5 years’ JCB LiveLink subscription as standard.


make JCB
Model 56Z-2
Capacity5542kg Operating Weight