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Britains biggest equipment maker and one of Europes largest, JCB will have more than a dozen new or enhanced models available for its now famous dancing digger choreographed displays on its outside area stand.

Among the new is a tracked excavator, a Robot skid steer loader and wheeled loaders. Enhanced mini excavators in the main range will be joined by three new models.

The new excavator is the JS180LC, an 18.5t model said to have a large stable undercarriage and compact upper structure and offering breakout and lift capacity of 5.2t at 6m at the front and 3.3t over the side. Two more tracked excavators will show for the first time in Europe, the 7t JS 70 and the big 33t JS330 aimed at mining and heavy civils work.

The firms special products division will have a new Robot skid steer, the 1105, seventh in the range and like the other machines with a single arm configuration. Other machines are given an 11% increase in torque and alternative manual control operation.

The mini excavator range is stylishly remodelled says the firm and features increases in performance in the 8015, 8014 and 8016 models. Additionally there will be a new 802.5 with a 25% increased power engine. Updated 803 and 805s will also be there.

The firms range of hydrostatically driven articulated loading shovels will be increased with a 411BZX with 1.2m3 bucket on a Z system linkage. It is for bulk handling. A 2.6m3 capacity model the 446B also will use Z bar and is powered by a 170HP (125kW) Cummins engine. All the wheeled loaders have reduced noise and emissions for European standards.

Finally in the Loadall range of telescopic handlers there will be a 540- 70 model with a 4t capacity and lifting to 7m.

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