Operating Weight 5112 kg
Maximum Dump Height 4.088 m
Working Performance 3.652 m


The new JCB 51R-1 mini digger has an even more spacious cab than before, with storage galore, a phone tray, stowage net and a cup holder. The whole area is accessed easily and safely via a large door.

Our new deluxe fully adjustable suspension seating provides great comfort for excavator operators; our heated air suspension option, meanwhile, has independent adjustable positions for the ultimate in ergonomics.

There’s a radio, 12V phone charger and powerful heater with window de-mister. A high performing air conditioning system* with 8 vents completes the picture.

JCB mini excavators boast an innovative new rotary controller and easy touch switches have been specially designed for easy operation. With ergonomic electro-hydraulic dozer control as standard, operators can achieve smooth and precise grading control.

You can alternate quickly between single and double-acting auxiliary flow thanks to a convenient switch in the cab.

For increased safety, there is a Thatcham approved immobiliser**, eliminating the possibility of an unauthorised start. Having the software system Livelink and Datatag** on the minis, will allow you to set a geofence and machine working restrictions.

A key benefit of the Livelink and immobiliser combination is the remote pin code management system, which allows you to remotely authorise or deny the usage of the machine. Up to 14 individual pin codes can be programmed into the system, offering the option to customise operator preferences by embedding a separate auxiliary mode in each code.

You can easily adjust and programme flow settings for specific attachments, with a built in memory to store your settings so that they can be easily retrieved between jobs. Information such as service and machine diagnostics help the operator to keep on top of the status of the machine. Alerts and service interval countdowns will keep you up to date, and always one step ahead of the possibility of downtime.

Live readings of fuel consumption give the operator an idea as to how the machine is performing at any stage of application.

*Air conditioning optional.

** Region specific