403 Agri Wheel Loader

The new JCB 403 may have the same name as its predecessor but it’s a radically different wheel loader. Benefiting from over 45 years’ expertise, this new model brings a raft of premium features from our larger models to a more compact size of loading shovel.

Expect top quality componentry like ZF axles, Bosch Rexroth hydraulic pump and a Kubota engine, all in a compact and agile tool carrier. The new 403 wheel loader is also built incredibly tough to withstand harsh applications, and boasts a comfortable, ergonomic operator area.


  • Easy to drive, up-time is maximised
  • Premium component from Kubota, ZF and Bosch Rexroth
  • Compact dimensions and great agility
  • Two-speed hydro-static transmission and innovative inching system
  • Big wheel loader quality in a small package


Operating Weight
Standard Bucket Capacity
0.4 m3
Maximum Engine Power
36 hp


The new JCB 403 wheel loader benefits from a comfortable and spacious cab. The operating position is designed for optimum all-round visibility, unhindered by things like exhausts and air filters.

Our tilting telescopic steering column is easy to adjust for an ergonomic driving position. Switching between high and low travel speeds takes just the flick of a button located on the joystick.

The 403 compact loading shovel comes equipped as standard with a new, ergonomically designed joystick control system for comfortable and intuitive operation. This means you can control all arm/auxiliary movements with your hand in one place.

You can manoeuver quickly and easily with directional shuttle changes via the joystick mounted shuttle switch (FNR).

Measuring under 2.2m in height and 1.1m in width, this compact new loader can access the very smallest operating environments like poultry sheds and outbuildings. Not least when you consider its compact wheelbase and 40° steering articulation angle.

It’s easy to lock or detent hydraulic flow to the front using the auxiliary control lever. This provides a constant flow of up to 40.5 l/min for attachments like sweepers and feeder buckets.


Our large single piece bonnet ensures quick and convenient access to the 403 wheel loader’s engine bay and cooling pack areas of your wheel loader. All daily check points are easily accessed under the bonnet.

The dash keeps your operators well informed via a fuel gauge, analogue coolant temperature dial, LCD hours display, high gear display, and all the usual warning lights.

It’s easy to access and fill the diesel tank from ground level. There’s also an integral pre-filter in the filler neck as well, protecting your loading shovel from dirty fuel.

We’ve fitted an in-cab electronic 2-stage quickhitch isolation system to prevent unintended release of attachments. A ROPS and FOPS approved cab and canopy are available as options.

Access steps are inclined and complemented by well positioned handles so that operators have three points of contact whenever they’re entering or exiting the cab.

A battery cut-off switch protects your JCB 403 loader’s power supply from damage or theft.


We’ve hand-picked the very best core components for the JCB 403 wheel loader, including a Kubota engine, ZF axles and Bosch Rexroth hydraulics pump. It’s all designed to work in perfect harmony, ensuring economical, reliable and productive performance.

Heavy-duty axle feet absorb the immense stresses generated during continuous heavy material rehandling. Our high-strength centre joint can withstand both vertical and horizontal loadings for maximum durability and rigidity.

Loader arms are one of the hardest working components on any wheel loader, bearing the brunt of daily tasks and distributing. The 403’s patented arms are designed to distribute forces evenly into the front chassis, boosting strength, durability and longevity.

A solid cast rear counterweight helps prevent impact damage. Protection plates underneath your 403 will shield the engine and driveline from impact damage.

Hydraulic hoses are neatly routed and clamped along the loader arms well away from any potential pinch points to guard against damage.

This loading shovel has benefited from a stringent testing programme that includes high stress loading of the chassis, loader arms and other key components. We’ve also subjected the transmission to thousands of typical working cycles.



Our two-speed hydrostatic transmission makes it easy for your wheel loader operators to achieve precise machine movements even in cramped spaces. The oscillating centre joint allows all four wheels to maintain maximum tractive effort at all times.

The driveline works in parallel with the braking system via an inching system on the footbrake. This offers superb multi-functioning and increased power during loading and rehandling.

Choose the 100% differential lock in both front and rear axles and your JCB 403 loading shovel will provide ultimate traction and performance in soft, muddy ground.

You can choose your perfect loader arm for ultimate productivity. The standard arm is ideal for general purpose work and high breakout/lift performance. Select the extended high lift arms for stacking and loading at height. Either way you’ll get true parallel lift.

Two powerful lifting cylinders help the JCB 403 complete those day-to-day lifting tasks with ease. This setup is aided by a perfectly balanced counterweight that provides maximum stability.

There’s a range of quickhitches available for your wheel loader, each one equipped with hydraulic pin locking as standard. This means that you can change attachments easily and safely from the comfort of the operator’s seat.



Operating Weight
Standard Bucket Capacity
0.4 m3
Maximum Engine Power
36 hp