The new 4-wheel steer JCB 5CX provides ultimate performance. A culmination of our 60-plus years as market leader, it’s equipped with a host of productivity, comfort, safety and efficiency innovations.

Like its 88kW DIESELMAX engine, the most powerful we’ve ever fitted to a backhoe loader, which is tempered by a driveline that comprises a 6-speed autobox and limited slip differentials. The 5CX also has high ground clearance and 4 equal-sized wheels to take any terrain in its stride, not to mention unbeatable digging performance, robust construction and great operator comfort.
  • World’s most versatile waste handling machine
  • Powerful 81 kW JCB EcoMAX engine
  • Our unique four stabiliser legs provide extra height for improved visibility into the waste containers, baler or shredder
  • 3-steer modes including 4-wheel steer and crab steer
  • JCB Jaw Bucket or Selector Grab can improve compaction efficiency by up to 3 or 4 times.
  • The new individual skip hook attachment allows improved movement of containers around site.


Maximum Dig Depth
Maximum Loader Capacity
Maximum Engine Power


A new high output variable flow pump reduces the JCB 5CX’s cycle times, saves fuel and, on manual backhoes, lighter lever effort makes control easier.

Our new improved Powerslide features a larger hydraulic ram, which produces more power to quickly and effortlessly reposition the backhoe loader’s excavator.

There’s more tractive effort at the 5CX’s pile than ever, thanks to new variable flow pump power management.

The 5CX’s 4-ram self-levelling loader automatically adjusts the shovel on both the raise and lower cycle without any need for manual adjustment. It also provides unhindered front shovel visibility, especially when loading at height.

The optional combined hammer and bi-directional circuit provides optimised low-flow and high-flow hydraulic power with low back pressure for great attachment versatility.

JCB’s new hydraulic quickhitch makes attachment changing on the 5CX quick, safe and compliant with current and future legislation.

At the loading end of the JCB 5CX, our return to dig feature automatically resets the shovel into the loading position, and selectable transmission disconnect diverts maximum hydraulic power from the engine to the loader arms.


The 5CX’s 88kW (118hp) DIESELMAX engine is the most powerful unit ever fitted to a JCB backhoe loader. That means ultimate loading performance, productivity and roading efficiency.

JCB 5CX engines are tried and tested; we’ve built 200,000 DIESELMAX engines since 2004, and fitted them to a variety of machines across different applications and environments.

Limited slip differentials increase traction and make power delivery more efficient (reducing tyre wear), while the low ratio 1st and 2nd gears provide superb pushing power.

The JCB 5CX has 3 modes of 4-wheel steering and a huge 1.3m3 shovel capacity (with a 6590kgf shovel breakout) for exceptional on-site productivity.

4 equal-sized wheels and a high ground clearance make for superb performance on uneven ground.

JCB’s unique TorqueLock system is standard-fit on the 5CX. Combined with our 6-speed Autoshift transmission, it can help save up to 25% on fuel and 10% on road travel time.

Our 6-speed transmission automatically shifts from 4th to 6th gears, and there’s also a floor mounted kickdown switch for great power when loading with the 5CX.

For more comfort and less material spillage, the 5CX’s Smoothride System (SRS) minimises bounce during travel.


Getting into a JCB 5CX is easy and safe – there are large grab handles, a wide door opening, and open grid design steps that prevent dirt build-up.

Our new unique integral shovel street pads option prevents ground damage from your 5CX and, therefore, costly repairs.

New rear light guards provide extra protection for your 5CX backhoe on site.

You can keep a close eye on your 5CX with JCB’s LiveLink telematics system; this protects your business from unauthorised usage and vehicle thefts.

JCB tractor backhoes have always had class-leading braking performance but the 5CX goes further. Modelled on car brakes, our power brakes provide efficient, predictable and controlled stopping power with low pedal effort and proportional braking throughout the pedal travel.

There’s a redesigned and lowered ergonomic brake pedal on the 5CX, while full floating discs reduce drag, improve fuel economy and increase road speed.