If you’re looking for a small, manoeuvrable wheeled loader, then look no further than the compact 2-tonne JCB 403. It’s the first JCB to compete in the under-50hp compact loading shovels sector. As you’d expect from a JCB machine, it raises the bar.

Perfect for accessing farm buildings and other restricted sites, hydrostatic transmission makes the 403 loading shovel easy for anyone to operate.

In the engine bay is a lively 37hp (28 kW) 1.7 litre Kohler engine boasting 106 Nm of torque. Individual wheel motors give excellent ground clearance and eliminate vulnerable propshafts.

Reliability, durability and low maintenance also combine to make the 403 wheel loader an excellent all-round investment.

  • Superb manoeuvrability
  • 2180mm dump height
  • Highly versatile
  • Individual wheel motors for great ground clearance
  • 0.3 m³ bucket capacity


Operating Weight
2,558 kg
Shovel Capacity
Max. Engine Power


Agricultural users will find the JCB 403 compact wheel loader’s ability to fit into the eaves of poultry sheds and other restricted spaces invaluable.

Rental and construction users, meanwhile, will appreciate the 403 compact wheeled loading shovel’s manoeuvrability and integral strength in the rigours of the toughest environments.

Even landscaping and grounds care applications are tackled by the 403 with ease.

Add to all this a large selection of attachments and you have a truly versatile compact wheel loader you can really count on.


The JCB 403 compact wheel loader is manoeuvrable and features a quick 15kph (9.3mph) maximum speed. The 0.3 cubic metre shovel and 2180mm (7ft 2in) dump height will have loads shifted in no time, and the 403 is able to nip in and out of restricted spaces.

Ideal for agriculture, landscaping, merchant and garden centre applications, it’s also incredibly easy to use. Thanks to the hydrostatic drive, anyone can get to grips with this compact front loader in a matter of minutes.


With individual hydraulic motors on each wheel, there are no drive shafts on the 403 compact wheel loader, so it gives you excellent ground clearance and protection against snagging baling twine, metal banding or straw.

Plus the 403 compact loading shovel is reliable, durable, economical to run and requires very little maintenance. That means resale is good.