JCB backhoe loaders have a high loading capacity, combined with high tearout forces and a variety of loader attachments including sweepers and pallet forks. This makes for a versatile military machine.
JCB can offer either a power-assisted sideshift or centremount on both a 3CX and 4CX. All models are easily transportable by air; externally they can be underslung from a CH47 Chinook or internally, carried inside a C17 aircraft without preparation. The 1CX can also be transported internally in a C130.
Militarisation options for these machines include winterisation and waterproofing packages which allow a machine to start in temperatures down to -40°C . The 3CX and 4CX can wade through up to 1.5m of water. Other optional extras include weapons/bergen storage, 24V electrical systems, inter-vehicle jump start socket and a front mounted winch. JCB can provide backhoe loaders that are ready to be fitted with ballistic and blast protection.
- Automatic transmission
- Lock-up torque converter
- 40 kph top speed
- Smoothride suspension system
- Huge options list to tailor to specific applications