Military Backhoe Loader

JCB has produced over 400,000 backhoe loaders since the 1940s and, as the world’s number one manufacturer of these machines; we’ve combined our backhoe knowledge with our military technology expertise to produce this exclusive military backhoe.

Innovative designs and technology improve efficiency, productivity and comfort to deliver new, advanced standards in backhoe performance.

There’s a high torque JCB turbocharged diesel engine (able to operate on JP8), a 25 mph automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter, smart hydraulics, proportional power brakes and our patented Smooth Ride System (SRS) for comfort and load retention.

  • Automatic transmission
  • Lock-up torque converter
  • 40 kph top speed
  • Smoothride suspension system
  • Huge options list to tailor to specific applications


The JCB Military Backhoe is designed for productivity, boasting high levels of operator comfort, ergonomics and durability, as well as a wide range of optional extras to tailor its performance to meet specific requirements.

We use field-proven components and technologies to manufacture the JCB Military Backhoe, resulting in strong, reliable performance and minimum downtime.

The cab is fully air-conditioned, comfortable and ergonomically designed, with 24-volt systems and seat-mounted excavator controls. The Military Backhoe can be waterproofed up to a 5ft/1.5m wading depth, can have winterization/cold start to -40°, is available in a variety of specialty paint finishes and can be equipped with Underslung Airportability for a Chinook. Convoy and blackout lighting is available, with lifting points, tie-down points and reduced height cabs for ease of transport.

Extra options

Electrical and climatic protection for specific environments

Additional storage options for specialty equipment (Rifles etc.)

Non-standard tire inflation systems

Additional guards