Quick Specs

Lift Path
Vertical
Net Engine Power
74 hp

55 kW

Operating Capacity
2,800lbs 1,270kg
Operating Weight
8,368lbs 3,796kg

It’s Just Common Sense.

The large platform JCB 280 (2,800lb (1,271kg)) rated operating capacity) vertical lift skid steer loader incorporates JCB's unique PowerBoom design and exclusive side door entry.  Designed for comfort, safety, economy, productivity and durability in Savannah, GA, the 280’s 74hp (55kW) JCB EcoMax engine is durable and highly efficient.

The 280 has on average 60% better visibility and a 33% larger cab than competitive model skid steer loaders, plus a host of other benefits like ergonomic controls, an extremely tough PowerBoom and a low total cost of ownership.

Our large platform skid steer loaders are 21% more productive in performance tests against competitive models*.

* – Based on faster speed of getting in/out and faster startup times.

Features

  • JCB's single-boom design with side-entry for industry-leading safety
  • 60 percent better visibility, up to 46 percent larger cab than the competition
  • Vertical lift configuration
  • Clear and intuitive loader controls and cab layout
  • Durable construction for reduced downtime, with tilting cab for easy servicing
PRODUCTIVITY

There’s not a more productive skid steer loader than the JCB 280. The figures speak for themselves. It has a 16% lower total cost of ownership than its nearest competitor, a better SAE service rating, an annual fuel savings of over 3975 liters* and a heavy-duty crowd ram that’s nearly 3 times the size of its nearest competitive model.

There’s a standard mechanical quickhitch and auxiliary couplers on the PowerBoom too. In short, it’s as productive as a skid steer loader gets.

* – based on 50 weeks per year and 35 hours per week.

OPERATOR COMFORT

Keeping your operators fresh, focused and productive is paramount, which is why we’ve designed our 280 model skid steer loader with a 33% larger cab than its nearest competitive model. Our standard seat has mechanical suspension, a 12V charger, easily readable control panels and an electronic hand throttle.

Servo-assisted controls make handling smooth and intuitive; all-in-all, we like to think the JCB 280 skid steer loader is a favorite for comfort among operators.

SERVICEABILITY

We’ve designed our range of skid steer loaders to be easily serviced, ensuring minimum downtime.  Our engines are mounted longitudinally for easy access to the drive belt and associated components. There are also 30% fewer grease points than the average vertical lift twin arm skid steer.

We’ve installed front and rear chassis clean out plates, with a fluid drain point in the rear one, as well as durable O-ring face seals on all hydraulic fittings. There’s excellent service access through the rear service door and a gas strut-assisted tilting radiator.

Our large platform skid steer loaders are on average 24% more serviceable than competitive models, based on SAE Service Audit Scores. And there’s more too.