Based on the design of the 407, the JCB 409 offers increased power and payload for increased productivity.

Its compact dimensions and low height over cab combined with a pivot-steer design and articulated chassis, provides incredible maneuverability and a tight turning radius. That makes the JCB 409 compact wheel loader indispensable for working in restricted spaces and buildings.

  • Pivot steer for excellent maneuverability 12 mph (20 kph) road speed 25 mph (40 kph optional) Turbocharged engine Easy ground level service access 500 hour engine service intervals

Most Popular Configuration

409 wheel loader
  • 405/70 R20 Dunlop SPT9 tires
  • Full cab with heater and A/C
  • Tool carrier parallel lift loader arm geometry
  • LSD front and rear axles
  • 3-spool servo hydraulics
  • Skid steer hitch with auxiliary hydraulics
  • Front and rear work lights
  • In-cab speakers and roof liner
  • Tilt and slide steering column
  • Grid heater
  • Block heater
  • Bucket level indicator
  • Mechanical park brake


Operating Weight
12,830 lb

5,820 kg

Standard Bucket Capacity
1.3 yd3

1.0 m3

Maximum Engine Power
74 hp

55 kW


• The JCB 409 wheel loader has a comfortable and spacious cab with noise levels lower than our outgoing model. The operating position is designed for optimum all-around visibility, unhindered by components like silencers. 

• Our tilting telescopic steering column is easy to adjust, and all instruments needed to operate this wheel loader are within easy reach of the seat, so there’s no need to hunt around for information while working. 

• With a fully opening right-hand window as standard, JCB 409 operators can enjoy increased ventilation while still being protected from dust. 

• This compact wheel loader is equipped with a new ergonomically designed joystick control system for comfortable and intuitive operation. 

• A variable adjustable flow control makes it easy to adjust auxiliary flow on the move. Because flow rate can be monitored on the display, operators can always find the right setting, which leads to improved economy. 


• JCB and Kohler have produced the ultimate compact wheel loader engine for the 409. It’s Stage Tier 4 compliant using only a DOC, while low-rev power and torque means good fuel economy. Dimensions are compact for small turning circles. 

• A variable speed engine crank-driven cooling fan maintains optimum fan speed for all requirements without using any excess engine power.
• Power is transferred to the ground efficiently through an innovative chassis, with perfect harmony between all components.
• We offer several axle options on the JCB 409 including open diffs for hard ground and limited slip diffs for soft muddy terrain.
• Our 100% switchable front axle diff lock option provides ultimate traction on mud and creates no shear forces, so won’t damage the ground when it’s not in use. It can also be engaged on the move and under load.
• Hydrostatic drive makes the 409 wheel loader very easy to operate even for the inexperienced. That means there’s less risk of overpowering the machine at a cost to fuel economy.


• We’ve used only the very finest engine, driveline and axle components on the 409 wheel loader, from suppliers like DANA and Bosch.

• This wheel loader benefits from a strong chassis and the best possible weight distribution; this allows for optimal absorption of external forces. 

• We understand how tough materials handling can be, so we use a heavy-duty center joint which articulates through ±40°. Precision machining provides high tolerances and accurate location of pins and bushings on these wheel loaders. 

• Rear lights are recessed within the solid counterweight casting for impact protection and hydraulic hoses are neatly routed, properly clamped, and positioned away from potential pinch points. 

• We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, finite element analysis and extensive rig testing to achieve the very highest levels of quality. Cold cell testing guarantees starting performance at temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C). 


• The JCB 409 wheel loader is equipped with a new immobilizer option, which can help prevent theft from your fleet. 

• Access steps are inclined, equally spaced and complemented by well positioned handles so that operators have three points of contact whenever they’re entering or exiting the JCB 409’s cab. 

• With no exhaust after treatment, our JCB Diesel by Kohler engines are extremely compact for uncompromised visibility. The sloping rear hood provides an unimpeded view, with the exhaust silencer and air intake filter both packaged out of sight. 

• We’ve fitted an in-cab electronic 2-stage quickhitch isolation system to prevent uncontrolled release of attachments on the 409 wheel loader. 


• Most T4F engines use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The new Kohler engine designed by JCB doesn't, thus reducing service and run costs. 

• Operators and managers of the JCB 409 wheel loader can access vital information like machine run times and error alerts at the touch of a button on the in-cab display and via JCB’s LiveLink telematics system. 

• The JCB 409 has a cyclonic pre-filter which maximizes air filtration and extends filter element service intervals significantly. 

• A large, single piece hood provides quick and convenient access to all daily check points, as well as the engine bay and cooling pack of your wheel loader. 

• Your local JCB dealer will be able to supply all parts for your 409 wheel loader, including JCB Diesel by Kohler engine components. This model also shares parts with other JCB machinery, making everything readily available. 

• A stylish, modern central dash display combines analogue dials and a color LCD screen – this can display machine health details, service requirements, operating information and more.