JCB invented the backhoe loader in 1953. Since then, we’ve remained the market leader, selling around half of all the world’s backhoe loaders thanks to our pioneering features and innovative design. The 2DX continues this great tradition, delivering tremendous simplicity, durability, performance and efficiency.

A JCB 2DX backhoe is a compact machine that combines a low centre of gravity with good ground clearance for versatile performance. A 49.5hp engine is perfectly suited to this size of backhoe loader, providing plenty of power with excellent fuel economy.

  • Entry-level machine that’s designed for durability and low maintenance
  • Efficient and powerful diesel engine
  • Compact size for working smaller sites
  • Excellent visibility for operators
  • The purpose designed heavy duty machine


Maximum Engine Power
Maximum Dig Depth
Shovel Capacity


The JCB 2DX is an entry-level backhoe loader that boasts ultimate efficiency courtesy of its frugal low-horsepower engine.

The water-cooled KOEL 49.5hp diesel engine on the 2DX backhoe loader combines excellent performance with optimised efficiency for this size of machine.

So that you can get the very most from your JCB 2DX, it’s designed with long service intervals (400hrs).

Unlike on most tractor policies, JCB Insurance covers every part of a backhoe loader like the 2DX.

You can trust a JCB backhoe loader – the 2DX is covered by a standard 1 year / 2000hr warranty.

We’ve fitted a water separator to the JCB 2DX backhoe. This increases fuel pump life and provides even greater reliability.


To achieve the very highest levels of build quality, reliability and finish, we manufacture the 2DX backhoe using DEA, strain gauging, advanced in-house manufacturing processes, robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques.


The 2DX backhoe loader is robust and heavy-duty, made from high quality steel; JCB’s precision machining also provides high tolerances and accurate location of pins and bushes. Our durable loader arm design, meanwhile, has high breakout forces and lift capacity.


The hydraulics on a JCB 2DX backhoe are designed to cope with the rigours of hard work: hydraulic cylinders have friction welded ends, while hoses are tested to work from -40°C to 100°C, making them ideal for any environment.


The 2DX backhoe loader’s raised front and rear lights reduce the risk of damage and improve visibility.


To make sure that boom and dipper hoses are well protected, we enclose them within the rear structures of the machine; this is particularly useful when trenching.


The canopy material on our 2DX backhoe loader is tough and durable to resist damage.