The 4-wheel steer JCB 4CX is the largest line of backhoes we produce. The 4CX is a product of JCB’s Efficient Design philosophy, responding to rising fuel prices and environmental concerns with class-leading efficiency and low running costs.

In typical roading, loading, excavating and idle cycles, this backhoe loader, equipped with a powerful 74.2kW DIESELMAX engine, actually delivers an average fuel saving of up to 16%. And, because it’s got high ground clearance and 4 equal-sized wheels – like a wheeled loader – it can tackle terrain unlike any other backhoe.

  • World’s most efficient backhoe across typical duty cycles
  • Powerful 74.2 kW DIESELMAX engine
  • Large 1.1m3 shovel capacity
  • Integrated quickhitch with forks – best-in-class visibility and lift capacity
  • Best-in-class backhoe output – more material moved per hour
  • 3-steer modes including 4-wheel steer and crab steer


Maximum Engine Power
Shovel Capacity
Maximum Loader Capacity

Braking Performance

  • Modelled on car brakes, the JCB 4CX power brakes provide proportional braking throughout the pedal travel for superb control.
  • The power brakes utilise the existing hydraulic supply, reducing operator costs and daily service checks.
  • Other braking improvements to the JCB 4CX include a redesigned and lowered ergonomic pedal position, and full floating discs – this reduces drag, improves fuel economy and increases road speed.

Build Quality

  • Heavy duty reinforced excavator end with replaceable wear plates on the bucket and dipper to provide protection from abrasive material such as rock.
  • Steel fenders, bonnets and nose are fitted to enhance protection on the loader end against damage.
  • Purpose designed JCB drivetrain with JCB Dieselmax engine, JCB transmission, and JCB axles for optimum productivity and excellent efficiency.
  • Simple gear-pump hydraulic system for reliability and long-term durability.


  • Power brakes system provides proportional braking throughout the pedal travel for improved braking effort and control.
  • The Hydraulic Speed Control (HSC)—which combine with high torque at low engine speed—gives more tractive effort, faster cycle times, excellent pushing power and hill climbing performance.
  • In challenging conditions, the Limiting Slip Differential (LSD) axles automatically kick in to provide additional traction.


  • Getting into a JCB 4CX Eco is easy and safe – there are large grab handles, a wide door opening, and open grid design steps that prevent dirt build-up.
  • Our new unique integral shovel street pads option prevents ground damage from your 4CX and, therefore, costly repairs.
  • Power brakes allow efficient, safe stopping power with low pedal effort.
  • New rear light guards provide extra protection for your 4CX backhoe on site.
  • You can keep a close eye on your 4CX Eco with JCB’s LiveLink telematics system; this protects your business from unauthorised usage and vehicle thefts.
  • JCB tractor backhoes have always had class-leading braking performance but the 4CX takes this even further. Modelled on car brakes, our power brakes provide proportional braking throughout the pedal travel for superb control.
  • There’s a redesigned and lowered ergonomic brake pedal on the 4CX, while full floating discs reduce drag, improve fuel economy and increase road speed.