Product of the Day: JCB Unveils New 1CX Backhoe Loader

JCB has comprehensively upgraded its 1CX product — the smallest member of its world-leading backhoe loader family — with a new appearance, longer loader arms, an extending dipper option, servo controls and a power management system.

The 1CX has been updated with the latest JCB corporate styling, including a revised cab roof trim, improved working lights and sturdy electrical switchgear. The new optional loader arms are 4 in. longer to provide easier loading of site dump trucks. At the rear, an extending dipper option adds up to 20 in. to the digging envelope, taking maximum dig depth to 10 ft. This allows easier load over of trucks, with the backhoe easily able to reach the center of the dump truck.

A new Power Management System (PMS) improves performance, reducing engine lug down as the machine starts to dig and increasing power when driving into a pile with the front bucket. Optional Servo controls for the backhoe provide the operator with greater control and less effort, and no need to lean forward when working the rear excavator. Not only is the system more productive, it removes the control lever post, creating more space for the operator, particularly around the feet. Customers can choose between either SAE or ISO control pattern by using the optional changeover switch, to suit the individual operator and ensure rapid driver acceptance.

Inside the cab the 1CX gets an improved seat, offering 2 in. of additional leg room, making it easier for the operator to get comfortable and to spin the seat for backhoe operation. Auxiliary functions can now be controlled by optional proportional switches in the servo levers, rather than by the foot pedal, offering more precise control and less fatigue for the operator. The cab also benefits from new laser etched image switches as used on the larger 3CX and 4CX models, making it much clearer for the operator.

The new JCB 1CX mini backhoe is like a Swiss Army knife, able to take a multitude of attachments.

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