JCB Unveils New 1CX Backhoe Loader

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

Modern Styling More Than Skin Deep

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 inches longer to provide easier loading of jobsite dump trucks.

At the rear, an extending dipper option adds up to 20 inches to the digging envelope, taking its maximum dig depth to 10 foot. This allows easier truck loading, with the backhoe able to reach the center of the truck.

A new Power Management System (PMS) improves performance, reducing engine lug as the machine starts to dig and increasing power when driving into a pile to load the front bucket.

Improved Cab Increases 1CX Appeal

Optional Servo controls for the backhoe provide the operator with greater control and less effort. Not only is the system more productive, it removes the control lever post, creating more operator space, especially in the foot area. Customers can choose between either SAE or ISO control pattern by using the optional changeover switch.

Inside the cab the 1CX gets an improved seat, offering 2 inches of additional legroom, 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.


Engine power 50hp (37kW)
Operating weight 6,283 lbs to 6,500 lbs depending on cab/canopy. Extending dipper and longer loader arm adds an additional 340 lbs
Maximum load height (front) 8’ 4”
Maximum dig depth (rear with optional extending dipper) 10’ 
Maximum loader lift capacity 1,323 lb
Loader breakout force 5,193 lb
Backhoe dipper breakout force 3,485 lb
Backhoe bucket breakout force 5,148 lb


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