JCB upgrades its 1CX backhoe loader with a new appearance, longer loader arms, an extending dipper option, servo controls and a power management system. New styling includes 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 site dump trucks. At the rear, an extending dipper option adds up to 20 inches to the digging envelope, taking maximum dig depth to 10 feet, allowing easier load over of trucks. A new Power Management System is designed to improve performance, reduce engine lug as the machine starts to dig and increasing power when driving into a pile with the front bucket.
“With the skid-steer design, the machine can spin turn within itself, which makes it ideal for working in tight and confined areas,” says Chris Giorgianni, JCB vice president - product. “Further, the standard universal quick hitch increases machine versatility, as one can utilize a wide array of skid-steer-compatible attachments. The 8-foot back end gives the operator the full potential of a compact excavator.”
Optional Servo controls for the backhoe provide the operator with greater control, less effort, and no need to lean forward when working the rear excavator. The new system also eliminates the control lever post, creating more space for the operator. Customers can choose between either SAE or ISO control pattern by using the optional changeover switch.
Verified by Chris Giorgianni, JCB vice president - product.
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Engine power: 50 hp
Operating weight: 6,283 to 6,500 pounds depending on cab/canopy
Loader breakout force: 5,193 foot-pounds