JCB's 1CXT compact backhoe loader has a 60% smaller footprint than a full-size backhoe loader. - Photo courtesy of JCB

JCB's 1CXT compact backhoe loader has a 60% smaller footprint than a full-size backhoe loader.

Photo courtesy of JCB

JCB’s 1CXT backhoe loader, the company’s smallest backhoe model, is now available to customers in the United States and Canada. The JCB 1CXT delivers the material handling and excavating capability of a backhoe loader with the maneuverability and transportability of a compact track loader.

At less than 6 feet wide and 12 feet long, the 1CXT has a 60% smaller footprint than a full-size backhoe loader. Its compact dimensions enable access to jobsites too small for a conventional machine. It features bucket breakout force up to 5,180 lb.-ft. and maximum dig depth of 10 feet, 1 inch. And with a transport weight of less than 9,600 lbs., the 1CXT can be towed between jobsites without a Commercial Driver’s License (subject to local regulations).

The JCB 1CXT is powered by a Perkins engine that requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or replaceable diesel particulate filter (DPF) and produces 49 hp and 122 lb.-ft. of torque. The hydraulic system includes a 24.6 gpm auxiliary circuit capable of powering high-flow attachments including patch planers and trenchers.