JCB Launches 1CXT Backhoe Loader in North America
JCB recently announced the availability of the 1CXT backhoe loader, the company’s smallest backhoe model, to customers in the U.S. 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 2 m wide and 4 m long, the 1CXT has a 60% smaller footprint than a full-size backhoe loader.
While its compact dimensions enable access jobsites too small for a conventional machine, the 1CXT delivers impressive performance with loader bucket breakout force up to 2,350 kgf and maximum dig depth of 3.08 m. And with a transport weight under 4,354 kg, the 1CXT can be towed between jobsites without a Commercial Driver’s License (subject to local regulations). Further, as the only tracked backhoe loader in North America, the 1CXT delivers superior climbing capability, pushing power, stability and soft ground performance.
“While backhoes are experiencing a surge in demand overall, at JCB the strongest increases have been in our compact and specialized backhoe loader products as jobsites trend smaller,” said Diego Butzke, product manager for backhoe loaders at JCB North America. “The early interest in the 1CXT by landscapers, rental operations, utility companies and construction contractors has exceeded our expectations. The combination of performance, maneuverability and ‘tow-ability’ in a compact machine that’s packed with features has really excited the market.”
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 (36.3 kW) and 122 lb ft (165 Nm) of torque. The hydraulic system includes a 100 l/min auxiliary circuit capable of powering high-flow attachments including patch planers and trenchers.
JCB invented the backhoe loader in 1953 and is today the world’s leading backhoe manufacturer, with one in every two backhoes sold around the world made by JCB. The company offers 11 backhoe loader models in North America, from the compact-track-loader-sized 1CXT to the largest backhoe loader available in North America, the 4CX-15 SUPER. JCB also manufactures a military-specific backhoe loader, the High Mobility Engineer Excavator, for the U.S. military and allies around the world.
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