5CX Backhoe Loader

The flagship model of the JCB backhoe loader range.

Quick Specs

Max Engine Power

74.2kW (100hp)

Max Dig Depth


Bucket Capacity



The 5CX backhoe is the flagship model of the JCB backhoe loader range, which is quite simply the most efficient in the world.

Our EcoRoad, EcoDig and EcoLoad packages contribute towards an average fuel saving of up to 16%, plus lower emissions and noise levels.

Our Torquelock lock-up torque converter reduces fuel consumption by up to 25% when roading and our DieselMAX engines produce high power and torque at low revs for great economy.

You’re certain to be impressed by the JCB 5CX Backhoe.



JCB 5CX Backhoe Loader

  • Exclusive in-seat servo controls allowing the operator to work throughout 90 degrees for infinitely variable working positions
  • Best-in-class backhoe output – more material moved per hour
  • 6% more torque than outgoing models
  • World’s most efficient backhoe across typical duty cycles
  • 3 steer modes including 4-wheel steer and crab steer
  • 5CX DieselMAX engine

The JCB 5CX backhoe loader is specially designed to enable fatigue-free, productive day-long working. Our luxury heated air suspension seat is just the start of an ergonomics and styling package that’s best-in-class. We also beat the opposition with the JCB 5CX backhoe’s low noise and vibration levels – the cab is rubber-mounted and isolated.

Ergonomic seat-mounted excavator-style controls provide fingertip control, great comfort and excellent manoeuvrability.

Inside this JCB, controls feature an LCD panel detailing machine hours, service information fuel level and system warnings. A 360° view through tinted windows aids comfort, productivity and safety. In particular, our innovative scoop design one-piece rear windscreen allows JCB 5CX backhoe operators to see right into the trench when excavating.

More comforts

  • High specification heated air-suspension seat
  • In-cab coffee/tea maker
  • In-cab coolbox

The 4-wheel steer JCB 5CX Backhoe Loader is the largest line of backhoes JCB produces. A product of JCB’s efficient design philosophy, responding to today’s rising fuel prices and environmental concerns with class-leading efficiency and low running costs. In short, we’ve applied innovative technologies to squeeze the absolute maximum out of every drop of fuel on the JCB 5CX Backhoe Loader.

The result? In typical roading, loading, excavating and idle cycles, the 5CX tractor backhoe, equipped with our most powerful 74.2 kW Dieselmax backhoe loader engine, delivers an average fuel saving of up to 16%, plus lower emissions and noise levels. And, because it’s got high ground clearance and 4 equal-sized wheels – like a wheeled loader – it can tackle terrain unlike any other backhoe.

But the efficiency (and other) benefits certainly don’t end there on a JCB 5CX Backhoe Loader.


We’ll start with yet more efficiency benefits of the JCB 5CX backhoe loader. Operating a JCB 5CX backhoe at lower engine revs reduces engine carbon emissions (by up to 15%) and engine wear. It also prolongs intervals between refuelling for better productivity. In short, the JCB 5CX backhoe has best-in-class backhoe output moving more material per hour than anything else.

JCB EcoRoad technology is also fitted to the 5CX tractor backhoe, and it’s designed to provide the highest efficiency and productivity levels possible when roading. Featuring JCB’s patented TorqueLock technology (the world’s first lock-up torque converter fitted to a backhoe loader), EcoRoad reduces fuel consumption by up to 25%, yet increases both speed and working area by up to 10%.

All this on top of the fact that our entire Dieselmax powertrain was specifically designed for optimum efficiency in tractor backhoes.

The JCB 5CX backhoe loader has certainly earned its “Eco” tag.


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