455 ZX Wheel Loader

Offers power and productivity in some of the most challenging environments on earth.

Quick Specs

Max Engine Power

165kW (221hp)

Op. Weight Range


Bucket Capacity



The new JCB 455 ZX wheel loader is designed to offer power and productivity in some of the most challenging environments on earth. As a result, the 455 has been stress-tested, climate-tested and fitted with only the finest components.

It’s also easily and quickly serviced in comparison to many competitor machines, in order to maximise its working life and minimise your downtime. Furthermore, the 455 ZX is impressivley comfortable to operate, and highly efficient on any site.

No matter where in the world you’re operating, the new JCB 455 ZX wheel loader will perform unbelievable feats of productivity. Its engine offers high power and torque, plus its hydraulics and loader end are configured to keep cycle times short and working times long. Keeping operators fresh and alert all day also results in increased safety and productivity. With that in mind, the new 455 ZX’s cab is spacious, easy to access and quiet. It also has excellent visibility and an intuitive, ergonomic control layout.





  • Award winning JCB DieselMAX 7.2 litre, six cylinder engine
  • The latest generation ZF powershift transmission
  • New ZF power inch (intelligent clutch cut-off as standard)
  • Long service intervals and simplified, centralised maintenance
  • All-day comfort, excellent visibility and ergonomic controls
  • Variable displacement pumps for ultimate efficiency

We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes like robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques to achieve the very highest levels of build quality.

Finite element analysis and rig testing ensure superior structural strength and durability; to guarantee that the 455ZX will perform anywhere for you, we carry out extreme hot and cold climate testing. Recessed rear lights are protected within the solid counterweight; the counterweight and cast quarter pillars also protect the cooling pack and the back end of the machine from damage. Hoses are neatly routed and clamped through the articulation joint, well away from any pinch points.


JCB DIESELMAX engines feature a heavy-duty cast iron cylinder block, bedplate, cylinder head and forged crankshaft to provide high strength and long life. 6 Precision machining provides high tolerances and accurate location of the 455ZX’s pins and bushes.

There are top quality components fitted to the 455ZX (a JCB DIESELMAX engine, ZF transmission and axles, Rexroth pumps and a Parker valve block, for example), so you can rest assured that you’ll get a long, reliable service life from your machine.

The articulation joint has a heavy-duty box section (much stronger than a single plate with a boss), a heavy-duty centre pin and oversized bush, as well as twin taper roller bearings on the bottom box joints. This setup can tolerate both vertical and horizontal loadings for durability and rigidity. Steering rams are positioned high up and protected from damage.

The JCB Dieselmax 672 is equipped with high capacity multistage fuel filtration designed specifically for reliable operation in territories where fuel quality cannot be guaranteed. This consists of water separation and a unique 3-stage filtration system dealing with water in fuel, fine and large particles as well as increasing capacity for filter life.


A state-of-the-art engine management system offers optimised performance and fuel efficiency at all times.

The JCB DIESELMAX 672 engine uses our latest generation EcoMAX lean-burn combustion system for ultimate efficiency and reduced emissions. The 6-cylinder 7.2 litre engine achieves high power (165kW) and peak torque (1000Nm) at low revs for excellent response.

There’s a 310-litre fuel tank as standard on the 455ZX, along with extremely fuel-efficient matching of hydraulics, transmission and engine. This combination ensures maximum uptime between refuelling: a welcome feature when you’re working in remote areas where diesel has to be transported in.


Proven Z-bar loader geometry is capable of exceptional productivity, courtesy of comprehensive penetration into the pile, high breakout forces, good roll-back angles and faster dig times. You’ll also benefit from reduced tyre wear and superior fuel efficiency, making this machine a great investment for any business.

The innovative electronic management system can perform progressive clutch cut-off for efficient, productive loader control. This feature controls tractive effort via the transmission, diverting maximum power to the loader hydraulics and reducing service brake wear and fuel consumption

The 455ZX is fitted as standard with limited slip differentials that are perfect for soft, muddy terrain with reduced traction.

The 455ZX’s selectable loader arm detents mean operators can set loader arm height limitations, return to dig and float functions for improved safety and productivity.

limitations, return to dig and float functions for improved safety and productivity.


For maximum operator comfort, the 455ZX is fitted with an easily adjustable tilting and telescopic steering column. A stylish, modern central dash display combines analogue dials and a colour LCD screen – this can display machine health details, service requirements, operating information and more. Optional 3-spool hydraulics enable many attachments to be used easily for extra versatility on your machine.

Air conditioning comes as standard on a JCB 455ZX, ensuring that your operators can create their perfect working temperatures. Internal noise in this all-day-comfy cab measures just 74dBA. Increased ventilation and improved communication on site are provided by sliding windows to each side of the operator. There’s also plenty of storage behind the rear seat of this machine, keeping the forward operating area uncluttered and safe. Additional storage capacity and security is provided by the lockable tool box on the right-hand step.

You can gain access to the 455ZX’s engine bay and cooling pack areas easily with wide-opening gullwing doors. Daily checks and grease points are accessible from ground level, making life easier and safer for your operators. The cooling pack is a single faced unit, allowing excellent access for cleaning.


You can check brake, steering and hydraulic system pressures easily on a 455ZX thanks to grouped test ports. Bucket teeth are bolt-on replaceable pieces, making them quick and easy to renew and thus ensuring maximum uptime. The 455ZX’s electronic monitoring system relays key information and real time alerts, safeguarding both machine and operator. Full hydraulic dual circuit braking with multiple oil immersed discs gives the 455ZX’s braking system a virtually maintenance-free lifespan.


The float mode on the 455ZX’s valve block lowers the loader arms under gravitation – not hydraulic – force, reducing fuel consumption.

Wheel speed braking means the brakes rotate at the same speed as the wheels for heat and drag reduction, as well as improved fuel economy. A hydraulic cooling fan automatically reacts to ambient temperature and adjusts the 455ZX’s fan speed to optimise cooling and reduce fuel consumption. This feature also lowers noise levels. JCB’s innovative variable displacement pumps feed a load-sensing valve block which only consumes power on demand, providing precise, efficient loader control.

Access steps are inclined and equally spaced, complemented by well positioned grab handles for three points of contact at all times. Interior mirrors, heated exterior mirrors and bonnet mirrors combine to provide superb all-round visibility. Non-slip walkways and additional grab handle options allow operators to move around the exterior of the machine safely. The 455ZX’s cab is isolated from the chassis by rubber mounts, which keeps noise and vibration levels to a minimum. It’s also compliant with ROPS/FOPS standards, and positively pressurised against dust.

Our optional rear-view camera displays an unobstructed rear view on an in-cab colour monitor.


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