456 ZX/HT Wheel Loader

Productive, efficient, easy to maintain and extremely durable.

Quick Specs

Max Engine Power

153kW (205hp)

Op. Weight Range


Bucket Capacity



There are many reasons to choose the JCB 456 ZX/HT Wheel Loader. It’s productive, efficient, easy to maintain and extremely durable.

Its 8.3 litre 6-cylinder Cummins engine is Stage 2 compliant and produces 153kW of power and 994Nm of torque.

Furthermore, all JCB front-end loaders are designed to get the most from every drop of fuel. On the 456, there’s a load sensing hydraulic system with a variable displacement pump, plus a variable speed cooling fan – all of which consume power only when required. There’s also premium componentry to ensure supreme quality and maximum lifetime, such as a Cummins Engine and an all-ZF driveline.





  • 153 kW Cummins 8.3 litre engine
  • 4-speed ZF fully automatic powershift transmission and ZF axles
  • Spacious, comfortable cab design with excellent visibility
  • Load-sensing valve block only consumes power on demand

For ultimate reliability, we construct our wheel loaders using only the very best componentry, including a Cummins Engine, ZF driveline, Bosch Rexroth pumps and Parker Valve block. We used computer-aided finite element analysis to make these wheel loaders last longer, as well as simulated rig testing to ensure durability and reliability of the main structures.

Because our front end loaders are used in every corner of the globe, we tested the 456 to ensure optimum operation in climates ranging from -20°C to 50°C. There’s integrated ROPS/FOPS protection on the 456 wheel loader to protect operators from hazards on site.


The JCB 456 wheel loader’s 153 kW Cummins engine is mated to a 4-speed ZF fully automatic powershift transmission and ZF axles for stepless gear changes and smooth operation. ZX loader geometry generates 154 kN breakout force on these front-end loaders. Besides huge breakout forces, the Z-linkage loader design means the 456 ZX wheel loader is also capable of high dump angles.

For the ultimate in precise, efficient control, the JCB 456 front loader’s innovative variable displacement pumps feed a load-sensing valve block, only consuming power on demand. They can provide 326 l/min hydraulic flow for maximum multi-functioning performance. Unloaded spool valves lower the 456’s loader arms lower under gravitational – not hydraulic – force. Meanwhile, wheel speed braking means brakes rotate at wheel speed for heat and drag reduction, as well as improved fuel economy.


Operating 456 wheel loaders is simple and efficient. Operators can choose the loader controls they prefer: multi lever, joystick, proportional auxiliaries. Return-to-dig, arm height limitation and float functions are always at hand.

Like other front loaders in our range, the 456 wheel loader uses innovative load-sensing hydraulics for precise and efficient control. This wheel loader’s geometry means that shovel corners are highly visible for excellent manoeuvrability. In fact, visibility is excellent all-round on this front loader, with a three-piece laminated front screen, heated exterior mirrors and a sloping rear bonnet design.

The spacious 3m3 cab on the 456 wheel loader is fitted with an in cab display providing the operator with information about the machine, including health alerts. The 456 wheel loader’s cab is isolator mounted for quietness and it’s positively pressurised to keep out dust. Our Smoothride suspension system reduces shock loadings and spillages on these front-end loaders.


456 front loaders have class-leading service and maintenance access, and long 500-hour service intervals. Greasing is convenient from ground level and wide-opening gullwing doors provide easy access to this wheel loader’s engine bay and cooling pack areas.

The 456 front-end loader has a variable speed hydraulic cooling fan that automatically reacts to ambient temperatures and adjusts the fan speed for maximum economy. Our loader arms have a minimal number of pivots, which reduces maintenance on our wheel loaders. JCB’s Electronic Management System controls tractive effort via the front loader’s transmission to reduce service brake wear and fuel consumption.


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