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JCB Unveils New High Power 5CX Backhoe

JCB, the world’s number one backhoe loader manufacturer, this week launched its most powerful backhoe loader to date - the all-wheel steer 5CX.

JCB unveils new high power 5CX Backhoe

JCB 5CX Backhoe

The machine has been designed to meet the needs of customers in Russia, and in developing countries in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and is unveiled at Conexpo is Moscow.

Its key features include:

• A 120hp Tier 2 JCB Dieselmax engine

• A 1.3 m² shovel as standard

• Servo controls as standard with variable flow hydraulics giving fuel savings of up to 10%

• JCB TorqueLock fitted as standard offering fuel savings of up to 25%

Tim Burnhope, JCB’s Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, said: “The 5CX has been designed as a flagship model for those markets that demand ultimate digging and loading performance.

“Russia in particular has a rapidly developing backhoe loader market and our customers there need a higher horsepower model, capable of faster travel times, quicker loading cycles and increased efficiency. With the 5CX, JCB is once again taking the lead in the backhoe loader sector, delivering the right machine to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

“The 5CX provides a unique specification for our customers that our competitors simply cannot match. It is JCB’s most powerful and productive backhoe loader ever.”

Powered by a Tier 2 compliant JCB Dieselmax engine, the 5CX boasts an output of 118hp (88kW). The high torque, turbocharged and intercooled JCB Dieselmax engine drives through a six-speed Auto Shift transmission, with the firm’s proven TorqueLock transmission delivering up to 25% fuel savings compared to a standard transmission. TorqueLock engages in the higher gears to reduce transmission loss and maintains higher travelling speeds between sites, cutting travel times by up to 10% and reducing fuel consumption.

The 5CX is an equal-sized wheel backhoe loader offering three steering modes; four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steer. This makes the 5CX a highly manoeuvrable and versatile machine, capable of maximum tractive effort and high flotation over difficult terrain. Heavy duty JCB axles with limited slip differentials reduce wheel slip and tyre wear, providing maximum traction on wet and slippery ground. Multi-disc oil-immersed brakes deliver long service life, while class-leading power brakes reduce operator effort.

Built To Perform

The backhoe loader is equipped with a high output 165 litre piston pump for faster digging cycles. Flow on-demand hydraulics deliver up to a 10% fuel saving and the machine is provided with seat-mounted servo excavator controls for maximum controllability and operator comfort.

With a 6.51m digging depth at the rear and a standard extending dipper, the excavator produces a massive 6,230kgF bucket tearout force. At the front end the 6-in-1 shovel offers maximum versatility with a 1.3m3 shovel capacity. JCB has equipped the 5CX with a new front axle beam and heavy duty loader arms to withstand the additional lifting and digging forces generated by the powerful 5CX engine. With the additional tractive effort provided by equal-sized wheels and a limited slip differential, the 5CX delivers maximum productivity as a loading shovel, providing operators with an increased tonnes/hour performance on site.

Automatic return-to-dig for fast shovel reset and an automatic smooth ride system for maximum load retention help make the 5CX an accomplished loader. The cranked loader arm design improves truck loading, with longer loader arms making it easier to load high-sided vehicles. A single servo lever in the cab reduces operator effort and increases control for grading and dozing work.

Total Operator Comfort

The 5CX uses JCB’s proven market-leading backhoe loader cab. Sturdy materials and a robust automotive quality design ensure that the 5CX will provide the ideal working environment all day, every day. The machine features low in-cab noise levels, with servo levers mounted on the seat base delivering improved comfort for the operator, with increased visibility to the working area at the rear of the machine.

An air-suspended heated seat is standard, while productivity features such as end boom damping on hydraulic rams, the Auto Shift transmission with TorqueLock, light and responsive controls and the manoeuvrability of that all-wheel steer chassis make the 5CX the ideal machine for owner operators and fleets who demand the most powerful and productive machine on the market.

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