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JCB 4CXM

Backhoe loader

JCB 4CXM

The JCB 4CXM backhoe loader is a militarized version of successful commercial design

 
 
Entered service 2002
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 9.2 t
Length 7.25 m
Width 2.33 m
Height 3.52 m
Performance
Backhoe dig depth 4.67 / 5.88 m
Shovel capacity 1 - 1.3 m
Mobility
Engine JCB 1004-40T diesel
Engine power 100 hp
Maximum road speed 38 km/h
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.45 m
Trench 0.6 - 1 m
Fording 0.75 / 1 m

 

   The JCB 4CX backhoe loader is a very successful commercial design. It's militarized version, the JCB 4CXM is in service with some military operators. It is a military version, developed to meet requirements of the British Army. It was accepted to service in 2002, becoming the new standard Light Wheeled Tractor, replacing the previous Hydrema 906B backhoe loader. A total of 150 new machines were ordered by the British Army. All machines were delivered until 2003. Other operators of the JCB 4CXM backhoe loader are Austria, Croatia, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.

   The military version of the JCB 4CX has some changes, comparing with commercial model. These include reinforced suspension. The military version also has better cross-country mobility and is adaptable to meet armoring requirements.

   The backhoe loaders are used for road maintenance and construction, loading trucks with construction materials, to dig trenches and vehicle emplacements.

   The cab provides seating for the operator. The JCB 4CXMA is the version fitted with cab armoring package. This backhoe loader carries no armament.

   This engineering vehicle is powered by a JCB 4.4-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 100 hp. All wheels of this backhoe loader are steered, which gives it better maneuverability during loading operations. Vehicle has a central tyre inflation system. The JCB 4CXM can ford water obstacles up to 1 m deep. The military version of this backhoe loader has a low profile cab, which makes it suitable for airlifting by the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. It also has lifting hooks on all four corners and can be carried underslung by the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Some backhoe loaders have been winterized to operate at temperatures down to -40C.

 

Video of the JCB 4CXM backhoe loader

 

 
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