JCB 3CX Road Master backhoe launched

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The new JCB Road Master was launched at an event on June 13 at the JCB Dandenong branch in Victoria


The machine has been designed for use in road surfacing, resealing and maintenance applications.

This loader is safer for construction workers and pedestrians because it travels forward for the majority of operations, especially when sweeping/collecting material. Skid steer loaders currently perform this function in a reverse direction, which limits visibility, says JCB. The JCB concept allows for predictability of movement, use of current skid steer loader attachments, heavy duty front and rear profilers and enables conventional front loader functionality. 

The Road Master Backhoe has a large, heavy duty bucket that is designed to handle road works. When handling a heavy load the JCB Road Master has more stability and reach than a skid steer loader.

Backhoe weight distribution allows for heavy duty front profiling up to 600mm wide and to 150mm deep, combined with 300mm width and 100mm depth on the rear.


The rear mounted profiler can be used when the machine is static and eliminates the need to constantly drive in and around road ironworks and furniture. The backhoe loader is ideal for narrow lane cross cuts within 1,900mm, which is the width of the machine.

The Road Master will increase productivity when the front sweeper/ collector is utilised concurrently with the rear profiler, reducing the requirement for attachments swap overs, says JCB

This loader can travel up to 40km/h and has a three range hydrostatic transmission with dial up creep speed to control the front profiler.

Features include a LCD screen menu that allows the operator to understand the multi-function controls.

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