A JCB 4CX PRO backhoe-loader – more commonly seen on construction projects – is the machine of choice for Co Down farmer Robert Malcolmson.
It provides a versatile handling, loading and digging machine for his 65-acre cattle farm.
JCB 4CX backhoe-loader
Malcolmson has just taken the delivery of a brand-new 4CX PRO, the latest model with Stage V emissions compliance.
According to JCB, it is the first example of this new model in Northern Ireland.
Mr Malcolmson said: “I’ve been driving JCB machines for over 40 years and have owned several of my own. The latest JCB Stage V 4CX PRO is a very, very good machine.”
“I’ll be using it for all my farming work: feeding cattle, lifting bales, erecting fencing and silage handling using a range of different attachments.”
“It’s performing well, is easy to move between sites, and it suits me down to the ground.”
JCB 4CX backhoe-loader: Features
Supplied by Templepatrick-based, Dennison JCB, longstanding JCB customer, Robert Malcolmson, is set to capitalise on a machine that brings lower emissions, better off-road performance, greater fuel efficiency and faster travel times.
Launched by JCB earlier this year, the JCB Stage V 4CX PRO boasts an all-wheel steer for increased all-terrain performance.
Other new JCB Automate features make it easier to use and boost productivity.
Furthermore, according to JCB, a new six-speed ECOROAD powertrain can cut travel time and fuel use by up to 25%.
The JCB Stage V 4CX PRO’s Auto Drive feature allows the operator to maintain a set engine speed when roading automatically.
The PRO range also features the ECOROAD six-speed Autoshift transmission that can cut travel time and fuel use by up to 25% for operators that spend a lot of time on the road.
All powershift transmissions are now standard with JCB’s TorqueLock direct drive system.
The company has integrated a host of new standard features into the PRO backhoe loaders, including:
- Rear light guards;
- Front bumpers;
- Return to dig;
- Shovel clam ram guards;
- High-flow loader auxiliary pipework;
- The loader Auto Smooth Ride System arm suspension system.