In contrast to modifying a lawn or small agricultural tractor with a bolted-on loader and backhoe frame, JCB set out to design a "true" construction backhoe-loader for the 10-foot dig depth class. The JCB Midi CX's main frame both includes the loader-holding tower and connects directly to the removable backhoe, under which is equipped a Category 1 three-point implement hitch with power take-off for the additional use of attachments. Also with auxiliary hydraulics, the loader end is equipped with a skid-steer-type quick coupler. Sized between the 8-foot-class JCB Mini and 12-foot-class 2CX backhoe-loaders, the JCB Midi can be trailered behind a pick-up truck. Estimated list price: $45,000 to $50,000.
Staff | September 28, 2010