The JCB 406 ZX wheel loader is a highly productive and compact with optimal power-to-weight ratio, making it a perfect tool carrier. It’s fitted with a 36.4 kW engine that produces 170 Nm of torque, powering a 2-speed hydrostatic transmission and a load over height of 2991mm.
This loading shovel also features superior quality components, comfort and ergonomics aplenty, excellent build quality, stringent safety levels and straightforward serviceability.
In short, the 406 ZX wheel loader is a perfect choice for rental fleets looking for a low cost productive machine with a simple mechanical engine.
JCB understands that a wheeled loading shovel is a key part of any on-site process. That’s why the 406 ZX wheel loader is built on a foundation of quality and reliability, ensuring that they’ll always be a key part of your working process.
JCB compact wheel loaders are designed to make work more straightforward. They’re easy to access, intuitive to operate, and they’re operated from the centre of the machine for superb visibility. After all, a comfortable, confident operator is a more productive one.
A wheeled loading shovel needs to spend as much time as possible hard at work. That’s why the JCB 406 ZX wheel loader benefits from innovative design and quality components, allowing them to offer maximum uptime with long service intervals.
Because safety and security are paramount on any site, the JCB 406 ZX wheel loader is designed to protect their operators, themselves, and any bystanders at all times. Great visibility, anti-theft features and non-slip surfaces are just the start.
JCB has worked in close collaboration with Kohler to produce the ultimate compact wheeled loader engine. No engine power is wasted on a DPF and, with peak power and torque produced at low revs, you get good fuel economy too. Our design also makes dimensions compact for small turning circles. The 406 has an easy-maintenance mechanical JCB Diesel engine by Kohler offering potent performance.
Our 407 and 409 machines are equipped with a variable speed engine crank-driven cooling fan that maintains optimum fan speed for all requirements without using any excess engine power.
The JCB 409 has a high speed option – this provides a 40km/h top speed.
JCB’s articulated steering boasts an easy-to-use built-in sideshift – ideal for pallet handling and changing attachments.
So that you can tailor your wheeled loader to any application, we offer several axle options. Open diffs are ideal for hard ground, and limited slip diffs excel on soft muddy terrain. Our 100% switchable front axle diff lock on the 409, meanwhile, provides ultimate traction on muddy terrain and creates no shear forces, so won’t damage the ground when it’s not in use. It can also be engaged on the move and under load.
Power from the driveline is transferred to the ground very efficiently through an innovative chassis, with perfect harmony between all components. This makes our machines the best possible wheeled loader solution.
Equip your wheeled loader with our new towing option and you’ll get a hitch with rear electrics and hydraulics, allowing you to trailer loads of up to 3.5 tonnes or carry rear attachments like salt spreaders.
By splitting power between the transmission and the hydraulics, our inching pedal allows precise, efficient, stepless load handling. Our wheeled loaders are even more versatile when you use both front and rear attachments; you could, for example, combine a snow plough and rear grit spreader.
We understand how tough materials handling can be, so our machines are developed to be highly durable. A case in point is our heavy-duty centre joint, which oscillates through ±40°.
These machines benefit from a strong chassis and the best possible weight distribution; this allows for the best possible absorption of external forces.
The JCB 406, 407 and 409 all have rear lights that are recessed within the solid counterweight casting for good impact protection.
Hydraulic hoses are always well protected; they’re neatly routed, properly clamped, and positioned well away from potential pinching spots.
We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes like robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques to achieve the very highest levels of quality.
Precision machining provides high tolerances and accurate location of pins and bushes.
Finite element analysis and rig testing ensure superior structural strength and durability. Cold cell testing guarantees starting performance at temperatures as low as -20°C.
The JCB 406, 407 and 409 all benefit from a comfortable and spacious cab. The operating position is designed for optimum all-round visibility, unhindered by components like silencers.
Our tilting telescopic steering column is easy to adjust for an ergonomic driving position.
All the instruments needed to operate a JCB wheeled loader are within easy reach of the seat, so there’s no need to hunt around for information whilst working.
With an optional fully opening right-hand window operators can enjoy increased ventilation whilst still being protected from dust.
A stylish, modern central dash display on the 407 and 409 combines analogue dials and a colour LCD screen – this can display machine health details, service requirements, operating information and more.
These compact wheeled loaders are equipped with a new ergonomically designed joystick control system for comfortable and intuitive operation.
Our large single piece bonnet ensures quick and convenient access to the engine bay and cooling pack areas of your wheeled loader. All daily check points are easily accessed under the bonnet.
Operators and managers alike can access vital information like machine running times, fuel consumption and error alerts – it’s all available at the touch of a button on the in-cab display or if needed via JCB’s LiveLink telematics system.
The 407 and 409 have a cyclonic pre-filter which maximises air filtration and extends filter element service intervals significantly. On the 406, there’s a traditional cylinder-type air filter that’s perfectly sized for the smaller engine, ensuring robust and cost effective performance.
Your local JCB dealer will be able to supply all parts for your 406, 407 or 409, even JCB Diesel by Kohler engine components. All three machines also share parts with other JCB machinery, which makes everything even more readily available.
The 406, 407 and 409 can be equipped with a new immobiliser option, which can help prevent thefts from your fleet.
With no exhaust after treatment, our JCB Diesel by Kohler engines are extremely compact, so there’s no compromise to visibility. The sloping rear bonnet provides an unimpeded view, with the exhaust silencer and air intake filter both packaged out of sight.
We’ve fitted an in-cab electronic 2-stage quickhitch isolation system to prevent uncontrolled release of attachments.
Access steps are inclined and complemented by well positioned handles so that operators have three points of contact whenever they’re entering or exiting the cab.