JCB Automate is a new suite of automated features designed to improve the usability and fuel efficiency of your JCB backhoe loader.

  • Auto Pre-Heat (optional), programme your machine to automatically heat the engine block, cab and defrost the windscreen up to 30 minutes before use.
  • Auto Check, automatically carries out all routine engine checks at the start of every working day, so peering under the bonnet of your backhoe is a thing of the past.
  • Auto Idle reduces revs when the machine isn’t in use.
  • Auto Throttle returns engine speed to pre-set hand throttle position when work is resumed.
  • Auto Drive provides cruise control-type characteristics during roading.


Checkout the video below for an introduction to the latest Automate features on the JCB Backhoe Loader. You can also visit our YouTube Channel to watch the series of ‘How to’ videos and discover how you can get the most from your machine.