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The small platform 1550lb (703kg) rated operating capacity JCB 155 radial lift skid steer incorporates our unique single boom and side entry design. Designed for comfort, safety, economy, productivity and durability in the USA (home of the skid steer), the 155’s potent 56hp (42kW) Kohler engine is tried, tested and proven.

The 155 has on average 60% better visibility and a 46% larger cab than rival manufacturers’ compact skid steer designs, and there are a whole host of other benefits too. Like ergonomic controls, an extremely tough powerful boom and a low cost of ownership.


  • Rated operating load, standard (lbs)1,550
  • Tipping load, standard (lbs)3,100
  • Height to bucket pin (in)118″
  • Dump height @ bucket discharge (in)89″
  • Dump reach @ max height (in)36″
  • Max dump angle @ full height (deg)42
  • Bucket rollback at ground level (deg)30
  • Bucket breakout (lbs)4,012
  • Lift typeRadial (R) or Vertical (V)
  • Arm lifting force (lbs)3,902

Drive Train

  • Max travel speed (mph)11.5
  • Tire size10 x 16.5


  • Overall length w/bucket (in)137
  • Width over tires (in)63
  • Height to top of ROPS (in)78
  • Ground clearance (in)8.3
  • Rear angle of departure (deg)25
  • Wheelbase (in)42


  • Operating weight (lbs)6,190


  • Gross power (hp)56


  • Standard pump flow (gpm)18.5
  • Optional pump flow (gpm)26.4
  • Hydraulic pressure (psi)3,335


  • Fuel tank (gal)25.9
  • Hydraulic system/tank (gal)11.1 / —


  • Keeping your operators fresh, focused and productive is paramount, which is why we’ve designed the 155 skid steer with a 46% larger cab than the nearest competitive machine. Our standard seat has mechanical suspension and there’s also a 12V charger, easily readable control panels and an electronic hand throttle.

    Electric controls make handling smooth and intuitive; all in all, we like to think the JCB 155 skid steer is a comfortable favorite with operators.


  • There’s no more productive compact skid steer than the JCB 155. The figures speak for themselves: it has a 16% lower cost of ownership than the top competitor, a better SAE service rating, an annual fuel savings of over 647 gal (2450 liters)* and a heavy-duty crowd ram that’s nearly 3 times the size of the nearest major competition.

    There’s a standard mechanical quickhitch and auxiliary couplers on the PowerBoom too. In short, it’s as productive as a compact skid steer gets.

    * – based on 50 weeks per year and 35 hours per week.
    Fast entry and exit speeds

    Side entry makes a JCB skid steer 17% quicker in applications requiring multiple entries and exits, such as some agricultural tasks.


  • The JCB 155 skid steer is designed with safety to the fore. Our unique PowerBoom single loader arm design means operators can enter the machine from the side, avoiding slip hazards, crush hazards and contact with the loader arm and its attachments.

    It’s also got 60% better visibility than the average skid loader, partly due to a low profile single rear loader tower and the absence of a conventional large rear torque tube.

    There’s a front windshield that doubles as an emergency exit and a standard rear view mirror. Then there’s the fuel tank, integrated into the skid steer’s chassis for added protection; and the hoses, safely run through the PowerBoom to reduce the possibility of damage.
    Safety in numbers

    The USA’s NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) has rewritten their safety guidance after recognising the many benefits of JCB’s PowerBoom side entry design.
    270 degree all-round visibility.
    JCB PowerBoom has up to 20% more steel in one boom than the twin arms of conventional designs.
    Our skid steer’s emergency exit is over twice the size of that found in a conventional design.


  • We’ve designed The JCB 155 skid steer to be serviced easily, ensuring minimum downtime. Firstly, we mount our engines longitudinally for easy access to the drive belt and associated components. There are also 30% fewer grease points than the average vertical lift twin arm skid loader.

    We’ve installed front and rear chassis clean out plates, with a fluid drain point in the rear one, as well as durable O-ring face seals on all hydraulic fittings. There’s excellent service access through the rear service door and gas strut-assisted tilting cooling pack.

    So it’s no wonder this small platform compact skid steer is on average 21% more serviceable than competitors’ machines, based on SAE Service Audit Scores. And there’s more too.

    Even more serviceability:

    Easy-to-service hydraulically-driven variable speed fan.
    Cab can be easily tilted by one person for hose access.
    Daily check points are grouped and easily accessible.
    Chassis has an integrated fuel tank and drain point.


  • 60% better all-round visibility versus the average twin arm skid steer and track loader

    Reduces the chances of costly insurance claims

    Increases productivity by reducing operator hesitation and increasing confidence