JCB 945

JCB 945

The 7,844kg JCB 945 rough terrain forklift is powered by our highly efficient 74hp (55kW) EcoMax engine and has a 4,536kg lift capacity.

It has several mast options ranging from 457cm  to 670cm so you can tailor your 945 rough terrain forklift to the perfect lift height.

What’s more, JCB’s Synchro Shuttle transmission gives fast, smooth directional changes and a sideshift feature means you can accurately place materials on scaffolding.



Main Features
  • Choice of 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Four-speed synchromesh gearbox
  • 4.5 – 6.7 m mast choice
  • Synchro Shuttle transmission system with integral torque converter
  • 29 kph top speed

The 4.4-liter EcoMax T4 Final-compliant engine in a JCB rough terrain forklift produces peak power (74hp/55kW) and torque (400Nm) at just 1200 rpm for superb responsiveness. A fixed geometry turbo further enhances low-rev performance for improved power and tractive effort.

You can fine-tune a JCB Rough terrain forklift to any application and terrain. Lift capacity of the 945 is 6,613lb (3000kg); tires are available in large diameter traction or industrial; long pallet forks in either 3ft (1067mm) or 4ft (1200mm); and either 2WD or 4WD.

We offer an optional single or double acting mast auxiliary; in turn, these facilitate a huge range of productivity-boosting options. And, because different applications demand different sizes of mast, you can specify 15ft (4.5m) or 22ft (6.7m) variants.

There are two different carriage options on this JCB forklift machine: Class IIIB ITA, or Floating Shaft Carriage.

As part of JCB’s Vertical Integration Strategy, we build the engine, transmission, hydraulic rams and cab of every rough terrain forklift so that they’ll work in perfect harmony. The end result is minimum compromise, optimum performance.
The left column-mounted power shuttle gives the operator fast and easy directional control, while all-wheel servo braking provides smooth and responsive stopping power.


Our new, larger high-flow hydraulic pump translates your rough terrain forklift’s power into efficient lifting for increased productivity; cycle times are up to 51% faster.

JCB’s new 74hp (55kW) high-torque EcoMax engine maximizes both productivity and efficiency. What’s more, EcoMax doesn’t need exhaust after-treatment, so costly heat-resistant lube oils or DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) are unnecessary; in turn, you save on servicing costs.

A T4 Final-compliant JCB forklift is a product of our Efficient Design Program and, as such, uses up to 11% less fuel than an outgoing Tier 3 74hp (55kW) model.

Because its peak power and torque are produced at low engine speeds, EcoMax provides fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics. A simple, robust 4-speed synchromesh transmission helps to achieve a top speed of 18mph (29km/h).

Every 4WD JCB RTFL can be changed to 2WD at the flick of a switch, reducing fuel consumption and tire wear whenever 4WD isn’t required – during road travel , for example.


Our rough terrain forklift hydraulic cylinders have friction-welded eye-ends for extra strength, plus all pivots use hardened pins. Masts are made from heavy-duty channel and I-section steel, alongside heavy-duty chains and guide roller bearings that are sealed for life.

The one-piece fully welded chassis on a JCB forklift maximizes strength and minimizes weight, while axles are the same heavy-duty units we fit to our backhoe loaders and telescopic handlers.

Like every JCB machine, our rough terrain forklifts are put through a stringent testing program which includes prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, mast and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.

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.

Hydraulic rams, cabs, axles, transmissions and engines are all JCB-built, so you can expect optimum reliability and performance. By electrophoretically dipping the cab before applying paint, we give these forklifts highly effective long-term corrosion protection.

JCB engines are field proven. We’ve built 200,000 EcoMax engines since 2004, and we’ve tested our new EcoMax design for 110,000 hours in 70 different machines across the toughest applications and environments.


The large, spacious cab of a JCB rough terrain forklift boasts left and right grab handles with wide-opening doors; standard-fit tinted glass which reflects 30% of solar energy; and a new 3-speed heater fan for improved demisting/de-icing of the windshield.

For all-day productive comfort, we offer both suspension and air suspension seating options that can be adjusted to different operator requirements or tasks. When lifting or placing loads, our optional sideshift carriage makes things even easier.

In-cab noise levels are reduced. New backlit laser-etched switches aid recognition and night visibility, while simple lever controls ensure total command of mast and auxiliary functions.

Visibility is excellent, courtesy of direct glazing, fold-back rear doors, a low hood, high cab mounting position, a large roof screen, a slim line outer mast section, and large front and rear windshields. Optional front and rear work lights provide ultimate visibility.

A zero tail swing design means that when the rear tire of a JCB forklift has cleared an obstacle on full turn, you can be safe in the knowledge that the rear counterweight will clear it too. This means our machines are ideal for working in confined areas.

JCB rough terrain forklifts are sold all over the world, so we offer a choice of cab (with or without air conditioning) or canopy to suit different climates.


Ergonomically positioned grab handles and two cab steps provide quick, easy and safe operator access to a JCB rough terrain forklift cab, with three points of contact at all times.

A hydraulic velocity fuse (HVF) is fitted to the mast rams which reduce the speed of collapse in the event of a hose failure. 22ft (6.7m) mast is equipped with an automatic deration valve, which reduces lift capacity above 15ft (4.5m) for safety and stability.

We fit these JCB forklifts with a reversing alarm as standard, while our seat safety switch disables forward/reverse controls whenever the operator isn’t seated.

All cabs on our RTFLs are FOPS (Falling Objects Protection System) certified, ensuring excellent operator protection at all times. For even greater operator protection against falling debris, opt for our front windshield guard.

The new JCB rough terrain forklift has benefited from significant noise reductions so that it runs at 76dB(A) internally and 103dB(A) externally. This reduces noise pollution on the worksite, meaning that you can work in any location, at any time.

JCB’s LiveLink telematics system provides real-time machine location data with Geofencing alerts; this allows you to track machine coverage and protect your investment.

A factory-fit JCB immobilizer can be either key or keypad-activated; it also automatically arms itself after a set period following engine shutdown. This technology not only helps to safeguard your machine, it can significantly reduce your insurance premium too.


  • Maximum Engine Power: 55kW
  • Maximum Lift Capacity: 4500kg
  • Maximum Lift Height: 6.7m


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