The JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader is the world’s number one backhoe loader (along with the JCB 5CX Backhoe Loader). The 3CX is a product of JCB’s efficient design philosophy, responding to today’s rising fuel prices and environmental concerns with class-leading efficiency and low running costs. In short, we’ve applied innovative technologies to squeeze the absolute maximum out of every drop of fuel on the JCB 3CX Eco.
The result? In typical roading, loading, excavating and idle cycles, the 3CX JCB backhoe loader, equipped with a powerful from 68kw to 74kw Dieselmax engines, delivers an average fuel saving of up to 16%, plus lower emissions and noise levels. And, with extended periods between fill ups, you benefit from a longer, more productive working day. But the efficiency (and other) benefits certainly don’t end there on a JCB 3CX.
Operating a 3CX Backhoe Loader at lower engine revs reduces engine carbon emissions (by up to 15%) and engine wear. It also prolongs intervals between refuelling for better productivity.
JCB EcoRoad technology is also fitted to the 3CX JCB backhoe loader, and it’s designed to provide the highest efficiency and productivity levels possible when roading. Featuring JCB’s patented TorqueLock technology (the world’s first lock-up torque converter fitted to a backhoe loader), EcoRoad reduces fuel consumption by up to 25%, yet increases both speed and working area by up to 10%.
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Pre-production, we rigorously tested numerous JCB 3CX Eco prototypes, pre-builds and pre-production models on benches, in vehicle labs and on tracks. We also carried out extensive EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) testing to ensure that signals from mobile phones and radios didn’t affect the machine in any way.
Hydraulic hoses are approved to work down to -40°C and all JCB 3CX materials are tested to extreme temperatures and exposed to chemical, salt, oil and sunlight to ensure maximum protection.
A taster of the JCB 3CX Eco’s testing program:
The JCB 3CX is designed to enable fatigue-free, productive day-long working. The cab is rubber-mounted and isolated for low noise and vibration.
A JCB 3CX Eco cab is inspired by the automotive industry for familiarity. A heated air suspension seat, heated front screen, and a hot beverage machine are just some of the quality features you can find within.
Ergonomic seat-mounted excavator-style controls provide fingertip control, great comfort and excellent manoeuvrability.
For more comfort and less material spillage, the 3CX’s Smoothride System (SRS) minimises bounce during travel. You can quickly reset your shovel to the digging position with our return-to-dig feature too.
High back-off brakes reduce viscous drag during roading and rehandling, which improves economy by up to 1%.
The optional handheld tool circuit means you can increase versatility by using your 3CX as a power source for handheld tools, such as drills, breakers, cutters and even water pumps.
JCB 3CX backhoe loaders are quiet places to work, both inside and out – particularly the 55kW (74hp) models, which are the quietest in the industry.
Controls on the 3CX Eco feature an LCD panel detailing machine hours, service information, fuel level, system warnings and instantaneous fuel usage. A 360° view through tinted windows aids comfort, productivity and safety.
Our innovative scoop design one-piece rear windscreen allows JCB 3CX operators to see right into the trench when excavating and stay dry in wet conditions.
An upgraded engine and fuel filter prevents engine wear and extends our EcoMAX engine’s working life.
Daily under bonnet checks are a thing of the past with the JCB 3CX – all engine checks are done automatically by the CANBUS electronics engine management system.
For an even more efficient backhoe experience, JCB’s new multi-functional instrument control panel can provide the 3CX’s current and average fuel consumption, as well as service faults and critical faults.
The plastic fuel tank on a JCB 3CX Eco is completely rustproof to prevent rust forming in the tank, which protects the fuel injection system. The single-piece composite cab floor is also rustproof, with moulded water channels.
LiveLink telematics can provide accurate up-to-date machine health information on your 3CX. The system can also maximise uptime by making it easy to service your machines at the most efficient times possible.