3CX Backhoe Loader

The world’s number one backhoe loader

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%.

3CX Backhoe Loader features

Exclusive in-seat servo controls allowing the operator to work throughout 90 degrees for infinitely variable working positions
DieselMAX engine
6% more torque than outgoing models
9% fuel saving over outgoing models
Optional Torquelock for up to 25% fuel savings (standard on 3CX Contractor)
New Hydraulic Powerslide for faster, easier backhoe repositioning

Quick Spec

Max Engine Power
74.2kw (100hp)
Max Dig Depth
Bucket Capacity
1.0m3 / 1.2m3


Example Package

Machine Specifications

  • Engine: 68Kw (92hp) turbo-charged intercooled JCB diesel engine
  • Gearbox: 40Kph 4WD power shift
  • Mechanical stick controls
  • Air-conditioned ROPS/FOPS cabin
  • Pump: 156 Lpm
  • Excavator end: 14' ext. dipper
  • 600mm excavator bucket with manual quick hitch
  • Loader: Std 3 spool float/reset
  • 6-In-1 shovel, direct mount, 2,350mm
  • Including:, beacon, return to dig, registration plate, toolbox, end damped boom ram
  • Limited slip differential
  • *Freight, dealer delivery and other charges may apply.

Machine recommended retail price

Financial information

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