Make JCB
Model 3CX ECO
Type Backhoe Loaders / Backhoes
Productivity, durability, comfort and performance are standard on a JCB 3CX. It’s one of the two most efficient backhoe loaders in the world (the other’s a JCB 4CX).
  • Maximum Dig Depth: 4.24m
  • Maximum Engine Power : 109hp (81kW)
  • Maximum Loader Capacity: 1.0kg
  • World’s most efficient backhoe across typical duty cycles
  • Integrated quickhitch with forks – best-in-class visibility and lift capacity
  • Redesigned cab
  • LESS SERVICING, MORE SERVICE: 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. Most Tier 4i engines use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or SCR, requiring additional AdBlue fluid level maintenance – EcoMAX doesn’t. 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.
  • EFFICIENCY: We’ll start with yet more efficiency benefits of the JCB 3CX. For starters, we’ve developed EcoDig, a standard fitment three-pump hydraulic system that allows the same high hydraulic flow and pressure but at lower engine speeds, for up to 15% improvement in fuel economy when excavating. Operating a JCB 3CX 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%. Another feature of the JCB 3CX Eco is the Hydraulic Speed Control (HSC), which automatically disconnects the first hydraulic pump when in fourth gear. This reduces fuel consumption still further. All this on top of the fact that our entire Dieselmax powertrain was specifically designed for optimum efficiency in JCB backhoe loaders. The JCB 3CX has certainly earned its “Eco” tag.
  • BUILD QUALITY: Because we’re the market leader, every JCB backhoe loader we release is planned and developed to far higher standards than rival offerings. With the JCB 3CX, this process took over three years, and involved the most demanding tests imaginable, putting machines through every possible exercise in all climates, including arctic conditions. (The testing doesn’t end there either; every new JCB 3CX is put through around 600 performance checks on the production line). 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.
  • Best-in-class backhoe output – more material moved per hour
  • COMFORT: The JCB 3CX is specially designed to enable fatigue-free, productive day-long working. Our luxury heated air suspension seat is just the start of an ergonomics and styling package that’s best-in-class. We also beat the opposition with the JCB 3CX’s low noise and vibration levels – the cab is rubber-mounted and isolated. Inside this JCB backhoe loader, controls feature an LCD panel detailing machine hours, service information fuel level and system warnings. A 360° view through tinted windows aids comfort, productivity and safety. In particular, our innovative scoop design one-piece rear windscreen allows JCB 3CX operators to see right into the trench when excavating.
  • A QUALITY WORKPLACE: 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 – with optional excavator-style backhoe and loader servo 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 and system warnings. 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.
  • Efficient 3-pump hydraulic system
  • Powered by JCB’s renowned Dieselmax engines