3CX-14 2018-08-29T16:00:15+00:00

JCB Backhoe Loaders 3CX-14

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3CX-14 Specifications
Dig Depth (Ret/Ext) 14 ft 7 in (4,450 mm)
Gross Engine Power 74 hp (55 kW)
Operating Weight 17,196 lb (15053 lb)
Bucket Capacity 7,800 kg

JCB Backhoe Loaders 3CX-14

The 3CX-14 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 3CX-14.



  • An upgraded engine and fuel filter prevents engine wear and extends our EcoMAX engine’s working life.
  • Daily under hood checks are a thing of the past with the JCB 3CX 14 – all engine checks are done automatically by the CANBUS electronics engine management system.
  • Most T4 Final engines use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and (DEF) – EcoMAX 74hp 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 unlikely service faults and critical faults.
  • The plastic fuel tank on a JCB 3CX-14 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 molded water channels.


  • The JCB 3CX-14 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-14 cab is inspired by the automotive industry for familiarity. An example is the 14 heat and AC vents and a heated front windshield.
  • Manual excavator controls offer simple to use control over the excavator and gives the operator excellent feel to the hydraulic system.
  • For more comfort and less material spillage, the 3CX-14’s Smoothride System (SRS) minimizes 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 re-handling, which improves economy by up to 1%.
  • The optional handheld tool circuit means you can increase versatility by using your 3CX-14 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 74hp (55kW) models, which are the quietest in the industry.
  • Controls on the 3CX-14 feature an LCD panel detailing machine hours, service information fuel level and system warnings. A 360° view aids comfort, productivity and safety.
  • Our innovative scoop design one-piece rear windscreen allows JCB 3CX-14 operators to see right into the trench when excavating.


  • Getting into a JCB 3CX-14 is easy and safe – there are large grab handles, a wide door opening, and open grid design steps that prevent dirt build-up.
  • Our new unique integral shovel street pads option prevents ground damage from your 3CX-14 and, therefore, costly repairs.
  • Power brakes allow efficient, safe stopping power with low pedal effort.


  • A new high output triple gear pump reduces the JCB 3CX-14’s cycle times, saving fuel and money.
  • There’s more tractive effort at the 3CX-14’s pile than ever, thanks to new variable flow pump power management and the new JCB EcoMAX engine.
  • The 3CX-14’s 4-ram self-leveling loader automatically adjusts the shovel on both the raise and lower cycle without any need for manual adjustment. It also provides unhindered front shovel visibility, especially when loading at height.
  • The optional combined hammer and bi-directional circuit provides optimized low-flow and high-flow hydraulic power with low back pressure for great attachment versatility.
  • JCB’s new hydraulic quickhitch makes attachment changing on the 3CX-14 quick, safe and compliant with current and future legislations.
  • EcoDig is a standard-fit three-pump hydraulic system that provides high hydraulic flow and pressure at low engine speeds for improved fuel economy, reduced carbon emissions, lower engine wear, and extended refueling intervals.
  • Hydraulic Speed Control (HSC) automatically disconnects the first hydraulic pump when the JCB 3CX-14 is in fourth gear. This reduces fuel consumption further.
  • 44 Gallon pump.


  • The 3CX-14’s new JCB EcoMAX engine is designed, tested and built by JCB to work perfectly with JCB axles and gearboxes. T4 Final compliant EcoMAX produces power and torque at around 1200rpm for responsiveness and fuel-efficient matching of the transmission and hydraulics.
  • Because the JCB EcoMAX engine doesn’t use exhaust after-treatment, it doesn’t need costly heat-resistant lube oils, saving servicing costs. And, because EcoMAX can be adapted to run on lower-grade fuels, Backhoes are resalable across different territories, which boost residuals.
  • JCB 3CX-14 engines are tried and tested. We’ve built over 300,000 DIESELMAX engines since 2004, and we’ve tested the JCB EcoMAX engine for 110,000 hours in 70 different machines across the toughest applications and environments.
  • For ultimate loading performance, productivity and roading efficiency, the JCB 3CX-14’s EcoMAX engine delivers as much as 74hp (55kW) and 295lbf (400Nm) of torque.
  • Limited slip differential gives a JCB 3CX-14 superior traction and performance, as well as reduced tire wear.
  • The 3CX-14 JCB backhoe loader is fitted with EcoRoad technology to provide the highest efficiency and productivity levels when roading. Fuel consumption is reduced, while machine speed and working area are increased by up to 10%.
  • Powershift and AEC as standard.
  • No DPF for easier servicing.


  • JCB 3CX-14 axles and transmission are designed to withstand a 12,000-hour design life; heavyweight axles are built to withstand serious shock loads. The rear axle alone has a static load rating of 55,125lb (25,011kg), and a dynamic load rating of 27,562lb (12,505kg).
  • We use stress-relieved fabrication for the 3CX-14’s boom – by heating materials to over (1202˚F) 650˚C for over 16 hours, we make sure the metal is evenly heated, doubling boom life.
  • The 3CX-14’s pre-production testing regime included 100,000 loading cycles, 500,000 excavating cycles, 360,000 gear change cycles, extensive bump track testing to ensure structural integrity, and thousands of hours of endurance testing.
  • We also carried out extensive EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) testing on the 3CX-14; this ensures that signals from mobile phones and radios don’t affect the machine in any way.
  • Every new JCB 3CX-14 is put through around 600 performance checks on the production line.
  • Our construction materials are tested to the limit by exposing them to extreme temperatures, chemicals, salt, oil and light. That way, we know they’ll survive the most hostile conditions.
  • For added rigidity – and to protect hoses from damage –  the loader arms are constructed with a u pressed plate welded to a flat closing plate giving maximum strength.
  • The robot welded single-piece chassis on the 3CX-14 maximizes strength and minimizes weight.
  • Hydraulic hoses are approved to work down to -4°F and all JCB 3CX-14 materials are tested to extreme temperatures and exposed to chemical, salt, oil and sunlight to ensure maximum protection.


The latest JCB 3CX-14 is a highly efficient backhoe loader. As a product of JCB’s Efficient Design program, it’s made using only sustainable manufacturing processes so that it remains sustainable throughout its working life and beyond.


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