To celebrate the 750,000th backhoe loader to roll off our production line, we’ve built an all-new Special Edition 3CX.

With lots of new and innovative features, it sets new industry standards for ease of use, comfort and efficiency, making it the first choice for existing customers as well as the next generation of operators.

With a striking new design and a whole host of new features, the world’s best-selling backhoe just got even better.

  • Advanced features and technology make it the easiest to use backhoe loader ever.
  • New Stage V engine with 10% increase in torque and 7% improved fuel efficiency.
  • JCB CommandPlus cab provides unrivalled comfort, control, visibility and safety.
  • New LED beacons, worklights and large exterior mirrors provide greater safety.


The JCB 3CX backhoe loader has a high performing excavator with excellent reach up to 6.4m and digging depth to 5.4m. With a digging capability of up to 50m³/HR and sideshift, you can achieve 15% more ground coverage.

  • The extending dipper design provides up to 1.2m of infinite variable reach and dig depth and can be packaged into a compact size when moving.
  • Auto Stabiliser with Auto Level now allow the operator to deploy stabilisers automatically and either deploy only or deploy and level the machine.
  • Sideshift allows you to offset the excavator and dig parallel to buildings.
  • Lifting kits enable the machine to carry out lifting operations. Hose burst check valves and an audible warning alarm maximise site safety.
  • Large choice of attachments include buckets up to 950mm, Jaw bucket and high performance breaker.
  • 201º bucket rotation gives outstanding spoil retention at full height.
  • Powerslide hydraulically repositions the excavator across the rear frame for fast and easy working, especially in tight spaces.
  • Our latest quickhitch makes attachment changing quick and safe.


The new 3.0 litre 55kW Stage V engine provides a mighty 440NM of torque, 10% more than our previous T4F version. With 4WD, this delivers greater loading and roading performance plus more pushing power.

  • High capacity shovel and loader provide excellent output, tear out and lift capacity.
  • Heavy-duty loader arms are shaped to enhance side truck loading.
  • 4 ram self-levelling loader arms automatically adjust for parallel lift to maximise load retention.
  • Auto SmoothRide System (SRS) engages at a pre-set speed, improving load retention and productivity when travelling on the road.
  • A 6-in-1 shovel enables the machine to do multiple jobs without switching attachments.
  • Tractive effort in the pile is maximised with the variable flow hydraulics and JCB’s Stage V Dieselmax engine.


The Special Edition 3CX backhoe has the new JCB Stage V engine with reduced cost of ownership, delivering a combined duty cycle efficiency of 7% compared with the previous Stage IV version. New features like Auto Stop and Auto 2WD/ 4WD also help to deliver optimum efficiency.

  • New JCB Stage V engine delivers 7% more fuel efficiency.
  • New Auto Stop feature shuts the machine down when not in use.
  • New Auto 2WD/ 4WD reduces tyre wear and fuel.
  • Livelink provides information to help monitor fuel usage.


The new JCB CommandPlus cab offers unbeatable comfort, space and low noise levels while a wealth of advanced features and technology make it the easiest to operate. A new colour display screen provides all the information you need.

  • New HVAC temperature controls are now fully electronic.
  • End boom damping makes cycle work smoother.
  • JCB CommandPlus cab is the perfect environment for all operators.
  • New 7’’ LCD display screen makes monitoring information quick and easy.


The new 3CX is full of safety features. New interior lights, large anti-slip steps and Hi-Vis yellow grab handles provide safer entering and exiting. It also has best-in-class visibility out of the cab, while new LED beacons make it visible from outside.  

  • Four integrated LED beacons ensure the machine can be seen from all angles.
  • Large exterior mirrors and ten optional LED worklights provide greater all-round visibility.
  • New interior lights illuminate both sides of the cab and the step area.
  • Anti-slip steps and new Hi-Vis grab handles provide safer entering and exiting.


The new 3CX is our most easy to service backhoe loader yet. Automated daily checks of all fluid levels and air filter on start-up and auto DPF regeneration allows the 3CX do the work for you. 

  • 500-hour fuel filter change.
  • Wide opening 1-piece bonnet for easy access to whole engine bay.
  • Refuelling is carried out at ground level to save lifting drums and avoid spillage.
  • The new 7" display provides the operator with all the information on machine health alerts.