The JCB 3CX ECO is the world’s number one backhoe loader (along with the JCB 4CX ECO). The 3CX ECO is a product of JCB’s Efficient Design philosophy, responding to rising fuel prices and environmental concerns with class-leading efficiency and low running costs.

In typical roading, loading, excavating and idle cycles, this backhoe loader, equipped with a powerful 63 kW DIESELMAX engine, actually delivers an average fuel saving of up to 16%, plus lower emissions and noise levels. And, with extended tank range, you benefit from a longer, more productive working day.

  • World’s most efficient backhoe across typical duty cycles
  • Powered by JCB’s renowned Dieselmax engines
  • Integrated quickhitch with forks – best-in-class visibility and lift capacity
  • Best-in-class backhoe output – more material moved per hour
  • Efficient 3-pump hydraulic system
  • Redesigned cab


Maximum Digging Depth
4.24 m
Maximum Engine Power
63kW (92hp)
Maximum Operating Weight
7701 kg


  • Heavy duty reinforced excavator end with replaceable wear plates on the bucket and dipper to provide protection from abrasive material such as rock.
  • Steel fenders, bonnets and nose are fitted to enhance protection on the loader end against damage.
  • Purpose designed JCB drivetrain with JCB Dieselmax engine, JCB transmission, and JCB axles for optimum productivity and excellent efficiency.
  • Simple gear-pump hydraulic system for reliability and long-term durability.


  • Ergonomic operator station with fully adjustable deluxe seat
  • Large, easy to access platform allows plenty of leg room in every operating position.
  • The braking system provides optimal machine control while roading or traveling between sites.
  • Dedicated lockable storage provides operator with ample storage space.
  • Pedal positions has been redesigned and lowered to improve ergonomics and operator comfort.
  • Optional enclosed cab is rubber-mounted and isolated to ensure low noise and vibration levels.


  • Narrow-profile boom and dipper are fitted for superb visibility when conducting excavation work.
  • Equal length boom and dipper enables maximum reach and longer trenches without re-positioning machine.
  • Efficient hydraulic system provides big tearout forces—perfect for hard ground and arduous digging.
  • 4-ram parallel lift loader arms and sloping bonnet line provide great visibility to the front shovel.
  • Formidable shovel breakout forces of 6010 kgf
  • Fit with standard 1.0m3 GP shovel


  • Power brakes system provides proportional braking throughout the pedal travel for improved braking effort and control.
  • The Hydraulic Speed Control (HSC)—which combine with high torque at low engine speed—gives more tractive effort, faster cycle times, excellent pushing power and hill climbing performance.
  • In challenging conditions, the Limiting Slip Differential (LSD) axles automatically kick in to provide additional traction.