The JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader combines superior strength with low ownership costs, exceptional serviceability, and enhanced comfort to create the ultimate general purpose construction machine.

With best-in-class productivity, performance and efficiency, and versatility-enhancing options and comprehensive warranty package, the JCB 3CX backhoe loader is an essential asset for large fleets, rental yards and smaller operations.

The JCB 3CX backhoe loader comes standard with a 2-year/2,000-hour bucket-to-bucket transferable warranty.

BHL 3CX Centre Mount with Trenching Bucket


The JCB 3CX backhoe loader is available with either a canopy or climate-controlled, positive-pressure cab. The operator station is the largest in its class, and all controls are ergonomically positioned, for improved comfort and productivity.

  • The conventional manual control system on the JCB 3CX backhoe loader is easy and comfortable to operate. For smooth and improved controllability, tower-mounted excavator joystick controls are available.
  • JCB suspension seats, with standard-fit armrests, reduce operator fatigue. A12 V power source in the operator station can be used to charge personal electronic devices and accessories.
  • With numerous lockable storage options on-board the JCB 3CX backhoe loader, tools are easy to carry and access.

    With up to 45 percent greater loader breakout forces, and nearly 25 percent greater excavator breakout forces, than its closest competitor, the JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader is the most productive affordable cost machine available in the market today.

  • High ground clearance allows the JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader to excel on uneven terrain, and standard 4WD and a rear limited-slip differential ensure maximum traction in the toughest conditions (2WD can always be selected to reduce tire wear during road travel).
  • The boom and dipper are of equal length, allowing the operator to dig closer to the machine, reducing the need to reposition while trenching, which saves time and fuel. Additionally, powerful slew forces enable fast and controllable trench backfilling.

    The JCB 3CX chassis, boom, loader arms and other structural components are all subjected to prolonged high-stress loading, and the transmission is tested over thousands of cycles.

  • JCB uses stress-relieved fabrication for the 3CX backhoe boom, and heats it to over 1202˚F (650˚C), to double the expected boom life.
  • Rear stabilizers are equipped with twin directional hose-burst check valves (HBCVs), which prevent the stabilizer legs from moving during operation or falling while traveling, even if a hose fails.
  • Boom and dipper hoses are inside the rear structures of the machine, and kingpost hoses are enclosed in a flexible, robust conduit to keep them from snagging or sustaining damage. Similarly, the stabilizer cylinders are protected from damage by standard-fit guards.

    Daily checks are performed automatically upon key-on by JCB’s innovative AutoCHECK system. In less than three seconds, the 3CX backhoe loader automatically reviews eight under-the-hood checkpoints and provides a green light to start working, or advises if attention is needed.

  • The 3CX is equipped with a one-piece hood that opens easily, without having to remove extra panels. The battery is positioned at the front of the machine, behind a locked grill, for quick and easy access.
  • All of routine servicing for the 3CX, including greasing and refueling, are easily and safely performed at ground level. The hydraulic tank is mounted outboard for similarly easy access.
  • The 3CX requires no time-consuming dust bowl or pre-cleaner, saving operator time and improving forward visibility. The JCB scavenge-design air filter discharges dirt via the exhaust, to extend the air filter life.
  • Most Popular Configuration

    BHL Roading
    • 4-speed F/R manual transmission
    • 4WD
    • 14x17.5 10PR (F) + 19.5x24 12PR (R) Galaxy industrial tires
    • Limited-slip differential (rear)
    • Low-roof cab or canopy
    • Vinyl suspension seat
    • 14-foot extending dipper
    • Manual controls for excavator-end
    • Hammer excavator pipework
    • 24-inch excavator bucket with teeth
    • 3/8-inch loader pipework
    • Return to Dig (RTD)
    • 88-inch direct-mount GP loader bucket with toe plate
    • 3-inch seat belt
    • LiveLink telematics

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