• 3CX ECO Backhoe Loader

3CX ECO Backhoe Loader

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.

Build quality and reliability

  • 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.


  • 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

Key features

  • World’s most efficient backhoe across typical duty cycles
  • Efficient 3-pump hydraulic system
  • 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
  • Redesigned cab