JCB 3CX Compact Backhoe

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  • Side-shift chassis to dig square holes and work near walls and fences
  • Compact dimensions and 35 percent smaller footprint to operate in confined spaces
  • Skid steer quick-hitch to engage skid steer attachments for superior versatility
  • 4-wheel steer is standard, for enhanced maneuverability
  • 25 mph (40 km/h) road speed to move quickly between job sites for greater productivity



  • The 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader features ranges, selectable at the touch of a button.
  • Excavator joystick controls are fit as standard, for ease-of-use, smooth control-ability and improved operator comfort.
  • A fully adjustable air-suspension seat minimizes operator fatigue.
  • Dash-mounted display provides information needed for efficient and productive loading and travel.
  • An in-cab12 V auxiliary circuit powers personal accessories, such as cell phones.
  • A standard-fit SAE+/ISO+ control pattern switch enables customization to suit operator preferences.


  • The JCB Diesel by Kohler 74 hp (55 kW) engine requires no DPF, eliminating the need for costly replacement filters and productivity-sapping regeneration, and reducing downtime. Additionally, the engine requires no DEF, further reducing operating costs and hassle for operators.
  • Industry-leading 500-hour service intervals and simple, ground-level daily checks for maximum uptime.
  • The 3CX COMPACT delivers high power and torque at low engine speeds –as low as 1,300–1,400 RPM—for fuel efficient matching of engine speed and hydraulics.
  • With a 25 mph (40 km/h) maximum speed, the 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader can move quickly between job sites, potentially eliminating the need to rent or purchase a truck and trailer to transport the machine.
  • The 3CX COMPACT comes standard with a 2-year/2,000-hour full, bucket-to-bucket warranty, to mitigate the impact of unscheduled repairs and maintenance. The warranty is transferable with ownership of the machine.


  • The 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader is 35 percent smaller than a conventional, full-size backhoe (attachment dependent). At only 6 feet 7 inches (2.00 m) wide, the 3CX COMPACT ideal for working within gardens, parks, single-lane roadways and small construction sites. It’s height of less than 10 feet (3.05 m) allows access to confined work sites, such as low level buildings and basements.
  • The 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader also has a travel height of just 9 feet (2.74 m), for easier transport between work sites.
  • With a 25 mph (40 km/h) road speed, travel times to and around job sites are reduced, for greater productivity.
  • For comfortable, productive operators, the 3CX COMPACT comes standard with an air-conditioned cab. An equally spacious canopy option in also available.


  • The 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader is a versatile solution for utility companies, landscapers, cemeteries, municipalities and other operators that require the excavating and material handling capabilities of a large machine in a compact size. With an operating weight of just 13,514 lb (6,130 kg), 4-wheel steering and rubber tires, the 3CX COMPACT is also ideal for road repair applications.
  • The 3CX COMPACT is equipped with a skid steer loader quick-hitch, to engage skid steer attachments for superior versatility and adaptability.
  • For added flexibility, the available hand-held tool circuit can power a wide range of attachments, such as water pumps, disc cutters, augers, handheld breakers and more.


  • JCB is the world’s leading manufacturer of backhoe loaders, and JCB backhoes are known for manufacturing quality, operational reliability and high residual values.
  • The 3CX COMPACT backhoe loader is a high-specification machine that provides maximum value for the acquisition investment. A full range of attachments further increases versatility to enable greater returns.
  • Tested and proven components for enhanced reliability and maximum uptime.
  • The 3CX COMPACT comes standard with a 2-year/2,000-hour bucket-to-bucket warranty, to provide the ultimate peace of mind. The warranty is transferable with ownership of the machine, to boost resale values.
  • LiveLink telematics is standard, to monitor machine usage and geo-location at all times.





Max. Dig Depth: 14 ft 3 in (4.33 m)
Gross Engine Power: 74 hp (55 kW)
Loader Bucket Breakout: 8,285 lbf (3,758 kgf)


  • 3-speed hydrostatic transmission
  • 2WS/4WS capability and permanent 4WD
  • Michelin Power CL 340/80 R18 tires
  • Vari-speed
  • Cab with heat and A/C
  • Cloth suspension seat
  • 12-foot fixed dipper
  • Advanced EasyControls for excavator-end
  • Hammer excavator pipework
  • 18-inch excavator bucket with teeth
  • 5/8-inch loader pipework with constant flow capability
  • JCB Smoothride System (SRS) and Return to Dig (RTD)
  • Quick hitch 78-inch GP loader bucket with toe plate
  • Skid steer loader quick hitch
  • 110 V engine block heater
  • LiveLink telematics