Posted March 28, 2016

JCB's 3CX Backhoe Now Available with Pilot Controls

The entry-level 3CX, a 14-ft., full-size backhoe loader from JCB, is now available with pilot controls. Adding pilot controls lets operators easily adapt from operating an excavator to a backhoe without having to change the way they are used to working. 

jcb-3cx The US-built machine has a 13,063-lb. loader breakout force and 6,354-lbf loader lift capacity to its full height. The excavator bucket has a 13,942-lb. breakout force and is powered by a JCB EcoMax Tier 4 Final engine delivering 74 hp. This efficient power plant has no requirement for a costly Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or any form of exhaust after-treatment such as DEF, reducing operating costs and allowing for quicker turnaround time between rentals.

Customers have recently asked that JCB develop pilot controls for the 3CX, which traditionally has been offered only with manual controls. JCB engineers have completed the development of this technology with pilot controls now offered as optional equipment. Other options include a climate-controlled cab, hammer pipework, an extending dipper and loader pipework.

The 3CX comes standard with daily fluid auto-checks and JCB LiveLink telematics, allowing users to monitor machine performance and maintenance needs. Owners are alerted via email or text message if the machine continues to operate with a fault alert. The 3CX is the only backhoe on the market to offer this feature.  

It's backed by the company's five-year warranty.