The JCB 3CX is a backhoe loader, which is a vehicle commonly used in the construction industry that consists of a tractor as the main body with a shovel fitted on to the front of it and a backhoe on the back. This type of vehicle was invented in 1953 by the process of fitting a backhoe and a loading bucket onto a farm tractor.
The biggest of the backhoe loaders from JCB are the JCB 3CX and the JCB 4CX. These models offer very high lifting abilities and good loader performance. The heavy-duty loader arms on these vehicles are resistant to twisting when digging is taking place, making for a stronger dig, and the high-reaching arms mean loading a high-sided vehicle is relatively easy.
The JCB 3CX and 4CX are for larger jobs and have the largest buckets of the backhoe loaders designed for moving a large amount in one go. There is also the option of adding an auxiliary hydraulic circuit which allows the user to switch between attachments such as a 6 in one shovel or a sweeper.