JCB is a master of all trades
The new JCB 3CX is 35pc smaller but retains all the power of its bigger predecessors
The JCB stand is always a big attraction at the Ploughing and that will continue this week with the news that a shrunken down version of the digger that made JCB famous around the world has been launched.
The backhoe loader was invented by JCB founder Joseph Cyril Bamford in 1953, and more than 600,000 have since been produced. Now, following a multi-million pound investment, JCB has answered the call for a more compact machine with a hi-tech 3CX backhoe loader that is 35pc smaller than the standard model - but one that retains all the power and speed of its bigger brother.
Key features include:
Compact dimensions - just 1.9m wide and 2.74m high for maximum manoeuvrability
Rapid travel - 40km/h hydrostatic transmission, 17pc faster travel speed than the 2CX
Total control - servo excavator levers and smooth hydraulics deliver 19pc more flow
Maximum manoeuvrability - 4WS provides a 5.8m turning circle
Highly versatile - a choice of 2CX and skid steer hitches plus an excavator quick-hitch