JCB 3CX Contractor

The JCB 3CX Contractor is an extremely robust machine that can tackle any contracting job, no matter how large or small. This machine offers the ultimate in manoeuvrability, its tight turning circle and switchable steering modes allowing it to work in any location with minimum disruption and maximum productivity.

The JCB 3CX is a product of JCB’s efficient design philosophy, responding to today’s rising fuel prices and environmental concerns with class-leading efficiency and low running costs. In short, they’ve applied innovative technologies to squeeze the absolute maximum out of every drop of fuel.



Bucket Dig Force
11847 lbs (5,374 kg)
Dig Depth
14 ft (4 m)
Dig Depth - Extended
18 ft (5 m)
Load Height
12.6 ft (4 m)
Load Height - Extended
15.5 ft (5 m)
Reach at Load Height - Extended
12.1 ft (4 m)
Reach From Swivel
17.7 ft (5 m)
Reach From Swivel - Extended
21.4 ft (7 m)


Ground Clearance
1.3 ft (0 m)
Height to Top of Suspended Cab
9.6 ft (3 m)
Transport Length
18.5 ft (6 m)
Transport Width
7.4 ft (2 m)


268.6 cu in (0 m)
Gross Power
100 hp (75 kw)
Net Max Torque
417 lbs/ft
Net Power
97.6 hp (73 kw)
Number of Cylinders
Power Measured @
2200 rpm
Torque Measured @
1300 rpm

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow Capacity
21.4 gal/min (81 l/min)
Pump Type
open centre systen w/ twin gear pumps and hydraulic speed control
Relief Valve Pressure
3650 psi


Bucket Breakout Force
14398 lbs (6,531 kg)
Bucket Capacity
1.4 cu yds (1 m)
Bucket Width
88 in (224 cm)
Clearance at Max Dump Height
9 ft (3 m)
Dig Depth
4 in (10 cm)
Lift Capacity
3199 lbs (1,451 kg)
Reach at Max Dump Height
2.6 ft (1 m)

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage
95 A
Cooling System Fluid Capacity
4.9 gal (19 l)
Front Axle Fluid Capacity
4.3 gal (16 l)
Fuel Capacity
42.3 gal (160 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity
34.9 gal (132 l)
Max Weight
17791.4 lbs (8,070 kg)
Oil System Fluid Capacity
4 gal (15 l)
Operating Voltage
12 V V
Rear Axle Fluid Capacity
4.3 gal (16 l)
Tire Size Front - 2wd / 4wd
16/17x20 10PR traction or industrial
Transmission Fluid Capacity
4.3 gal (16 l)
Turning Radius
22.7 ft (7 m)


Rear Tyre size
18.4x26 12PR traction or industrial


Max Speed
23.8 mph (38 kph)
Max Speed - Reverse
23.8 mph (38 kph)
Number of Forward Gears
Number of Reverse Gears
Transmission Type
automatic powershift

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