JCB 3CX Compact Backhoe Loader Featured in Equipment Today Contractors’ Top 50 Products for 2016

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Company's newest backhoe offers smaller footprint, greater maneuverability for today's congested job sites

“The 3CX compact has certainly received much attention since it was launched in September 2015, and it’s quite gratifying to see that so many contractors want to learn more about it."-- Thom Peebles, Vice President of Marketing, JCB North America

JCB’s 3CX compact backhoe has been named among Equipment Today magazine’s Contractors’ Top 50 Products for 2016. Winning products represent today’s leading edge of innovation, quality, efficiency and environmental conservation in the construction equipment field.

To determine which products made the Top 50 list, the editorial teams from Equipment Today and its website,, compiled product inquiries and web page views from new products featured in the magazine over a 12-month period from May 2015 to April 2016.

“It’s always an honor to have one of our machines recognized as tops in the construction equipment industry,” said Thom Peebles, Vice President of Marketing for JCB North America. “The 3CX compact has certainly received much attention since it was launched in September 2015, and it’s quite gratifying to see that so many contractors want to learn more about it. At JCB, our goal is to design and manufacture innovative new machines that help construction professionals be more efficient and productive. Being named to this prestigious list shows that we’re achieving our goals.”

JCB’s 60-plus years of backhoe loader expertise went into the development of the 3CX compact model, which is designed as a solution for today’s smaller construction sites and congested urban areas. The 3CX compact combines a compact excavator’s digging power and ease of use with the capabilities of a compact wheel loader. Its smaller footprint, high visibility and maneuverability make it particularly useful for the utility, cemetery and municipal markets. JCB engineers and designers say the machine is both easy and intuitive to use, and with pilot controls, can suit operators of both backhoes and excavators.

“Contractors striving to complete projects on time and on budget recognize the Contractors' Top 50 New Products as important tools to boost productivity, increase efficiency and enhance profitability on their jobsites,” said Becky Schultz, Equipment Today editor. “To compete in today’s market, contractors need the types of features and capabilities these unique and innovative new products have to offer.”

Information about the products featured in the Contractors’ Top 50 New Products for 2016 is available in Equipment Today’s September issue and on the Equipment Channel at To learn more about JCB’s 3CX compact backhoe loader, or any of its other equipment for the construction, agricultural, industrial, waste/recycling, rental and landscaping industries, visit


JCB is a privately-owned, global company that manufactures over 300 different machines from 22 plants on four continents including the United Kingdom, India, Brazil and the United States. Equipment lines offered include: backhoe loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers, excavators, wheel loaders, rough terrain forklifts, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, compaction equipment and the unique Fastrac tractor. For more information, visit

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