Last updated on October 7th, 2023 at 05:31 pm
How to operate jcb 3dx? Now most of you want to learn to use JCB and may be searching for an easy way to work JCB 3DX. But let me tell you it’s really confusing. and it takes approx six months to learn in a good manner. Here in this blog, we have tried to teach you efficiently.
What else you will read in this blog?
Besdie this, how to operate JCB 3DX? you will see the detailed review of the JCB Backhoe loader review with images and price. So read this blog till last. and learn about JCB.
What is the full form of JCB?
The full form of JCB is Joseph Cyril Bamford.
n 1953, JCB introduced one of the most pioneering machines to ever enter the market. The MK 1 excavator had a loader mounted on the front and a hydraulic excavator fitted to the rear. It was the world’s first backhoe loader; one machine that could perform a variety of jobs.
Today, 1 out of every 2 backhoes sold across the globe is a JCB. Over the decades, the world’s most iconic machine has constantly evolved to meet its customers’ changing demands.
How to operate jcb 3dx?
Before start learning How to operate JCB 3dx? first, we have to learn how to start the JCB 3DX engine and what things we should keep in mind before driving it. because this is not like cars these are construction machines below we have shown step by step guide to learn driving and operating JCB machines.
How to start JCB 3DX?
So to start the JCB 3DX engine on the right of the JCB operator seat there is a small instrument cluster is providing showing engine RPM, light controls, fuel gauge and engine temperature etc. a key slot is provided over it and an accelerator hand lever is also provided on it as you can see in the images. Read More
so you need to assure that your JCB is in a neutral position. to put jcb into neutral gear there is a forward and reveres stick provided on the left side of the steering Make sure that this stick remains in the center position.
Because if you shift this stick forward jcb will move forward and vice versa. and engage the hand brake lever by pulling it upward direction. and now you can start the engine by rotating the key just like cars.
How to drive the JCB 3DX on the road?
So above we have learned how to start the JCB engine but driving it is another game. So as we know that JCB doesn’t comes with a clutch pedal. and this is a construction machine which is designed for digging and loading work.Read More
So we have to keep one thing in our mind driving you have to keep several. like the position of the stabilizer, front loader bucket and rear backhoe excavator.
- First, check the front bucket loader arm position and slightly raised the front arm by moving the loader arm and bucket control lever. as shown in the images.
- Second, your JCB loader bucket should be raised above ground level at a safe height and it should not be more than 3ft because it could block your outside view.
- The third is to make sure your JCB stabilizer must be released and it should not be in contact with the ground because if you do not release it JCB wheels cannot get enough traction. and Stabliser pedals are located below the boom and excavator control as shown in the images.
- And last check the position of the hand-operated parking lever. And before operating JCB make sure your engine oil level, engine coolant level and hydraulic fluid level.
After following the above 4 steps you are ready to drive your JCB and now let’s learn?
- If you are using JCB 2DX or JCB 3DX company has provided a 4-speed gear knob on the right side of the driver and a forward and reverse engaging stick on the left side of the steering.
- Below the steering, you have two brake pedals one for each side and a foot accelerator.
- First, move the stick forward and engage the first gear as soon as you do this your jcb will start moving automatically and press the accelerator for getting speed.
- And shift up to fourth gear and accelerate it you jcb can achieve up to 40 km/h speed. and apply the brake to stop the machine.
- The same thing is for the reverse just move the stick backwards to move jcb in the reverse direction.
We have shown the respective images as per the direction to make you understand better.
How To Operate JCB 3DX Loader and Excavator?
How to Operate JCB 3DX Loader?
So to operate the front loader company has provided a dedicated lever to control both the loader arm and bucket motion. as you can see in the images we have shown. in my opinion front loader operation is quite easy to control.Read More
And it doesn’t require much practice as well. so this single-gear knob has four functions two are for moving the loader arm up and down and another is for the loader bucket up and down.
So first move the loader lever down by moving the lever forward and then move your lever to the left side it will move your loader bucket in a position so that it can collect the material you want to load like sand and rocks etc. then move your JCB in the forward direction to get digging effect to collect material in the bucket.
After this, you want to drop the material on the truck. so for this move your loader lever in a downward direction it will move your loader arm in an upward direction then drive your JCB to the place you want to dump. and then move the loader lever on the right side to move the loader bucket rotating downwards to drop the material on the truck or place.
How to Operate JCB 3DX Excavator?
So operating a JCB 3DX excavator is quite confusing and requires a focused mind and practice. and you need to practice before start operating the excavator. and saying this because you are using two levers and each leaver has four functions. Read More
And in addition to this, you also have to keep an eye on the place where you are working. but believe me, after following these steps you will be able to learn about operating excavators easily and we have provided some videos also.
So let’s start, so to get a perfect dig first we need to know about the two levers which are provided behind the operator seats along with the stabilizer up/down levers as shown in the above images.
You can see here there are two levers here. Each lever controls up to four functions so the lever you see here in the image on the left side controls the boom function in a cross pattern. like if you want to move JCB 3dx boom left/right then move your gear lever left and right in the respective direction as shown in the images. even the boom-controlling knob has a mark over it for better understanding.
On the other hand, if you want to move your boom in an upward and downward direction then move your knob towards you for the boom to move upward direction. and vice versa.
On the other, an arm and bucket are attached to it. so if you move the right knob on the left side the arm moves up and as you move the knob on the right side the arm moves down. whereas when you move the knob in the downward direction bucket holds the material.
and if you want to drop the material which gets collected in the bucket move the knob in an upwards direction.
So to get a perfect dig move your boom in the desired direction by following the steps explained above. and move your boom downwards by moving the knob forward.
And then move your right knob upward direction to bring the bucket into the digging position and moves the arm down by moving the knob on the right side.
after that move your bucket arm to collect the material by using the right knob left and in an upward direction.
Here you can see the video we have shown to see learn the process we have shown here.
JCB 3DX Backhoe Loader Review 2023
Well, above we have learned How to Operate JCB 3DX or 2DX? but here we will see a complete review of this interesting machine. and we have also provided lots of exterior images of JCB so that you can understand clearly this machine.
What are the different models of JCB Backhoe loaders?
Currently in India, we have 7 models available of JCB backhoe loader. we have different configurations and features of these models named mentioned below.
- JCB 2DX Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 3DX Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 3DX Plus Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 3DX Xtra Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 3DX Super Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 4DX Backhoe Loader.
- JCB 3DXL Plus Backhoe Loader.
Exterior Design of JCB 3DX Backhoe Loader (View Brausher)
So let’s start from the front, basically, a JCB Backhoe loader has the same design as the tractors. additionally, the company has added some hydraulic cylinders, Arms and buckets. to lift for loading purposes. You have a bonnet of narrow design just like a tractor’s housing engine. Read More
But usually, headlights in tractors remain mounted up front but in a backhoe loader headlights are provided on the bottom side of the cabin front windscreen along with the turn indicators. the headlights used in the JCB are of reflector types not LED.
Because these machines are not designed for driving on the roads much. on the other hand, tail Lights are also mounted on the back side of the cabinet high from the ground as you can see in the images.
Upfront of the bonnet a black radiator grille is provided which is hiding an engine radiator and a starting battery. this grille can be opened easily via a latch provided inside the cabin. on the other hand, two metal tanks are provided on either of the JCB bonnets.
Left side metal tank fluid for the hydraulics is stored along with fluid filter and level indicators. and these tanks store 92 litres of hydraulic fluid. and on the right side, you will get a diesel tank of 128 litres. and one more thing as we know that JCB 3dx cabin is high from the ground.
So it’s not an easy task to climb into the cabin. so to solve this problem JCB company has provided metal footrest attached to the metal tanks from both sides. you will get a two-foot rest tank on each side. moving on to the front loader section.
The loader arm is designed in D Shape, the side plate is inside & channels are outside. It resists twisting while entering in a pile making it ideal for tough applications. Whereas The “H” section has a bigger cross-sectional area & more welding area, making it a sturdier & reliable loader arm joint section.
A large Loader bucket is attached to the arm with a couple of linkages. this bucket is able to withstand 1800 kgf payload. to operate the front loader four hydraulic cylinders are attached to the front part. on which two are operating arm and the rest of the two is used to operate the front bucket.
Let’s talk about the cabin of a JCB Backhoe Loader. well the place of a JCB is purpose-built not for comfortable driving. inside the cabin, you will see lots of gearknob, a single seat and a cabin that provides 360 degrees view and is made up of glass. Read More
As this is a JCB design for construction so the why cabin interior of the JCB loader is designed to keep this thing in mind. so let’s get inside the machine and experience the cabin of a JCB machine.
Well, I you are thinking that you will get a smart key to this machine just like we usually get with cars. No, you will get a simple key to lock and unlock the JCB. this machine has two doors made up of glass. and two footrests are provided on either side of the machine.
As soon as you get into the cabin you will get a seat that is decently comfortable and designed for multiple uses like. you can slide and rotate the seat to operate the front loader and excavator. and a suspension is provided within the operator seat to absorb the jerks. because JCB doesnt have suspension.
Now I will explain what kind of features you will get? and above I have explained How to operate jcb 3dx? so you will find lots of gear levers around you like on the right side you will get a Gear knob to shift the gear.
And just behind the gear lever you will get a front loader to operate the knob and on the right side of it, you will get a hand-operated parking brake as you can see in the images we have shown here. now moving on the dashboard. a JCB backhoe loader has a different dashboard design as compared to cars.
The company has provided a small dashboard that has a small round analogue speedometer on the left side of the steering and a warning instrument cluster on the centre of the dashboard that shows a light on-off warning. Besides this, a power steering is provided here for easy manoeuvring the matching and it also has a rotating knob to rotate the steering with minimum effort.
Below the steering wheel, two metal brake pedals are provided. two brake pedals mean you can apply brakes on the right side and left side wheels individually by using the respective pedal it’s called skid control. like if you apply the right brake the machine will turn in the right direction in tight space.
And another pedal is for the accelerator. pedals are made up of metal and the JCB logo is engraved over them. and you might be thinking where is the clutch pedal in the JCB? So let me tell you backhoe loader comes with an automatic clutch system that doesn’t requires any clutch pedal we will explain it later.
Moving on the right side of the operator seat, a small instrument cluster has been provided that shows engine rpm and other engine information like fuel level and engine temperature level. and a hand-operated accelerator is provided to minimise human effort. you can use it by moving up and down to increase or decrease engine speed.
Auxiliary buttons are also provided on the instrument cluster and the engine starting key slot is also there. Besides this, a music system has been added to the JCB that helps the operator to spend a long duration inside the JCB while listening to music and two speakers are mounted on the roof.
I like this feature because we usually get bored after spending a long time on the machine. Besides this, a small electric fan is also provided inside the cabinet to keep the operator in comfort. Besides this on the top model, you do get an Air Conditioning system as well.
Talking about storage space, you will get a decent amount of storage space around the operator’s seat to carry your tools and papers. and you can use them to sit as well. cabin windows can be opened easily via a hand-operated lever provided over windows and there is no option for electric windows here.
The front glasses of the cabin are tinted which helps the cabin to keep it cooler and reduces the glare of the sun. there is an inner view mirror is monter front of the operator’s seat to keep an eye on what’s going on behind the machine. besides this, the roof o the machine is designed in a way that it provides maximum comfort during harsh weather climates.
And on the very start of this blog, I explained everything in detail that How to operate jcb 3dx? along with respective images.
Moving on to the side of the Backhoe Loader, you will see the large rear wheel of 16.9 x 28 – 12 PR (Industrial) and the front wheel of 9 x 16 – 16 PR. wheels are made up of steel with 10 mounting bolts on the rear wheel and 6 mounted bolts on the front wheels.Read More
The basic design is taken from the regular tractors and the company has added hydraulically operates arms, buckets and a spacious cabin the rest of the thing is the same as you can see in the images. and at the beginning of this blog, we have shown the image of a JCB with its part’s name. That will help you to know about the JCB.
One more thing as this is a backhoe loader it comes with fitted with auxiliary lights outside the cabin and the back and on the front of the cabinet other than headlights and tail light. because it’s necessary if you are working at night. it makes it easy to work at night and safe as well.
At last, moving on to the rear we have a Scorpio tail-inspired excavator which looks like it. as you can see in the images. this tail portion consists of a boom, dipper and bucket which is controlled via two levers provided inside that can you see at the beginning of the blog How to operate JCB 3dx? Read More
Besides this, behind the rear wheel, two stabilizers are provided to raise both rear wheels to keep the machine stable during operations. is controlled by the hand-operated levers provided below two levers along with boom control levers.
One more thing this boom can be slide left and right for different operations and boom sliding can be achieved via a button which can be seen on the instrument cluster and that boom can also be rotated 180 degrees as shown in the images. so that’s all about the design of a typical JCB backhoe loader.
JCB 3DX Plus Backhoe Loader 4WD/2WD Review 2023
|Max. Engine Power||55 kW (74 HP)|
|Loader Shovel Capacity||0.26 cu.m (260 litres)|
|Loader Dump Height||2.74 m (8.9 foot)|
|Excavator Bucket Capacity||0.26 cu.m (260 liters)|
|Max Dig Depth||1.1 cu.m (11 litres)|
JCB 3DX Plus Backhoe loader is identical to the 3DX model in terms of design. the thing you will get here is a high horsepower engine you will get a 4.4L turbo-charged water-cooled diesel engine which generates 74 hp and 400 nm of torque. Read More
On the other hand, for interiors, you will get the same interior layout but there are additional functions and features the company has added to it like, you will get a digital speedometer and gear position indicator. The previous model gets an analogue speedometer.
Moving on to the next instrument cluster which can be seen on the right side of the operator seat, here you will get an analogue tachometer and a large multi-informational display that show pretty much every information you will require as you can see in the images.
The rest of the thing in this model is exactly the same. you can see them we have shown in the images.
JCB 3DX Extra Backhoe Loader 4WD/2WD Review 2023
|Max. Engine Power||55 kW (74 HP)|
|Loader Shovel Capacity||1.1 cu.m (1100 litres)|
|Loader Dump Height||2.93 m (9.61 foot)|
|Excavator Bucket Capacity||0.3 cu.m (300 litres)|
|Max Dig Depth||5.05 cu.m (5050 litres)|
Now here comes another model of JCB 3dx called 3DX Extra it has a similar design just like the other JCB models. but it comes with extra loading capacity, extra digging performance and comes with an easy shift transmission system Read More
first, let’s talk about the exterior the exterior design is pretty much the same as the other 3DX model but with the extra boom, dipper and bucket is larger than the Plus so it can dig up to 5.05 cu.m or 5050 litres.
on the other hand, it has a high dump height and high shovel capacity you can read above in the table.
Moving inside the 3DX extra jcb you will find one thing it doesnt come with gear changing lever. It’s because it comes with an easy shift transmission system. means a gear lever is replaced by a column-mounted electric reversing shuttle switch and it has a gear selection system.
you can select the speed by rotating the knob and can change the forward and backward direction with the help of it. as you can see in the images we have shown. besides this, you will get air conditioning with this model.
JCB 3DX Super Backhoe Loader 4WD Review 2023
|Max. Engine Power||55 kW (74 HP)|
|Loader Shovel Capacity||1cu.m (1000 litres)|
|Loader Dump Height||2.91 m ( 9.54 foot)|
|Excavator Bucket Capacity||0.3 cu.m (300 litres)|
|Max Dig Depth||5.05 cu.m (5050 litres)|
so this JCB is designed for tough terrains and this JCB 3DX super can perform 6 functions like you can do Grabbing, Grading, Spreading, Dozing, Loading and Digging. This machine looks the same as the other JCB backhoe loader model.Read More
But the biggest change is it only comes with the four-wheel drive system and it had front large wheels and the front loader can perform up to 6 functions. on the other hand, it has all the features like 3dx Xtra. Besides this, its dipper length can be increased or decreased depending on the work.
Moving on to the inside of the 3DX super gets a comfortable cabin, it has a digital speedometer and secondary instrument cluster. it has luxury features like Air conditioning, Music system etc. and this model also gets easy shift transmission and you dont get any manual gear lever here. and the rest of the things you can see in the images.
JCB 4DX Backhoe Loader 4WD Review 2023
|Max. Engine Power||55 kW (74 HP)|
|Loader Shovel Capacity||1.2cu.m (1200 litres)|
|Loader Dump Height||2.93 m ( 9.54 foot)|
|Excavator Bucket Capacity||0.32-0.4 cu.m (320-400 litres)|
|Max Dig Depth||4.95-5.36 cu.m (4590-5360 litres)|
So if you want a high-performance JCB backhoe loader that not only performs better but also has a high productivity rate. than JCB 4dx is for you it comes with a four-wheel drive system. and it also has a maximum digging depth of up to 5360 litres, a loader sump height of 9.54 feet and a shovel capacity is 1200 litres. Read More
This means it’s more purpose friendly than the supermodel. on the other hand,e it has the highest digging capacity. and the excavator is centrally mounted like it can’t slide left and right just like the other models. it’s due to its digging capacity and performance.
On the other hand, it has cross stabilizers, not verticle. in my opinion cross stabilizer provides more stability during excavator operations. and these stabilizers fold upwards when not in use. and talking about its interiors are the same as the 3dx super models.
JCB 2DX Backhoe Loader 2WD Review 2023
|Max. Engine Power||36 kW (48.2 HP)|
|Loader Shovel Capacity||0.6 cu.m (600 litres)|
|Loader Dump Height||2.2 m ( 9.54 ft)|
|Excavator Bucket Capacity||0.18 cu.m (180 litres)|
|Max Dig Depth||3.02 cu.m (320 litres)|
This JCB 2DX model is comparatively smaller than the other 3dx model in size. due to this JCB 2DX is easy to drive into cities and congested areas where it’s not possible to take a large backhoe loader. and it can be used for multiple purposes like trenching and pipe laying, municipal solid waste material, cotton factories and paper factories etc.
It comes with a 4cylinder diesel engine that produces 48.2 horsepower. and its fuel-efficient too. it’s easy to drive. and its exterior design is almost same as the the other 3dx models. on the other hand interior of this JCB 2DX is also very much the same as the other backhoe loader.
But you will not get any air conditioning here instead of it you will get a fan. Besides this, if you have a 6-in-one shovel attached to the front arm then you will get an extra front bucket control lever. and it doesnt have easy shift transmission at the place of it you will get a manual shift knob. the rest of the things you can see in the images we have shown here.
Above paragraph, we have learned how to operate jcb 3dx? along with the respective images and videos. and we have also provided a review of different models of JCB so that you can get enough details about the various backhoe loader models of JCB.
One more thing is that the backhoe loader we get in Indis is a bit different than we get in international models like USA and Australia.
So comment below on we JCB model review you want from us.
FAQ on How to Operate JCB 3DX?
How do you start a JCB backhoe?
To start a backhoe you need to keep a couple of things in your mind. like your engine oil level, hydraulic levels and coolant lever should be up to the mark. and put the JCB into neutral, check the position of the front loader and excavator position and the stabilizer should be in the release position and then turn on the key just like any other car.
How do you operate a backhoe?
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