The JCB 3CX backhoe-loader's refinements include a redesigned canopy, revised gearing to boost travel speeds to 22 mph, new servo brakes, redesigned loader geometry, V-shaped bucket-side panels to facilitate pipe handling, and a damage-resistant “soft nose.” It now uses a Tier-3 DieselMax engine, available in either 92- or 100-horsepower versions with increased torque. Backhoe-bucket breakout force is up 18 percent, and dipper breakout force is up 10 percent. Dipper-lift and boom-lift capacities are up 10 percent; loader-bucket breakout force is up 15 percent. Revised auxiliary-hydraulic circuits now allow using single-direction attachments and bi-directional implements. Estimated list price: $80,000 to $170,000.