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Front loader?

Post #1 by SiH » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:25 pm

Could any of you fellas tell me if the front loader arms on my JCB 3C2 are the same distance apart as 3cx’s by any chance? I’ve got a standard bucket on the 3c2 and wouldnt mind a 4in1 or similar in the future, so it would be good to know if later buckets even quickfit backplates maybe? would fit.
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Re: Front loader?

Post #2 by essexpete » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 pm

I have a feeling that the buckets are interchangeable but perhaps someone with a a 3CX might be able to have a quick measure for you. You will need a third service. On our first 1970 Mk11 the 4in1 spool looked like an addition albeit from new. The single lever was used on the normal double spool plus a separate lever for the 4in1. Not the easiest layout to use. The Mk 111 had three separate levers on a triple spool.


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Re: Front loader?

Post #3 by essexpete » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:34 am

Simon I asked on one of the farming forums for you. One reply that said ther dimensions are different.


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Re: Front loader?

Post #4 by SiH » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:15 pm

Thanks Pete for taking the time to do that, and for your info on the 3rd service. It looks like I’ll have to think again eh!? ;)


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Re: Front loader?

Post #5 by essexpete » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Well it might not be so bad if you could find a triple spool from a breaker but I guess by the time you pipe it up and buy a half decent bucket it would be expensive.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1968-JCB-3C- ... 2921787441

1970 Mk 2 looks similar in the cab with 2 levers to our first one.


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