JCB Introduces the world’s first Backhoe Loader with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and its largest Made in India 38 Ton Tracked Excavator at Excon 2017

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Chandigarh, December 13, 2017: JCB India Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment, showcased an exciting line up of innovative and intelligent machines at the 9th edition of Excon 2017 in Bangalore.

Known for products with state-of-the-art technology and innovation in design, JCB India is now leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and Internet of Things in its products and services. The new range of intelligent machines exhibit the blend of technology and digital innovation to meet the demand for world class machines to build India’s Next Gen Infrastructure.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited said “We are, as always, delighted to be a part of Excon, South Asia’s largest Construction Equipment Exhibition. Through continual innovation, range of intelligent machines is being used in infrastructure projects, and not only in India, but also in over 85 countries where JCB’s ‘Made in India’ machines have been exported to.

We have made the iconic JCB Backhoe Loader even better with the introduction of five world’s first features, including an AMT which is an Automated Manual Transmission called Easy Shift. In line with our philosophy of being a Full Range Infrastructure Equipment Partner, we have also introduced our largest ‘Made in India’ machine – the JCB 380LC, a 38T Tracked Excavator.

Innovation has always been the cornerstone of JCB’s philosophy. On the back of this year’s theme of ‘Smart Technologies: Fuelling the Next Generation Infra’, we have introduced smart and digitally enhanced technologies in our products and services. We are stepping up our offerings to provide the latest solutions based on the evolving customer trends through customer centric apps and by integrating Internet of Things through our advanced Telematics Technology, Livelink.”

JCB India’s pavilion theme resonates with the theme of Excon 2017 of Fuelling Next Gen Infra building by using smart and innovative technologies. Excon saw JCB showcase its commitment towards providing a world class digital experience to its customers as it introduced multiple mobile applications which ensures all the relevant information is just a click away for users.

Applications such as JCB Livelink, Smart Diagnostic, Parts E-sell and Digital product manuals will re-define how customers interact with manufacturers. They are all aimed at improving the overall customer experience by providing all the important information in real time.

JCB at its exhibition area had a dedicated “Livelink Zone” which was set up to provide a Virtual Reality tour on JCB’s Innovation & Future Telematics Technology. It gave visitors a real-time experience of the new features of its advanced telematics technology - Livelink.

JCB India is the first manufacturer in the world to offer Easy Shift AMT on a Backhoe Loader. It allows gear shifting to take place with no operator effort through a rotating knob below steering wheel thus, replacing the gear lever. This facilitates ease of operation, a rested operator and also ensures better productivity.

This new Backhoe Loader is packed with 30 new innovative features, including 15 industry firsts, and five World’s first such as an SOS switch, Economy and Power Mode, Guide me home, Smart App machine Diagnostics.

Being a full range infrastructure equipment partner, JCB also introduced an all new 38T Tracked Excavator with two variants – the JCB 380LC Xtra and the JCB 380LC Quarry Master (QM). The JCB380LCQM offers 16% Higher Lifting Capacity owing to a combination of high hydraulic power and high operating weight and provides 6% more output while handling blocks. The JCB Dieselmax engine return a 3% high fuel efficiency and generates high torque at low speed to suit the job needs.

The JCB 380LC Xtra comes with a powerful engine and its hydraulic performance gives the power to do more than expected. The wide range of heavy duty buckets can be used as per different applications and strata to maximise output which is available from 1.4 to 2.3 cu.m. Power boost feature increases hydraulic system pressure to provide higher digging force and lifting capacity when needed.

The JCB 116 Soil Compactor is a first in the industry to have Compaction Monitoring System (CMS) integrated with Livelink. The CMS ensures uniform compaction by optimising the overall compaction process. The on-board Digital display for real time monitoring ensures accuracy in compaction, helps to reduce number of passes and saves fuel and time. This unique system not only improves the quality of compaction, but also provides real time alerts on over-compaction.

The Loader Productivity Management System (LPMS) in the JCB455ZX helps in real time monitoring of individual weight of loaded bucket, Total Accumulated Weight, Tare weight, and Number of loaded buckets. Its integration with JCB LiveLink is another Industry First that is used to transmit the monitored value to server for analytics and report generation.

Excon also saw JCB introducing its range of Livelink enabled Diesel Gensets. The new range of diesel generators is designed to meet user requirements in terms of performance, serviceability, strength, safety and space. On display was the comprehensive range of world class Gensets ranging from 125kVA to 200kVA.

Also on display was the revolutionary range of Material Handling Equipment – the Telehandlers, the Skid Steer Loaders and the Super Loader. JCB has been pioneering the concept of Telehandlers globally since 1977 and has remained the world's first choice in this segment ever since. In India, JCB offers three variants of Telehandlers – a 7m lift height machine known as the 530-70, an 11m lift height machine known as 530-110, and a 17m lift height machine which is the imported 540-170. The 7m Telehandler is the Waste Master machine; designed for the waste recycling industry.

These machines are extensively used for material handling applications such as loading, unloading, placing and lifting material at various heights and reaches. Through the use of various attachments, this versatile machine offers the perfection of 4 machines in 1.

JCB Skid Steers are the world’s safest Skid Steers as they come with a unique side door entry. This compact and versatile machine is available in two variants - the 135 and the 155. Skid Steers are ideal to operate in urban infrastructure applications or for narrow and areas which space is a restriction.

The JCB Super Loader is a perfect blend of value, versatility and performance. It is designed as a dedicated loader for loading applications at higher heights. At present, JCB offers two variants in the Indian market, a 3.1m dump height machine and a machine with a 4.0m dump height.

This range of JCB machines was accompanied by a wide range of attachments such as Rock Breakers, Power Grab, Unloading Rock, Concrete Block Handler, Vibratory Roller, Industrial Grappler, General Purpose Shovel, Side Shift Fork, Crane Hook - Fork Mounted, Man Platform, Side Dump Bucket and Rib Erectors among others which were also seen on display.

JCB also showcased its state-of-the-art range of ecoMAX engine – 6 cylinder mechanical and 4 cylinder Common rail NA. JCB began manufacturing engines in India in 2011 at its state-of-the-art engine facility at

Delhi – NCR. The ecoMAX engine is the first engine in India that has been developed exclusively for off highway applications and is available in a wide range of naturally aspirated and turbo-charged variants. Today, over 1,50,000 of these ‘Made in India’ engines are operating successfully in the Indian market.

The 3T and 5T Mini Excavator – known as the JCB30Plus and the latest addition of JCB 51R were also on display. These power packed machines take productivity to new heights as it is clearly a leader in its class, when it comes to lifting and stability; combined with high tractive effort, tracking speed and pushing power. The machine is reliable and robust with a fast cycle time which in turn increases productivity. The machine is an ideal equipment to use in restricted spaces such as in urban infrastructure applications and pipeline work etc.

JCB Consumer Products along with its state-of-the-art range of Handtools, and Powertools were also on display. The range of JCB shoes, apparels and items were on display.

All these world class products are backed by a strong dealership network with over 60 dealers and 650 outlets covering the entire country. Not only that, many of the large equipment comes with Premier Line Support packages which are designed to give maximum value to our esteemed customers. It is a comprehensive range of customised support packages, innovatively designed to offer real time and proactive product support solutions.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017