JCB India introduced the industry’s first fully Electric Excavator, the JCB 19C-1E at Excon. It also launched a 22 Ton Hydraulic Excavator on the NXT Platform that has been specially designed for Indian applications. Additionally, a 4 Ton Telescopic Handler, an Articulated Boom Lift AJ48 D and two new Mini Excavators for Smart Infrastructure, the 35Z HD and 37C HD were introduced. JCB’s Natural Gas Genset, the G125 NG was also launched.

JCB 19C-1E is a fully Electric Excavator making it a zero-emission machine. Four lithium-ion batteries power the machine for a full day on a single charge. With a significant focus on safety and productivity, JCB’s 2GO system safely isolates all controls as a secondary safety system. It’s auto-idle and auto kick-up redistribute power to preserve battery life. The machine has been introduced after rigorous testing and validation.

JCB India Introduces Industry’s First Fully Electric Construction Equipment; Displays Diverse Products
Deepak Shetty, CEO & Managing Director, JCB India, said, “Innovation and Sustainability are critical to our operations, and we continue to introduce products that significantly limit their impact on the environment. The JCB 19C-1E is the industry’s first fully electric excavator in India and is integral to JCB’s ‘Road to Zero’ initiative, a programme that we have been working on for the past few years. The machine has been tested extensively and has various built-in features that enhance safety and performance. With zero emissions and low noise, this new machine is ideal for Infrastructure development in urban areas and in indoor jobs.”

JCB launched two more Mini Excavators, the 35Z HD and the 37C HD. Both machines come with heavy-duty structures and have easy manoeuvrability due to their compact size. The 5-ton Mini Excavator range comprising of the 50Z and the 55Z was also on display.

Commented Deepak Shetty, “Infrastructure development and commercial dactivities are operating round the clock, due to which the requirement of generators is expected to remain strong. We have once again taken the bold step of launching a Natural Gas-powered Genset that significantly reduces emissions. This range will be manufactured in India and in addition to catering to the domestic market, will also be exported.”

JCB India’s 4-ton Telescopic Handler - the 540-70 - has a maximum lift height of 7m and a maximum lift capacity of up to 4 tons and a Q-fit mechanism for quick change of attachments that make the machine multipurpose. With an airconditioned 360° high-visibility global design cabin and ROPS & FOPS, the machine is well suited for all Material Handling requirements.

JCB India also launched the first product in its Boom range with a diesel-powered Articulative Boom Lift, the AJ48D. The machine is used to work at heights in a safe and productive manner; has a maximum working height of 16.7m, and a maximum outreach of 8.3m.

JCB India, which has the largest range of Backhoe Loaders in the industry, displayed its JCB 2DX - designed to work in compact areas and utility applications, and the 3DX which is 12% lower in fuel consumption and 22% lower in maintenance costs. The machine has an eco-mode for lower fuel consumption and a standard mode for higher productivity. The 3DX plus, 3DX Xtra, 3DX super and the larger 4DX were also on display with several attachments to showcase the versatility of the Backhoe Loaders.

The company has invested significantly in its Tracked Excavator range. It offers 10 different models in the 8 to 38-ton operating weight, designed for the Indian market with a focus on reliability and durability. Powered by ‘Intellicontrol’, the NXT series in the 14 to 22-ton range offers fuel efficiency, productivity, and ease of use. The range comes with different power modes depending on the type of task. The Quarry Master variants are available in the 14.5T, 21.5T, 22T and 38T models with heavy-duty tracks and robust structures.

JCB’s 3-wheeled Loading Shovels, the first being the 433-4, comes with a JCB ecoMax 444 engine, ZF axles and transmission. It has an improved output of up to 8% and an enhanced fuel efficiency of up to 10% and is also lower on maintenance. It comes with a 15% bigger cabin. The larger 437-4 is fitted with a JCB 448 eco max engine and ZF transmission.

JCB’s new VM 117 Soil Compactor is powered by a 55 kW JCB ecoMax 444 engine, and without the need for engine after-treatment. The machine is up to 10% more fuel-efficient as compared to the previous model, has high productivity, reliability, and operator comfort.
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