The company has made significant investments in its Excavator range. It showcased its intelligent NXT range of machines in the 14T to 24.5T category and the robust Quarry Master Range in the 14T to 38T category. JCB Telehandler has been upgraded to the all-new global side engine design. It will continue to pioneer in the Material Handling segment with the new global range of Telehandlers together with the two brand new models of Skid Steer Loaders, the SSL 135 and SSL 155.
All new JCB machines exhibit a seamless blend of technology and digital innovation in terms of design, performance, efficiency and safety, thereby bringing to light JCB India's effort towards meeting the ever-rising demand for world-class construction machines for building a new India.
He added, “Smart technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation Construction Equipment will play an important role in achieving the $5 Trillion economy target for the country. It is a significant opportunity for us to showcase the pioneering work done by us through the integration of IoT and Big Data in our machines, as well as our smart solutions in parts and product support.”
Salient features across the range included enhanced fuel efficiency, variable performance capacity, and smart machine management through LiveLink – the company's advanced telematics technology that benefits operators in better fleet management through remote monitoring. The technology enables transmission of information on machine's health including service, operations and security, to the operator or owner.
The 3DX ecoXpert, powered with JCB 'IntelliPerformance', is the all new smart Backhoe which saves up to 12% more fuel and reduces Operational cost by 22%. The machine comes with 30 new features like smooth gear shift, new ergonomic seat, LED lights, etc., and is also equipped with 'IntelliDig' technology that gives operators real time indication on the depth and reach.
The new Quarry Master range of Excavators introduced includes models ranging from JCB 140QM to 380QM. They come with three power modes - Eco, Power and Power+ for a variety of excavation capacity requirements, with up to 32% fuel saving in the Eco mode. This advanced machine range has a robust X-type frame and is designed for arduous quarry applications.
The JCB 225QM has an increased productivity of up to 7% and has 8 power modes, thus giving the operator flexibility to work in a variety of applications. The variable power modes provide operators complete flexibility in selecting the right mode for the right job. With world-class ecoMAX engine, the machine produces 170 hp and provides excellent torque of 695 Nm. The model comes with a reduced maintenance cost and a warranty provision of 2 years or 5000 hours. It has a safety-hammer overuse alert and is also a deep section boom and hydraulic filtration that depicts its high safety index and machine strength.
JCB NXT range of excavators, designed around high productivity, comes with 10 working modes and an increased efficiency of up to 32% in the Eco mode. The NXT series stands for fuel efficiency and 'IntelliControl', a LiveLink enabled solution that gives critical information about the operations of the equipment remotely. The low maintenance excavator range offers a standard warranty of 2 years or 5000 hours. The deep section boom and hydraulic filtration features give the excavator range increased strength.
JCB NXT 245 HDLR, a model from the JCB NXT range, can dig depth up to 40 feet and reach up to 51 feet. Equipped with CRDI technology & JCB ecoHydraulics, the model stands out as an extremely fuel efficient one. Furthermore, its strong X-type frame coupled with pre-installed hose burst check valve for boom and arm make the model one of the robust and safest excavator models.
JCB showcased the range of smart mini excavators in the 3T to 6T category with models - 30 plus, 50z, 51R and 55z. The 50z and the 55z come with Zero Tail swing design for high performance and versatility in confined spaces. These models have a wide range of attachments like soil drill, rock breaker, etc., and give operators the option of customised mode selection - light, eco, heavy and heavy+, depending on the work purpose.
JCB also launched their all new global design of its Telehandler range in India, the new side engine machines are designed to give the operator greater onsite visibility thus aiding safety on the site. It introduced the 540-70, 530-70, 530-110, 540-170 and 540-180, with a reach of 7m-18m and a lifting capacity of 3T – 4T. It has a wide range of attachments (over 40) available for specific application needs across 20+ industries. Its best-in-class visibility coupled with comfortable AC cabin make the model an operator's machine of choice.
JCB Skid Steer Loaders (model I35 and I55) have best-in-class performance and fuel efficiency. With 25+ attachments for different industrial jobs, an increase in fuel efficiency of up to 5% with SSL 135 and up to 10% with SSL 155, improved safety through 270 degree visibility, 46% bigger cabin spaces, the machines are best suited for enhanced productivity, comfort and safety.
JCB also displayed its digital capabilities through LiveLink at its pavilion. JCB LiveLink is an advanced Telematics technology for Next Generation Asset Monitoring and Feet Management. It is aimed towards increasing productivity, controlling costs and asset safety. Through real-time data, available on smart devices, customers can access information on critical parameters of their fleet such as fuel, maintenance and service, thus improving equipment uptime. LiveLink gives service reminders, critical health alerts and keeps machine data back-up. It further helps in improving operations through fuel level information and engine status. LiveLink also enables a new and smart, digitally enabled product support for JCB customers. The Smart Serve Mobile Application locates the nearest service engineer to the machine and through the parts application customers can now buy parts online.
JCB showcased its readiness for the upcoming BS (CEV) IV emission norms at an indoor stall with a BS (CEV) IV ready engine on display.
All machines by JCB India are backed by the finest after-sales service support through 700 outlets and 65 dealers. JCB India offers a well-connected product support to customers to minimise downtime and maximise productivity. An embodiment of the 'Make in India programme', JCB manufactures 60 different types of machines at its five factories in India, which are being exported to over 100 countries.