The Government’s focus on creating world-class infrastructure in the country is creating a demand for technologically advanced and specialised products in the CE sector. The need for timely completion of projects along with best-in-class output, is driving this demand. Among other specialised products such as wheeled loaders, excavators etc., one segment that is seeing a lot of focus is Material Handling equipment, that enables lifting, placing and handling of material at various heights, in a safe and reliable manner.
In 2016, JCB India introduced a world-class range of Material Handling solutions, namely, Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders, and the Super Loaders, which have revolutionised the way material is being handled at construction sites. They not only provide on-site safety, but are also versatile, productive, and reliable. The products are making fast inroads in various sectors such as agriculture, construction, material handling, and maintenance industry.
JCB Material Handling Range includeJCB Telehandlers (Loadall)
JCB pioneered the concept of Telehandlers in India. Also known as JCB Loadall, this machine has gained popularity in agricultural logistics, construction, and process industries. JCB India currently offers three variants: the made-in-India 530-70 (7m); the 530-110 (11m), and the 540-170 (17m) which is imported from UK; it is designed for maximum high lift and reach applications.
All JCB Telehandlers are fitted with a single boom auxiliary feature as standard, which can power a wide range of attachments. Various control patterns are also available, depending on the different applications.
Operator Comfort: The Loadall’s robust structure ensures maximum strength in high stress areas. It is better suited for heavy-duty bucket application. An air-conditioned cabin, clean air kit option for ventilation in dusty environments, and rolling over and falling over protection systems enhance operator comfort and safety.
Safety: With safety as its focus, JCB has introduced safety features such as ROPS / FOPS cabin, Load Moment indicator with alarm, Hose Burst Check Valves, Stabilizers, and 4 Wheeled Drive for better traction.
Service and Maintenance: Livelink, an advanced Telematics technology fitted as standard in the Telehandlers, helps customers in fleet and maintenance management. It provides information on the location of the machine, and on the Service, Operations and Security of the machine on smartphones or mobile devices in real time, and gives SMS alerts in 11 languages.
Versatility: The Loadall comes with a variety of attachments such as the General Purpose Shovel, Heavy Duty Forks, Bucket with Grab, Crane Hook, Grain Bucket, Power Grab, Man Platform and Drum Handlers, all of which enable the machine to do a variety of jobs on site, thereby, enhancing its overall utility.
JCB Skid Steers
In an industry where space and manoeuvrability come at a premium, JCB’s Skid Steer Loader with its compact size and unique zero turning radius, is a versatile machine, designed to perform effortlessly in restricted areas.
With an average of 60% better visibility, and with entry and exit from the left side of the machine, JCB Skid Steer Loader is the world’s safest. It comes with best-in-class fuel efficiency and is designed to give maximum return with lowest cost of application. It can save fuel worth `3 lakh in 3 years. The range of 25 attachments makes it a one-stop-solution machine for any application. JCB presently offers two made-in-India variants – the SSL 135 and the SSL 155.
The machine is designed to give maximum return with lowest cost of maintenance; it comes with 1 year/2000 hrs of warranty. It is overall 20% more productive and equipped with 7% higher lift height. Its robust structure and design enhance performance in tougher applications, and its advanced fuel filtration system is designed to work with poor quality fuel. JCB Livelink, the advanced Telematics technology is available as an option. This machine is popular in applications such as Urban Rejuvenation, Solid Waste Management, Construction, Logistics, and Agriculture etc.
JCB Super Loader
The latest in the JCB’s Material Handling range is the 2DXL Super Loader, which provides value, versatility and performance. The machine is based on 2DX platform and comes with various fully customisable attachments like Multiple Buckets, Bagasse Dozer, Pallet Fork, and Bale Grabber.
The two variants of Super Loaders with 3.1m and 4.0m dump height make a positive difference in the way material is handled when applied in agro-based logistics, construction sites or process industries. It is highly fuel-efficient and equipped with a powerful water-cooled diesel engine. It comes with a water separator for longer fuel pump life.
JCB Super Loaders have made their mark in areas which require a loader with a high dump height such as Pallet Handling, Coal Handling, and Dozer Levelling etc. A durable loader arm is designed for higher lift capacity and lower cycle times. The machine also offers operator comfort and the benefit of JCB Livelink as an option.