The company raises the excellence bar with new energy-efficient powerpacked products
JCB India Ltd, the leader of construction equipment market in India, has believed in serving its customers through its coremantra “One Global Quality”. Kick-starting its operations in 1979, the company has emerged as the fastest growing firm in the Indian earthmoving and construction equipment industry. JCB India is a pioneer in the industry and has been recording excellent growth rates year-on-year.
JCB India offers an extensive range of 27 variants in seven product lines – Backhoe Loaders, Wheeled Loaders, Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders, Tele-handlers, Compactors and Pick-&-Carry Crane. Starting from eight-tonne excavator to 22-tonne excavator, the company offers a range of tracked excavators, which are popularly used at various construction sites across the country. Its excavator range reflects the JCB’s drive to constantly make its machines better, more productive and more efficient.
Continuing with the tradition of offering high power products and maintaining universal global quality, JCB India recently made three new additions to its expertise product basket. While JS205LC and JS220 LC are the two new entrants in the Tracked Excavator range, 3DXcellence is the new member in the Backhoe Loader line.
A fuel-efficient, robust performer
The newly launched 20 tonne excavator JS205LC is suited for applications such as earthwork, quarrying, road construction, etc. It offers outstanding cycle time and has a rugged and robust structure, which makes it highly durable. The key benefits of JS205 LC are best-in-class performance, unparalleled fuel efficiency, ease in serviceability, utmost operator comfort and advanced safety features.
The machine offers excellent bucket capacity of 0.8 cu. m1.02 cu. m and has an operating weight of 20,500 kg (stan
dard carriage) and 21,500 kg (long carriage). The machine is powered with a gross engine power of 106 kw. The excellent bucket and dipper tear-out forces result in high output and faster completion of work, especially in hard strata. JCB’s innovative hydraulic regeneration system recycles hydraulic oil across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduced fuel consumption.
The equipment is also installed with JCB’s advanced load sensing hydraulic system, designed especially for lower energy needs. Increased engine power and pump flow for faster operations ensure higher output as required. In addition, the compact and easy-to-handle bonnet is assisted by gas cylinders and helps in easy serviceability of the machines (especially in opening and closing). The feature further eases the periodic maintenance of the machine and access to periodic check points. Wire mesh is also provided to avoid clogging of radiator and oil cooler.
The ergonomically placed operator controls and roof hatch aided by rear sliding window highly increases the operator efficiency. The new JS205LC also comes with an AC option. The machine is also equipped with audio and visual alerts in instrumental panel for air-filter, blockage, low coolant level and high hydraulic oil temperatures. Belly guard provided for the lower frame and undercover for the upper frame further ensure operator safety in handling the equipment.
A reliable, turbo-charged partner
The JS220 LC tracked excavator ensures excellent operator-friendly setup and all-round visibility during digging, loading and positioning activities. The heavy duty excavator is powered by the best-in-class engine power of 167 hp and has higher operating speeds, which can provide higher output. The equipment is fitted with top-class JCB ecoMAX engine with eco-hydraulics, which can provide saving of up to `3 lakh per year on fuel costs. The engine is four-cylinder turbo charged, is water cooled and has common rail injection system. The energy efficiency upheld in engine enables to have hydraulic fluid life up to 5,000 hours.
The machine also has removable front lower glass and sliding rear window. The heart of the system is the in-cab monitor equipped with Advance Management System. The system gives a graphical display of fuel and engine levels and hydraulic oil temperatures. Besides, the machine, like JS205 LC, also provides audio visual warnings on mechanical errors and function selection. The audio-visual alerts provided in instrumental panel also alerts on air filter blockage, low coolant levels and high hydraulic oil temperatures.
The heavy boom is designed with 22 percent deeper and six percent wider sections for high durability and strength, and 12 percent deeper and seven percent wider arm sections to provide higher strength. Damage protection plate and wear ribs are also installed for protection from external damage. Also, the use of robust cast ends and pivot bosses provide higher strength and durability to boom and arm. Reinforced rails at the bottom of ‘A’ frame and box section side member design provide durability in tough working conditions and IP67/69 dust and water proof connectors for electrical harness for high reliability of electrics.
Earth’s energy efficient backhoes
One of its JCB’s benchmark equipment, 3DXcellence range of JCB Backhoe Loaders, has a gross engine power of 56 kw and an operating weight of 7,460 kg. The equipment fit ted with ecoMAX engine can lower 20 percent fuel consumption in excavation, which can save fuel worth `2.6 lakh per year, at current prices. The in-house purpose built 76 hp ecoMAX engine powered machine also has power track steering rod system, which provides equal turn steering and quick response with less operating force.
The JCB synchroshuttle transmission also provides advanced drive power in all conditions and consists of four speed, fully synchromesh, smooth shift gearbox with integral torque conver tor and electrically operated revers ing shuttle. The machine is also fitted with new JCB ‘Q’ brakes to ease the braking effort by 30 percent, ultimately leading to effective breaking and re duced fatigue while operating.
For ensuring utmost operator comfort and safety, the machine is also built with spacious, comfortable and livable cabin. The new range of backhoe also has hydraulically actuated, dual line, self adjusting, oil immersed, multi-disc type on the rear axle, which is well protected from dirt, water etc. The features ensure minimal or zero maintenance requirements and hence is an asset for long-time to the customer.
The construction equipment leader through the recent launches is on a constant ascending phase in setting new operational benchmarks and opening new globalized facilities for Indian CE market. The industry major aims to further enhance its potentials and is on a quality focused customer based operational approach in delivering its expertise in the Indian terrain.