JCB introduces world’s first Backhoe Loader with Automated Manual Transmission
Earthmoving and construction equipment manufacturing giant JCB India announced unveiling of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) called Easy Shift on a Backhoe Loader at Excon 2017.
“We are 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,” informs Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communications and External Relations, JCB India.
The 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, and Smart App machine diagnostics.
Bringing smart technologies to India
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.
Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India said “Innovation has always been the cornerstone of JCB’s philosophy. 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 resonated 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 redefine how customers interact with manufacturers. They are all aimed at improving the overall customer experience by providing all the important information in real time,” Jasmeet said.
Launches largest ‘Made in India’ Tracked Excavator
In line with the company’s philosophy of being a full-range infrastructure equipment partner, JCB India also introduced an all-new 38-tonne Tracked Excavator with two variants – JCB 380LC Xtra and JCB 380LC Quarry Master (QM).
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 JCB380LCQM offers 16 per cent higher lifting capacity owing to a combination of high hydraulic power and high operating weight and provides 6 per cent more output while handling blocks. The JCB Dieselmax engine returns a 3 per cent high fuel efficiency and generates high torque at low speed to suit the job needs,” the company claims.
Industry revival is here
Giving an overview of the industry performance, Sondhi said, “Between April 2012 and September 2015, construction equipment industry witnessed around 45 per cent de-growth. The industry was at its peak in 2011; we came close to it in 2016 and in 2017 we will beat up that. So, the year 2017 was the best year for the construction equipment industry as well as JCB India. During this period the industry grew by about 12 per cent and we are around that. In 2018, we expect that if the industry grows by 10 to 15 per cent, that will be great.”
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.
Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India
We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer Easy Shift AMT on a Backhoe Loader.
Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communications and External Relations, JCB India.