Bangalore, December 14, 2017
JCB India Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, showcased an exciting line up of innovative and intelligent machines at Excon 2017 in Bangalore. JCB India is now leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and Internet of Things in its products and services.
Speaking on the occasion, Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited said “We have made the iconic JCB backhoe loader even better with the introduction of five world’s first features, including an automated manual transmission called Easy Shift. In line with our philosophy of being a full range infrastructure equipment partner, we have also introduced our largest ‘Made in India’ machine – the JCB 380LC, a 38 tonne tracked excavator.
Innovation has always been the cornerstone of JCB’s philosophy. On the back of this year’s theme of ‘Smart Technologies: Fuelling the Next Generation Infra’, we have introduced smart and digitally enhanced technologies in our products and services. 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.”
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.
JCB India is 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.
This 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, smart app machine diagnostics.
Being a full range infrastructure equipment partner, JCB also introduced an all new 38 tonne tracked excavator with two variants – the JCB 380LC Xtra and the JCB 380LC Quarry Master (QM). The JCB380LCQM offers 16 per cent higher lifting capacity owing to a combination of high hydraulic power and high operating weight and provides six per cent more output while handling blocks. The JCB Dieselmax engine return a three per cent high fuel efficiency and generates high torque at low speed to suit the job needs.
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.