JCB India rolls out 50,000 engines in just two years.
JCB India has rolled out its 50,000th JCB engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011, JCB launched its first domestically built world-class, fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art, BSIII, 16- valve diesel engine which is high in fuel efficiency, low in maintenance cost and provides the best return of investment to its esteemed customers. "It's a moment of great pride for the JCB India team to become the first construction equipment manufacturer in India to roll out 50,000 engines in just two years. These world class engines are a testimony to the immense hard work put in by JCB teams from the UK and India working together. India plays a vital role in JCB's global expansion plans and this development marks another step towards JCB's growth in India," says Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India. JCB engine ecoMAX has over 93 per cent indigenisation by value; it is the first engine in India that has been developed exclusively for off-highway applications and available with the range, they are naturally aspirated, turbocharged and common rail. The 4.8 naturally aspirated engine is specifically developed and designed for India, Sondhi adds. Currently, the JCB ecoMAX engine is fitted into backhoe loaders 3DX (56 KW), 3DX Super (68 KW), 4DX (68 KW), 3DX Xtra (63 KW), Excavators JS 120 (63 KW), JS210 Wheel Loaders 430ZX (97 KW), Compactors VM115 (85 KW), VMT860 (56 KW), VM115E (93 KW). Says Sondhi, "The JCB engine ecoMAX is known for its best- in class fuel efficiency. At present, the ecoMAX engine is used to power JCB's world beating range of backhoe loaders, wheeled loaders, compaction equipment and part of its excavator range." Prior to the launch in 2011, JCB had organised an extensive training programme for all the dealers to ensure expert servicing and guidance is provided to all the customers at JCB dealerships. Mangla Ram, a proud owner of two JCB backhoe loaders fitted with ecoMAX engine says , "My backhoe loader running on the JCB ecoMAX engine has successfully crossed 12,000 hours of operation in April 2013 without any error or failure. The entire credit goes to the timely engine oil and air filter maintenance. Thanks to the service provided by JCB and the dealership team, I can use my machines for as long as I want. The productivity of these machines is absolutely commendable. My operators are also extremely satisfied with the machine and the engine performance."
The manufacturing process of the engine plant works on the æno fault forward' production model. To maintain high quality standards, the engine is verified at every stage of production using cutting-edge technology, cameras and sensors providing optimum engineering value to the manufactured product. JCB has also recently announced a proposed investment of Rs 500 crore at their upcoming fourth facility in Jaipur. JCB India holds a leading position in India and it is India's largest manufacturer of construction equipment.
The JCB engine comes in the range of 76 hp to 150 hp and is naturally aspirated, turbocharged and common rail. They are pressurised by a high pressure rotary pump. The oil change period and engine filter change period of 500 hr each reducing maintenance cost, main filter change period of 1000 hrs, state-of-the-art Delphi fuel system. Features on the hot side include a heavy duty cylinder block specially designed for off-highway applications, aluminium alloy pistons for optimised cooling, centralised location of fuel injectors for even burning of fuel, four cylinder sixteen valves, deep bed plate design for improved stiffness, low noise and improved sealing. The engine can be put on full load directly, no running in required.
Worldwide, JCB produces over 300 different models, which are sold in over 150 countries. In India, the company offers twenty one different machines in seven product types such as backhoe loaders, wheeled loading shovels, tracked excavators, vibratory compactors, telehandlers, skid steer loaders and pick and carry cranes. An excellent network of 58 dealers and over 500 outlets throughout India.
JCB engine ecoMAX has over 93 per cent indigenisation by value; it is the first engine in India that has been developed exclusively for off-highway applications.