JCB expects the African construction equipment market to grow 50 per cent by 2017, according to its Managing Director of Sales, Ian Sayers. JCB showcased a raft of new machines at the exhibition, including the 20 tonne JS205 excavator. The machine replaces the JS200HD and will be sold throughout Africa, India and Asia. Powered by a 104 kW Cummins six-cylinder engine and featuring redesigned hydraulics, JCB claims the machine boasts fuel savings of up to ten per cent compared to the previous model. Other new models for the African market were also unveiled, including the 5CX backhoe loader, the 4 cu m bucket capacity 461 wheeled loader and the 36-tonne JS360 excavator.