JCB India Limited, a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, has reached a major high point in just two years since launch of their first ecoMAX BSIII, 16 valve diesel engine. This engine which is build at JCB India’s Ballabgarh plant saw its 50,000 JCB engine roll out of the plant and was seen as a major achievement for the company. This highly fuel efficient engine is held in high esteem due to its low maintenance cost and also for the fact that it offers buyers high returns on investments.
The ecoMAX engine is produced in India with 93% indigenization. It is found to be a high performer specially during off highway conditions. All engines in its range are naturally aspirated, turbocharged and common rail. These world class engines is testimony of the fact that a lot of efforts have been put in by JCB teams, both from the UK and India, who have worked in conjuncture to produce these high quality engines.
These engines are fitted in 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). JCB India is also coming up with their 4th plant in India, which is located at Jaipur. For this, the company has proposed an investment of Rs 500 crore. Besides this upcoming plant, JCB India operates one factory in Ballabgarh, Haryana and two in Pune
Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India Ltd. said, “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.”
He added, “JCB engine ecoMAX is known for its best in class fuel efficiency. At present, JCB’s ecoMAX engine is used to power JCB’s world beating range of Backhoe Loaders, Wheeled Loaders, Compaction Equipment and part of its Excavator range.”