JCB India launches first dual-fuel CNG ‘Backhoe Loader’

NEW DELHI: Earthmoving and construction equipment manufacturer JCB India has launched the country’s first dual-fuel CNG ‘Backhoe Loader’ in India.

The ‘JCB 3DX DFi’, which can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously using the HCCI technology, was launched here by Union Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari.

“The utilisation of alternate fuels is a significant step-change in the construction equipment vehicle sector. Since the ‘JCB 3DX DFi’ operates on a mixture of CNG and diesel, there is a substantial drop in particulate emission. This also leads to a reduction of proportionate CO2 emissions,” the company said in a statement.

“CNG is also more economical and helps lower the operating costs to the end customer. With the global concern on environment and sustainability, JCB is committed to supporting the cause through the launch of this ‘Dual Fuel CNG Backhoe Loader’.”

As per the statement, the machine has been developed in India and has been tested in various operating conditions before its launch.

“It will be built at company’s Delhi-NCR factory,” the statement said.

At present, JCB India has five factories and a design centre in the country.

“JCB group’s sixth factory is currently under construction at Vadodara, Gujarat,” the statement added.

“The company has exported Made in India machines to over 110 countries which are designed and manufactured as per ‘JCB’s One Global Quality Standard’.”

Source: IANS

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