Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways with Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India, launch Industry’s first Dual-Fuel CNG JCB Backhoe Loader in New Delhi
By MT Bureau| Nov 25, 2020

JCB India Launches The Industry’s First Dual-Fuel CNG Backhoe Loader

JCB India launched the Industry’s first dual-fuel CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Backhoe Loader, the JCB 3DX DFi, in India.

The new machine can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously using the HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) technology that helps to ‘a substantial drop’ in particulate emission; thus a reduction of proportionate CO2 emissions, said the company.

This dual-fuel CNGBackhoe Loader is based on the same 3DX model, which is well established in the Indian market. It offers flexible fuelling, which will help customers sustain in remote areas, where a CNG refilling point is unavailable. The new machine has been developed in India and will be produced from the company’s Delhi-NCR factory at Ballabgarh.

Designed for optimum combustion of fuel, the CNG mixes with air inside the inlet manifold to reduce diesel consumption.

The company claims that Industry’s First Dual-Fuel CNG JCB Backhoe Loader, is one of the most environmentally friendly construction equipment and increases saving and reduce carbon footprint.

According to JCB, the new machine saves up to INR120000 per year and reduces up to 20 per cent CO2.

Speaking at the occasion JCB India’s CEO and Managing Director, Deepak Shetty said, “Throughout our four decades of operations in India, we have continued to invest in Innovation. It is one of the cornerstones of our operations. This dual-fuel machine can substitute Diesel with CNG and has been developed to cater to the evolving needs of our customers. It will further contribute to the creation of Infrastructure in the country and will also be exported to countries around the world”

Deepak Shetty further said, “JCB has been working on this project with the inputs of its customers, dealers and suppliers. These machines have been tested at actual customer sites across various geographies and terrains, and feedback has been incorporated in the development of the product.” (MT)

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