JCB introduces first fully electric CE
JCB India introduced the industry’s first fully electric excavator, the JCB 19C-1E. It also launched a 22 tonne hydraulic excavator on the NXT Platform that has been specially designed for Indian applications. Additionally, a 4 tonne telescopic hander, an articulated boom lift AJ48 D and two new mini excavators for smart infrastructure, the 35Z HD and 37C HD were introduced. JCB’s Natural Gas Genset, the G125 NG was also launched at Excon 2021
JCB 19C-1E is a zero-emission machine and has four lithium-ion batteries that power the machine for a full day on a single charge. With a significant focus on safety and productivity, JCB’s 2GO system safely isolates all controls as a secondary safety system. It’s auto-idle and auto kick-up redistribute power to preserve battery life. The machine has been introduced after rigorous testing and validation.
In addition to the JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator, JCB also launched two more mini excavators, the 35Z HD and the 37C HD. Both machines come with heavy-duty structures and have easy manoeuvrability due to their compact size. The 5 tonne mini excavator range which comprises of the 50Z and the 55Z which were also on display. These machines are designed for higher adaptability to work in confined areas, with high-strength heavy-duty booms and excellent operator comfort features like a full-suspension seat, smooth joystick operations and electronic engine speed control with mode selection.
With sustainability being a key attribute at JCB, the company also launched its first Natural Gas Genset, the G125 NG – 125KVA Genset powered by natural gas. Along with the genset having best-in-class aesthetics, it is also designed to work in extreme environments. This Natural Gas Genset has a compact size and reduces CO2 emissions significantly. The carbon footprint is lesser by up to 6 tonnes per annum.
While the G125 NG, natural gas genset was launched, the company also displayed the G100QI and the G200QI Gensets. Both these Gensets have single-window product support and come with a proven engine and are in the 100kVA and 200kVA class respectively.