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New emission norms for CEVs from April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

Mahindra launches new telematics platform

Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB), a part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, announced the launch of its connected vehicle technology, Mahindra iMAXX.

Tata Motors introduces India’s largest tipper truck

Tata Motors announced the launch of Signa 4825.TK, India’s first 47.5-tonne multi-axle tipper truck for surface transport of coal and construction aggregates

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for construction equipment vehicles, tractors and harvesters.

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms for CE vehicles

MoRTH has invited suggestions from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the MV Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for CE vehicles, tractors and harvesters

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

Tech-Knowledgy The Way Forward

New-generation technologies can lead the construction equipment industry to newer heights in efficiency and productivity.

We are future emission ready with our products and equipped our network

Ashok Leyland is the market leader in agricultural harvester combine segment and has significant presence in industrial equipment market across applications.

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

Less Downtime, More Go Time

One of the key growth engines of India has been its robust and thriving construction sector. It is expected to grow at an annual average of 6.6 per cent between 2019 and 2028.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

IndianOil inks pact with Cummins for DEF bulk dispensing

IndianOil has signed an agreement with Cummins Technologies India for bulk dispensing of IndianOil?s Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), branded as IOC ClearBlue, in their advanced engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

We proactively pursue when it comes to adopting digital technologies

As a major player in heavy-duty mobile cranes market in India, TIL has consolidated its presence over the years.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of constantly innovating and defining the market with new technologies and categories.

We are geared up to meet the growing demands

The Power Solutions Business of Ashok Leyland has introduced 20 prototypes of engines complying with the upcoming emission norms. Rajesh R, Vice President, Power Solutions Business, Ashok Leyland shares more on the market and the company's plans.

Gaining Momentum

Tipper market is expected to bounce back in the coming years with the demand picking up steadily in road construction and mining.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

Compliance Challenges

Embracing the next level emission regulations is expected to be tough for the engine and equipment OEMs considering technology upgradations and need for adequate skill development among the users.

Flurry of road bids expected

According to the latest reports, India's GDP growth rate slipped to 4.5 per cent in the July-September quarter of this fiscal.

Customers are shifting to all-round solution

Shell Lubricants has developed next-generation oils and greases for various industry applications, using the best-in-class technology.

We have the widest range of oils to meet all requirements

GS Caltex India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of GS Caltex, which is a 50:50 joint venture between GS Energy of South Korea and Chevron Corp of USA.

Making rapid strides

Being the third largest lubricant market in the world and the fastest growing market in the world, Indian lubricant market has made rapid strides in the market by introducing new products and solutions for the customers.

Filters for CE Applications

The market for hydraulic filtration is expected to grow in future due to demand from infrastructure sector and to meet the upcoming emission regulations next year.

Elofic filters are designed to achieve superior protection

Elofic has developed a complete range of filtration products that helps its OEMs to meet BS-VI standards. KD Sahni, Vice Chairman cum Joint Managing Director, Elofic Industries, sheds more light on the products and solutions that meet the upcoming demands.

We take advantage of IoT at every opportunity

Mann and Hummel offers end-to-end filtration solutions for construction and mining equipment. Antomon Rapheal, Director-R&D Engineering - OE, Mann and Hummel Filter, explains more on the market opportunity and products and solutions.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

Keys to Fluid Power Transmission

The hose and fittings are key components in hydraulic equipment as they together act as a channel for transmission of fluid power in the system.

Sustainable Market for Trucks

Pick up in infrastructure spending and construction activity, especially in roads and highways, irrigation and affordable housing segment, will continue to support demand for construction trucks.

VECV launches India's first BS-VI CV Range

Eicher Trucks and Buses revealed India's first BS-VI compliant all-new range of Eicher Pro 2000 series of light-duty trucks.

Compact and powerful

With the growth drivers of urban and rural infrastructure markets opening up, mini construction equipment segment is looking for a renewed growth in the coming years.

Telehandler market in India is steadily expanding

Telehandlers are very popular equipment worldwide and are extensively used globally. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, explains the market dynamics globally and in India.

The market growth will definitely continue

As infrastructure and agriculture market continue to grow, demand for hydraulic motors is here to stay. Marc-Oliver Nagel, Sales Subsidiary Manager India, Poclain Hydraulics, shares more on the market and technology trends.

Cummins launches new DG set and engine in India

Cummins India has recently launched its K38 series - 910 kVA prime diesel generator sets in India.

Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

Infra Growth to Drive Demand

Rising industrial activity, coupled with the uptick in construction and an anticipated demand in mining sector is expected to drive the demand of tipper trucks in the coming years.

Infrastructure momentum to continue

Global construction equipment sales hit an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of approximately $110 billion, according to Off-Highway Research.

We are now prepared to meet the new norms

Mitsubishi manufactures diesel engines of up to 50 hp in India, and capitalised well in the tractor segment.

New Age Engines

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals.

Engines of Future

The next level emission norms are due for implementation in October 2020. Diesel engine manufacturers are preparing for the new emission regulation regime in India with the upgradation of design and components.

Cummins launches new DG set and engine in India

Cummins India has launched its K38 series ? 910 kVA prime diesel generator sets in India.

Riding on infra push

Pick-up in infrastructure spending and construction activities is expected to drive the demand for tipper trucks in the coming years.

Our focus is diversified well

At bauma India, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - VST Diesel Engines launched a new engine model D03CJ that can meet the most stringent emission norms of the world.

Better clarity on policy decisions is much needed

Of the seven products launched by Case India, three of them, namely soil compactors Case 1110 EX, 851EX centre pivot and 752 EX, were showcased for the first time at bauma CONEXPO.

Our integration facility will be ready in 2019

At the bauma India, Enovation Controls launched two new products that are going to hit the market in 2019, apart from showcasing a wide range of BS IV solutions.

We will focus on material handling in ports in 2019

This bauma India, SDLG launched the new wheel loader L958F with a larger bucket and improved fuel efficiency and delivers higher productivity compared to the earlier version.

Our focus is diversified well

At bauma India, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries v VST Diesel Engines launched a new engine model D03CJ that can meet the most stringent emission norms of the world.

Indian market has a great growth potential

Founded as Racine Threshing Machine Works in the mid-western US in 1842, CASE Construction Equipment today operates as a subsidiary of CNH Industrial.

We are developing full electric drives and hybrid solutions

We are observing shift to higher power diesel engine for more productivity. We see more demand for higher power diesel engines in future.

Tapping into the potential of IIoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and new innovations are born every day, almost all OEMs nowadays are working towards implementing Industry 4.0 solutions to be ahead of their game.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

Lubricant industry is becoming more dynamic

Lubricants are a crucial component of achieving significant business value by helping reduce costs and improve equipment productivity. Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India, shares more on his company's major activities towards this.

Adding value to equipment life

Industrial lubricants play a major role in improving the operational efficiency productivity of an equipment. Currently, the demand is for thinner lubricants that provide longer oil drain intervals.

Bio-based lubricants are expected to grow faster

Growth in infrastructure and industrial sectors is driving the demand for lubricants. Ravi Chawla, Managing Director, Gulf Oil Lubricants India, shares more on the current trend and market outlook.

Efficient power for Indian mines

Volvo Penta offers vast range of engines for construction, mining, material handling and agriculture equipment globally. Miron Thoms, Vice President & Head, Volvo Penta India, elaborates on the company's India market plans.

Filters are moving away from standard to customer-specific

Elofic offers filters for fuel, oil and air segments which help the equipment to achieve the required emission and performance levels. MB Sahni, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, and KD Sahni, Vice Chairman-cum-Joint Managing Director, Elofic Industries Ltd, share more on the company and the industry scenario.

Towards better efficiency

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand all these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

We are in line with the BS VI implementation timelines

The HCV volumes of Mahindra has grown considerably in FY18, with an enormous growth in the market share. Vinod Sahay, CEO - Mahindra Truck and Bus Division, Mahindra Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra shares more on the company's plans in line with the market developments.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

New Growth Avenues

Warehousing segment in India is evolving fast and is moving towards palletised loads which can be stored at heights.

Sonalika to set up new R&D centre

Sonalika International Tractors plans to set up a new research and development (R&D) facility in the national capital region with an investment of Rs 2 billion.

Our hydraulic motors are simple to install

In one machine with hydrostatic transmission, you have typically a diesel engine connected with a hydraulic pump which creates the oil flow that reaches the hydraulic motors that normally are located in the machine's wheels.

Hydraulic Motors

In order to match the requirements of equipment market, hydraulic motor manufacturers are coming out with new improved designs that enable better efficiency and productivity with the machines.

Eaton has thoughtfully developed its range of motors

Eaton is a global leader in power management solutions for the hydraulics market. Soami Das, General Manager - ACE (Application and Commercial Engineering) and Market Development, Industrial Sector, India, Eaton, explains more on the company's offerings in hydraulic motors.

Emission certified gas gensets

Cooper Corporation is amongst the first in the industry to get an approval from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to develop a series of gas generator sets (gensets) ranging from 10 KVA to 25 KVA.

Powering industry needs

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals. Major demand for diesel engines is generated from automotive industry, followed by commercial vehicles, agri equipment, construction equipment.

Engines of growth

In spite of the stringent emission norms and green initiatives, diesel power is projected to remain the dominant technology for heavy machinery operations. This is because of its unique combination of power, performance, efficiency, reliability, durability and availability.

Cooper Corp to produce ARAI approved gas gensets

Cooper Corporation is amongst the first in the industry to get approval from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to develop a series of gas generator sets (gensets) ranging from 10 KVA to 25 KVA. These are certified to be compliant with the new mass emission norms being administered by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in India.

New Tractor Series from Escorts

Escorts launched India's first electric and hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22 HP to 90 HP range under the brands Farmtrac and Powertrac, compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 international distributors.

GS Caltex's offerings for Infrastructure Sector

Nearly every business in construction sector is under increasing pressureto lower operating costs and increase efficiency. This often means doing more with fewer people and using equipment for longer duration.

GS Caltex's offerings for Infrastructure Sector

Nearly every business in construction sector is under increasing pressure to lower operating costs and increase efficiency. This often means doing more with fewer people and using equipment for longer duration.

Machine Control Technologies

Monitoring and control technologies in infrastructure, construction and mining equipment has become one of the priorities in the industry these days as the government is pressing for quality and speed in project execution.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

Loads of opportunities

Mining and construction activities are on a growth path in the country. New projects (big and small), demolition of old structures to reconstruct new ones and transportation of materials at construction sites, all these make the role of tipper trucks important these days.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

We foresee increased participation from neighbouring countries

Infrastructure sector is one of the key drivers for Indian economy and also constitutes primary market for construction machinery. This sector is mainly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys prime focus from government for policy initiatives.

Escorts unveils new pick-n-carry crane at Excon 2017

Escorts Construction Equipment (ECE) launched India?s safest pick-n-carry crane (as the company claims), CT Smart 15, at the Excon 2017 in Bengaluru, along with best-in-class (performance, productivity and reliability) soil compactor 3212 in 12-tonne class and upgraded Hydra series pick and carry crane.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

A great forum to showcase technology advancements

Growing public and private infrastructure, FDI reforms for construction sector, highway projects and growing economy has led to the overall surge of construction equipment market in India

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

Lubricants for Mining applications

Equipment working at mining sites need to perform reliably and efficiently, without major breakdown and other issues. Safe and efficient operation is imperative for mining equipment to increase productivity and safety in mining operations. Lubricants play a major role in this by minimising wear and tear of machinery parts and safeguard the equipment in the harshest conditions.

Mahindra Powerol launches 250/320 kVA DG sets

Mahindra Powerol announced its entry into the higher kVA diesel generators (DG) segment with the launch of its all new range of 250/320 kVA DGs, which are powered by the Mahindra mPower series of engines.

New Escorts Tractor Series

India's first electric and hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22 HP to 90 HP range under the brands Farmtrac and Powertrac, compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 global distributors.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

We expect good growth in demand for compressors

The equipment industry is in constant evolution where there is not just product innovation but also application innovation. New technology also creates new opportunities and improved ways of using equipment.

Warehousing Equipment Aiming New Heights

Driven by the growth of various industry segments such as FMCG, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and e-tailing, logistics distribution hubs and clusters are mushrooming in all major parts of the country.

Escorts unveils India?s first electric tractor concept

Escorts Ltd launched India?s first electric and hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22 HP to 90 HP range under the brands Farmtrac and Powertrac, compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 international distributors.

Filters for efficiency

Water or particulates can cause microscopic surface damage that is then focused on by the high-pressure fuel flow, which causes wear that will eventually lead to reduced efficiency and complete breakdown.

Safeguarding equipment from wear and tear

Effective and efficient filtration is essential to protect equipment from contamination of various mediums: air, fuel, hydraulic oil, lubricants, water and others. Ingress of contaminants within the medium can cause excessive wear, eventually leading to equipment breakdown.