JCB India, India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment,i ntroduced the industry’s first completely electric excavator, the JCB 19C-1E at Excon, Bengaluru.
The organisation also launched a 22 ton hydraulic excavator on the NXT platform that is specially designed for Indian applications.
A 4 ton telescopic hander, an articulated boom lift AJ48 D and two new mini excavators for smart infrastructure, the 35Z HD and the 37C HD were also introduced, along with JCB’s natural gas genset, the G125 NG.
“Innovation and Sustainability have always remained critical to our operations, and we continue to introduce products that significantly limit their impact on the environment. The JCB 19C-1E is the industry’s first fully electric excavator in India and is integral to JCB’s ‘Road to Zero’ initiative, a programme that we have been working on for the past few years,” said Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director of JCB India.
“The machine has been tested extensively and has various built-in features that enhance safety and performance. With Zero Emissions and low noise, this new machine is ideal for Infrastructure development in Urban Areas and Indoor working,” Shetty added.