JCB launches dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader

JCB India Limited, leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment on November 25 launched dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader, called the 3DX DFi. The machine can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously using the HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) technology, said a press release.

It was launched in New Delhi by the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari.

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 at Ballabgarh.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Deepak Shetty, CEO & Managing Director, JCB India, 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.”