JCB India launches the Industry’s first dual-fuel CNG Backhoe Loader in India

Launched by: Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi
India’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction equipment, JCB India Limited, today launched the Industry’s first dual-fuel CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Backhoe Loader in India. Called the JCB 3DX DFi, this new machine can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously using the HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) technology.

The machine was launched at New Delhi by theMinister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari. He has been a leading voice for the development of Construction machinery that uses alternate fuels and an inspiration on CNG interventions in Construction Equipment Vehicles.

The utilization of alternate fuels is a significant step-change in the Construction Equipment Vehicle Sector. Since the JCB 3DX DFi operates on a mixture of CNG and diesel, there is a substantial drop in particulate emission. This also leads to a reduction of proportionate CO2 emissions.

CNG is also more economical and helps lower the operating costs to the end customer. With the global concern on environment and sustainability, JCB is committed to supporting the cause through the launch of this Dual Fuel CNG Backhoe Loader. 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.