largest construction equipment exhibition in South Asia, Excon 2019, was held
in Bengaluru from December 10 to 14. This was the 10th edition of
the show. The five-day event was inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister
for Road, Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises (MEME) and Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa at the
Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre.
over 300000 square metres of exhibition display area, the event saw the
participation of more than 1250 exhibitors including 350 from abroad. The UFI
approved event had 10 country pavilions. The overall theme of the event was
‘Smart i-Tech – Next Gen India@75’. It was organised by Confederation of Indian
Industry (CII), and supported by the Indian Construction Equipment
Manufacturer’s Association (ICEMA). The expo saw 300 new product launches and
drew 55,224 business visitors.
JCB INDIA launches all new ecoXpert
Backhoe Loader; introduces the NXT series and the Quarry Master range of
Excavators, also launches its new range of side engined Telehandlers
India’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving
and Construction Equipment, JCB India showcased a wide range of new, smart,
technology-driven machines at the show. On the back of Excon’19 theme ‘Smart
i-tech India@ 75’, JCB India showcased its strong focus on Digitisation and
Innovation. The company leveraged the integration of Big Data and Internet of
Things in its products and services at the event.
The new intelligent machines which were put on
display included the new ecoXpert 3DX Backhoe Loader, a machine with fuel
savings of up to 12% and up to 22% lower maintenance costs. The new 3DX also
comes loaded with JCB’s ‘IntelliPerformance’ and ‘IntelliDig’ technology which
will give customers real time information about the performance of the machine.
The company has made significant investments
in its Excavator range. It showcased its intelligent NXT range of machines in
the 14T to 24.5T category and the robust Quarry Master Range in the 14T to 38T
category. It has thus reinforced its commitment to being a full-range
infrastructure equipment partner.
JCB Telehandler, a product that leads in
across the world, has also been upgraded to the all-new global side engine
design. It will continue to pioneer in the Material Handling segment with the
new global range of Telehandlers together with the two brand new models of Skid
Steer Loaders, the SSL 135 and SSL 155. The products were unveiled in the
presence of Subir Kumar Chowdhury, MD & CEO of JCB India.
salient features across the range were - enhanced fuel efficiency, variable
performance capacity, and smart machine management through LiveLink - an
advanced telematics technology that benefits operators in better fleet
management through remote monitoring. The technology enables transmission of
information on machine’s health including Service, Operations and Security, to
the operator or owner.
also showcased its readiness for the upcoming BS (CEV) IV emission norms at an
indoor stall at Excon. The stand showcased the BS (CEV) IV ready engine for
display to customers.
INDIA launches Volvo Pentapowered air compressors
new air compressors from Doosan Bobcat India are benefitting from fuel
efficiency, productivity, reliability, long service intervals – as well as
reduced noise and vibrations – thanks to Volvo Penta engines. The Doosan
compressors will be used in a range of demanding applications, such as well
drilling and mining.
Bobcat India has chosen Volvo Penta engines to power two of its new air
compressor models, both of which were launched at the Excon 2019. A 13-litre,
536hp Volvo Penta D13 diesel engine is providing power to Doosan Bobcat India’s
new PA536 air compressor, and an 8-litre, 320hp Volvo Penta D8 diesel engine
has been installed in its SHP750 air compressor.
compressors are popular in India, where the extremely highly pressurized air
they create is
used to ‘drill’ boreholes. “We are happy to be supplying engines to Doosan
Bobcat India,” says Miron Thoms, Vice President and Head of Volvo Penta India.
“We were confident that our engines would be successful in air compressor
applications and also offer real added value to the customer. With good fuel
efficiency and careful engine management, the introduction of Volvo Penta
engines into this market will also contribute to a greener India,” he adds.
Penta and Doosan Bobcat India began development on both models in 2016.
Following thousands of hours of operation in field-tests and in different
ground conditions. The lengthy research by Doosan Bobcat and Volvo teams helped
fine tune a very effective and cost effective package for intermediate and high
Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a
world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for
boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel
and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1000 hp. Volvo Penta
is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy
trucks, buses and construction equipment.
“The field-tests demonstrated that customers
will benefit from the use of Doosan’s efficient air ends and cooling system,
compact packaging for plug and play mounting. We have also extended service
intervals and consumable renewals, which mean lower maintenance costs and
higher uptime. The programmed electronic controller 8 ensures that there is no
manual interference in the compressor operation, making this a strong value
proposition to the customer,” says B S Srinivas, Director of Portable Power at
Doosan Bobcat India.
CUMMINS INDIA showcases engines
part of Cummins’ centenary, visitors to stand B-174 at the Excon show
celebrated 100 years of technology, with a display of the company’s wide array
of products for the construction segment in India. Cummins India understands
off-highway equipment manufacturers needs for more efficient, clean and capable
powertrains, with an expectation to do more with less, and improved performance
and transient response while reducing fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions
(including CO2) and noise, especially in urban areas.
continues to strengthen its positions and offering in the infrastructure
development sector as it proves fully integrated power solutions, Cummins India
showcased QSF4.5 Bharat Stage IV CEV and the QSB6.7 Bharat Stage IV CEV engines
catering to the Off-Highway segment at the show.
QSF4.5Bharat Stage IV CEV engine is available from 121–173 hp. They come with
more power and torque, are less complex and easier to install, and require less
servicing. The QSF4.5 engine is the latest addition to Cummins India’s extensive
range of dependable engines and products. It is a new generation 4-cylinder
engine ideal for use in various off highway and construction applications up to
173 hp range. QSF4.5 has EGR Free Architecture (Exhaust Gas Recirculation)
which provides best in class power density and customers will benefit from
exceptional performance and low operating costs, with the reliability and
durability expected from Cummins.
QSF4.5 comes with single module after treatment to meet BSIV emissions which
can be easily scaled to meet BSV norms without requiring any new development in
the equipment. The QSF 4.5 off-highway engine is a step ahead of the curve and
powers applications of every type of equipment, including construction, mining,
material handling, oil & gas, power generation and more.
featured was the QSB6.7 Bharat Stage IV CEV engine power unit available from
173-260 Hp. Cummins QSB6.7 is the new generation 6-cylinder engine providing
optimum performance for India duty cycle requirement.QSB6.7 provides best in
class power density which helps engine downsizing to provide better TCO to the
end customers without sacrificing on the performance.
Technology experts Cummins also showcased their SCR after treatment systems
-Single Module & Flex Module. The 9” Single Module is up to 60% smaller
& 40% lighter than competitor modular after treatment systems with improved
NOx conversion efficiency that removes over 99% of all PM by weight and count
& improved thermal management capabilities. Both the after treatment
systems minimize proliferation & reduce downtime.
enables its customers to increase machine capability and offer more value or
downsize engines to reduce cost. Being EGR free, it offers higher reliability
with lower running costs. The engine is suitable for many applications
including wheel loaders, excavators, dump trucks, fork lift trucks and empty
an increased focus on infrastructure development has resulted in the need for a
continuous and uninterrupted power to be made available. Essential operations
require uninterrupted power and an accountable partner to stand behind it.
That’s why Cummins is the first choice for all power solutions.
wide array of power solutions showcased also featured the Cummins X3.6 series
rugged engine and world class Stamford alternator powered diesel generator set
(40Kva) with advanced in-cylinder technology to meet latest emission norms
without any after-treatment device. Smart aesthetic and superior finish and
compact in size with optimum power to weight ratio. All the major components of
the genset – the engine, alternator, control system and canopy are designed,
manufactured and tested by Cummins India.
on Cummins’s participation at Excon Ashwath Ram Managing Director Cummins India
noted - “Cummins engines do more with less. For operators, our engines deliver
higher performance for more machine capability. Simpler architecture means more
reliability, and more productivity. Additionally, our improved fuel efficiency
with extended service intervals drives fewer running costs, and what more
interesting is that Cummins delivers all of this while meeting the stringent
MAHINDRA displays Blazo X Tippers
Truck and Bus, a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, displayed its
range of outperforming tippers, at the 10th edition of the Excon exhibition.
These tippers are best suited for construction related applications.
Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Division,
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said “At Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB), customer
centricity and continuous product innovation have been at the core of our
business. Construction is an intense, time-consuming process. Ensuring that our
vehicles operate continually for nearly 18 to 20 hours per day is the key to
the profitability of our customers.”
further added, “Given this insight, the Mahindra Blazo X tippers are designed
for higher levels of utilization. Not only that, the Blazo X 28T tipper comes
with guaranteed higher mileage, highest pulling power, rugged aggregates,
lowest maintenance and best-in-class cabin. With competitive product
superiority, mileage guarantee and a 96% uptime guarantee, the Blazo X 28
tipper is a game-changing offering”.
from the Blazo X range of HCV Tippers, MTB also displayed its LCV tipper, the
Loadking Optimo. This model with Its compact overall architecture is ideal for
last-mile applications like sand mining and construction.
Blazo X range of tippers comes with Mahindra’s patented Fuel Smart Technology
featuring switches that help choose the power delivery, to suit the operating
terrain and load conditions. With this technology, MTB is eliminating the need
for maintaining different kinds of vehicles for different needs. Blazo X
tippers offer best-in-class transferable warranty of 6 years or 6,000 hours
which is applicable to the Engine, Gearbox, Rear Axle, Cabin, and Chassis
with this comprehensive offering, the Blazo X tipper comes with a next-gen,
cutting-edge, fleet telematics solution - Mahindra iMAXX, offering fleet
operators many smart features, which makes their business even more profitable
and tension-free by providing real-time information of the enroute vehicles.
Some of the features of this system include – Predictive vehicle health
monitoring, Fuel theft prevention and Ad Blue consumption monitoring, driver
behaviour monitoring, operation reports automation, and Location tracking, among
TVS SRICHAKRA showcases TVS Eurogrip
Srichakra, one of India’s largest manufacturers & exporters of two &
three-wheeler tyres and off-highway tyres showcased their TVS Eurogrip
Off-Highway product range at the Excon 2019. The range included off-highway
tyres for construction, industrial and agricultural use including farm
under the TVS Eurogrip brand, TVS Srichakra showcased a range of tyres that
included Skid Steer, Fork Lift, Multipurpose, Back Hoe Loader, Grader,
Compactor Tractor among others.
Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra LTD., said, “It gives us immense pride
to participate and showcase TVS Eurogrip range of Off-Highway tyres at the Excon
as this is our first time in this exhibition. TVS Srichakra has a strong
footprint in more than 70 countries across the globe, and our participation in
this exhibition highlights our commitment to reach out to our customers in
India as well as globally. Our Off-Highway range showcases the latest
technological advancements and innovations in tyre manufacturing, which are
tailor-made to suit the evolving needs of the customers. We look forward to
welcoming our customers and partners at our stall at the exhibition.”
company recently showcased TVS Eurogrip range of Off-Highway tyres at Conexpo Latin
America 2019, Agritechnica 2019 and SEMA Show 2019 which further bolstered
company’s commitment to strengthen their presence in the global markets.