New digger launched in spite of downturn
JCB launches the 36-tonne JS360 Auto tracked excavator
Despite the downturn, one heavy equipment manufacturer has launched a new excavator for worldwide distribution – at the same time as opening a new factory to build it in.
UK-based JCB is launching the 36-tonne JS360 Auto tracked excavator which is the company’s first entry in the higher end of this weight class. The machine combines high torque, pump flow and bucket breakout forces – which, according to the company will deliver a powerful, productive and accurate new machine for heavy duty applications such as: demolition, quarrying, earthmoving and roadbuilding.
The newcomer has a 6.45m mono boom for easy transportation and greater lift capacity. The boom is available with a choice of dipper lengths – 2.1, 2.63, 3.23, and 4.03 meters – to suit differing customer requirements for reach, dig-depth, loadover height, tearouts and site versatility. Reserve strength is built into the fully welded structures for hydraulic hammer and other arduous operations.
The factory in which the new digger is built also combines state-of-the-art machines with modern production methods. New CNC machining centres produce specific components, while a modern hydraulic ‘clean room’ ensures the best standards of assembly. The range is available in the Middle East throughout the JCB dealer network now.