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Equipment Ticker March 2024

INTERMAT INDIA, a premier exhibition showcasing innovations and advancements in the construction and infrastructure sectors, has announced a date change for its upcoming event due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Originally scheduled to take place from 17-19 April, 2024, the exhibition will now be held from 21-23 May, 2024.

The decision to reschedule INTERMAT INDIA has been made in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, ensuring the smooth conduct of both the exhibition and the electoral process. This change aims to accommodate the needs of our participants, exhibitors, and visitors, allowing them to fully engage in both events without any conflicts. All aspects of INTERMAT INDIA, will proceed as planned on the rescheduled dates. The venue and exhibition timings remain unchanged, offering a seamless transition for all involved. For further information and updates regarding INTERMAT INDIA, please visit www.intermatindia.com

SANY India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, has taken a significant stride towards offering improved financial solutions to its customers. The company has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with J&K Bank, aiming to stimulate substantial growth and development opportunities within the region, while facilitating easier access to SANY India’s advanced product line along with readily available financial solutions.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Nishikant Sharma, Deputy General Manager of J&K Bank, and Sanjay Saxena, COO of SANY India, accompanied by senior officers from both organizations. 

This collaboration between SANY India and J&K Bank is strategically designed to leverage the strengths of both entities, providing comprehensive financial solutions to customers, including competitive interest rates and flexible repayment plans, to support the procurement of essential machinery for infrastructure projects.

Sanjay Saxena, COO of SANY INDIA, stated, “We are delighted to partner with J&K Bank, a leading institution of economic well-being within its operational areas. This collaboration signifies our commitment to delivering exceptional financial services alongside our cutting-edge products, empowering customers across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.”

Highlighting the significant reliance on J&K Bank for equipment financing in the previous year, Saxena added, “With 80% of our equipment sales in Jammu and Kashmir financed through J&K Bank, this partnership underscores the bank’s deep penetration and significance in the region. As J&K Bank becomes our preferred financier, customers can conveniently access financing solutions for our earthmoving and construction equipment without exploring alternative options.”

Nishikant Sharma, Deputy General Manager of J&K Bank, echoed these sentiments, stating, “We continuously strive to provide beneficial opportunities for our customers. With construction activities thriving in J&K and Ladakh, the demand for earth-moving and construction equipment is on the rise. Through our Construction Equipment Finance scheme, prospective buyers of SANY equipment can easily avail finance tailored to meet their financial requirements.”

He emphasized the importance of strengthening the relationship between the two companies to achieve mutually beneficial future growth.

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, recently flagged off its next-generation, green-fuel powered commercial vehicles to Tata Steel. The fleet includes Prima tractors, tippers and the Ultra EV bus, powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and battery electric technologies. The vehicles were flagged off by Tata Son’s Chairman,  N Chandrasekaran, as part of the Tata Group’s Founder’s Day celebrations in Jamshedpur. Present at the ceremony were  T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel and Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, along with senior members of their leadership teams.

Speaking about the long-standing partnership with Tata Motors, T. V. Narendran, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Steel said: “This delivery marks another significant milestone in our long-standing partnership with Tata Motors. As leaders in our respective industries, Tata Steel and Tata Motors share a common vision for sustainability and innovation. By harnessing our collective expertise and resources, we are not only revolutionising our industries but also leading the way in environmental responsibility. Together, we are committed to driving positive change and delivering eco-friendly solutions that not only benefit our businesses but also contribute to a greener tomorrow.”

Speaking about the future-ready vehicles being flagged-off, Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is driving the global megatrend of sustainable, safe and smart mobility in India. Our green fleet of commercial vehicles will accelerate Tata Steel’s efforts towards making its supply chain carbon neutral. We have collaborated with them and their transportation partners to design holistic solutions for enhancing functionality, performance, connectivity and safety. Every aspect of these vehicles has been purposefully augmented to cater to varied duty cycles and special applications. We look forward to strengthening our historic partnership in our respective quests of reducing carbon footprint and achieving net-zero emissions by 2045.”

Tata Motors new age fleet of commercial vehicles come equipped with multiple safety features including Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Electronic Stability Control, Active Traction Control and Driver Monitoring System, amongst others. The vehicles were handed over to Tata Steel’s delivery partners for transporting steel products and raw materials.

Engineered for a variety of applications, the Tata Prima LNG range of trucks including Tippers (3530.K) and Tractors (5530.S) will be used for surface, mining, and long-haul commercial transportation. As part of the accelerated adoption of battery-electric range, 28T EV Tipper (E28.K) and 46T EV Tractor (E46.S) are being deployed for establishing real-world performance, as part of Tata Steel’s logistic movement. In addition to the zero-emission trucks, the company will also start using Tata Ultra EV buses for employee transport, across plant locations.

Tata Motors has been developing and manufacturing innovative mobility solutions powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery electric, CNG, LNG, Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine and Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology. It showcased the widest range of alternate-fuel powered commercial vehicles at Auto Expo 2023 and Bharat Mobility Global Expo in February 2024 across various segments. Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 2,000 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 12 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95%.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) India showcased its ground breaking zero-emission construction and mining equipment at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 in New Delhi.

Among the highlights was the DD40 Electric mini asphalt compactor, a significant achievement as Bharat’s first electric road machinery designed, developed, and built locally. Fueled by advanced chemistry Lithium-ion batteries, this compact yet powerful machine promises cleaner and quieter urban road construction. The exhibit also featured the L120 Electric Wheel Loader, an electric adaptation of Volvo’s renowned 6-tonne wheel loader, setting new benchmarks for sustainable material handling in various industries. Volvo CE’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond product innovation. In 2023, the company launched a series of zero-emission machines, including the EC500 Electric, India’s first grid-connected electric excavator in the 50-ton class, and the PT220 Electric Asphalt Compactor, designed for smooth and emission-free road construction. Volvo CE is actively contributing to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, aligning with strict emission regulations and fostering a cleaner, quieter future for the construction industry in India.

Speaking about the company’s participation, Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India said “Being the third largest and one of the fastest growing CE markets in the world, we feel this is the time to accelerate a technological shift towards electrification for domestic and export markets. We already see a lot of curiosity and interest from our early adopter customers and with government support fleet electrification in CE industry can take off just like in automotive. We believe a few initiatives including CE industry in FAME scheme, reducing GST to 5% on electric machines, and creating EV-friendly infrastructure tenders can be big enablers to set the ball rolling. Our participation in the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 showcases our dedication to shaping a cleaner, quieter, and more sustainable future for the construction industry in India.”

Beyond electric innovation, Volvo CE is taking a holistic approach by introducing new-age service solutions. These include Equipment as a Service, a value-added scalable service bundling cutting-edge equipment with efficiency measures, and productivity services. The company’s focus on supporting customer success aligns with its vision for a cleaner, quieter, and more sustainable

T65D was unveiled at the ARA Show, the boom lift features a 74-horsepower JCB 444 EcoMAX engine, 360 degrees of continuous rotation and a 1,000-pound platform capacity – enough to hold three workers in the basket throughout its full operating range.The T65D has a platform height of 65 feet, 4 inches and a platform reach of 56 feet 6 inches.

High Lift Capacity

The T65D comes with a standard 8-foot basket with three access points. It can handle 1,000 pounds in the basket through 80% of its range and 600 pounds through 100% of the range. A solid cast counterweight provides greater strength and stability to balance loads. Enhanced safety features, including a secondary guarding system, protect operators against overhead crush hazards.

Precise Control

The 7-inch touchscreen ground display and 5-inch color basket display show operators the total load as a percentage of capacity, so there is no guessing as to whether you need to remove a hammer or worker to get back within range when overloaded, says Product Manager Connor Stanmore. A built-in diagnostics system on the touchscreen provides error codes for quick troubleshooting and improved uptime. Warning lights, fuel level and machine position are also displayed on the color screen. USB charging points come standard with the platform console. The platform control box features a dial to control boom speed and proportional joysticks for basket control. This lets operators precisely control the lift near buildings or move with speed in open spaces.

If operators are stuck at height, manual controls can be used to lower the machine safely. The controls are protected under a cover to prevent accidental operation. Foam-filled tires come standard for traction and stability in rough, uneven terrain. Available accessories include a pipe cradle and glazing kit. Additional accessories will be rolled out later this year.

Plenty of Power

Known for its high torque and low revs, the Tier 4 Final JCB 444 EcoMAX engine is common across JCB’s telehandler range but generously powered compared to other models on the market, Stanmore says. It does not require a DPF or DEF.

Most telescopic boom lifts in this size class use a 40- to 50-horsepower engine. At 74 horsepower, the T65D has enough muscle to push through muddy terrain, steep grades and difficult underfoot conditions without bogging down and slowing work.

For crews that deploy welders in the basket, the T65D uses the 7.5-kilowatt Harrison Hydra-Gen PTO-based hydraulic generator. Smaller, more compact, and lighter than engine-powered generators, the Harrison generator can run the welder at full power with no loss of speed or performance from the primary diesel engine, Stanmore adds. All serviceable components have been pulled to the front of the machine for easy access. Self-lubricating bushings reduce the need for routine greasing. Hydraulic fluid is run through steel pipework rather than hoses to reduce the risk of damage. The pipework is fitted in sections so it can be replaced for less cost and in less time if a section is damaged. The pipework is also covered with a shield for additional protection. All hydraulic hoses are color-coded for easier replacement and serviceability.

JCB Livelink telematics comes standard and monitors machine performance 24/7, and schedules service automatically.

Quick Specs

Drive type                      : 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel steer

Engine                           :JCB 444 EcoMAX, Tier 4 Final diesel, 74hp

Max working height      :71’ 11”

Max outreach               :56’ 6”

Platform height             :65’ 4”

Max platform capacity :1,000 lbs.

Boom type                    :Telescopicconstruction industry in India.

Manitou’s new range of mid-sized skid steers and compact track loaders have rolled out and are available for purchase at dealers nationwide. The lineup, which includes the 2100 V, 2300 V and 2750 V skid steer loaders and 2100 VT, 2300 VT and 2750 VT compact track loaders, features improvements in safety, comfort, productivity, simplicity and serviceability over previous models.

Available with lift capacities from 2,100 pounds to 2,750 pounds, Manitou says the new models provide contractors with “a powerful tool for material handling, attachment use and multi-purpose work around the jobsite. Key features include:

  • IdealTrax: The patented track-tensioning system adjusts the track to the proper tension when the machine is started and relieves the tension when the machine is turned off. This improves idler and bogie bearing life, prolongs the track’s life by up to 15% and makes cleaning out the tracks easier.
  • Manitou IdealAccess door: The exclusive bi-folding polycarbonate door offers more headroom and the ability to operate the machine with the door open or closed. A new window and roof design further improves visibility.
  • All-new vertical-lift arm design: All models are vertical lift and feature a new sloped lift arm design. Manitou says the design improves visibility, reduces the amount of material that gathers on the arms and allows for the hydraulic lines to be routed under the arms for greater protection.
  • Improved breakout forces and fuel tank capacity: Compared to the previous range, breakout force is now 12% higher on average and the tank capacity has increased by 14%, allowing greater productivity.
  • Upgraded cab: The larger, one-piece cab gives the operator 23% more space in the cab than previous models; a larger, more ergonomic foot area that reduces operator fatigue while enabling precise control of the standard foot throttle; lift-arm cushioning and an improved undercarriage for a smooth, more comfortable ride. The cab flips up 69 degrees for easy maintenance.
  • Manitou EasyMANAGER: The telematics platform provides business owners and fleet managers with easy access to machine health, performance and efficiency data.

Additional features include keyless start, LED lighting, enhanced standard and high-flow auxiliary hydraulics and a patented Pilot joystick system that moves with the seat to ensure a common operator experience is standard. A full lineup of attachments is available. Manitou says when factoring in the purchase price, resale value, lifetime service, and consumables, its new line of compact loaders can reduce the total cost of ownership over the first five years of ownership by up to 15 percent.

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