Earthmoving and Construction Equipment manufacturer JCB India Limited has showcased its pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi. Developed jointly with inputs from the CSIR-CRRI, the new machine is developed as a one stop solution for roads and highway maintenance.

Based on the JCB 3DX backhoe loader, the machine, along with its set of multi-functional attachments, has been developed indigenously over a period of one year. JCB claims to have equipped this machine with industry-first features designed to transform traditional roads and highway maintenance operations. Designed to specifically meet the needs of roads and highway contractors, the local administration and rental companies, the machine has a set of JCB attachments and controls, integrated on a 3DX Backhoe Loader to carry out pothole repairs.

For the development of this machine, CRRI has provided its emulsion based recipe for the filling mix and this solution is an integrated offering by JCB with its attachment and control solutions on a JCB Backhoe Loader. It does not alter the standard hydraulics, engine power, circuits and electrics of the basic 3DX machine. The electrical circuits for the compressed air and the compactor attachment are fully integrated.

The machine will also be fitted with JCB’s advanced telematics technology called Livelink. This will help in exact monitoring of progress of repair projects as it will enable real time updates of the machine movement, location and its operations.

Subir Kumar Chowdhury, MD & CEO of JCB India, said, “There is a need to develop a modern, productive and viable solution for the repair of roads that have been built over time. This new product developed by us with the support of the CRRI is based on our popular 3DX Backhoe Loader. We feel that it will have significant utility in improving infrastructure in India. It will also help in improving safety through the reduction of accidents caused due to potholes.”

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