JCB India launched its domestically built world class, fuel efficient diesel engine, JCB ecoMAX for powering its equipment line. The engine is equipped with state of the art BS111 16 valve technology. The design and manufacture of the engine has been effected on the same platform as the world record breaking Dieselmax engines. Built with an eco friendly technology, the engines comply with Bharat Stage III emission norms, meeting the conditions to contain emission and noise pollution. These engines are a result of immense technical expertise and efforts put in by the teams from the US and India. Commenting on the indigenous development of the engines, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India, Vipin Sondhi said ”the company was happy to launch the BS111 complaint engines in the country. Developed with the latest technology, the engines would result in substantial savings in fuel costs for the customer.”JCB engine ecoMAX is the first engine in India that has been developed exclusively for off-highway applications and available with the range of 76hp to 150hp, they are naturally aspirated, turbocharged or common rail. The engine is water cooled and pressured by a high pressure rotary pump. The block, bedplate design and and crankshaft dimensions are similar to the JCB dieselmax engines. The cold side has features like 14.5 psi cooling system for increased cooling efficiency, fan belt auto adjuster, 6000 hrs of belt life, oil change period and engine filter change period of 500 hrs each reducing maintenance cost, main filter change period of 1000hrs, state of the art Delphi fuel system. Higher torque will result in increased productivity when the machine is performing loading and dozing applications.The engine has been tested for 50,000+ hours in extreme climatic, terrain and off-highway fuel conditions.