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New JCB JS300 excavator promises fuel efficiency and long life

JCB Construction Equipment Australia has introduced the JS300 excavator, an updated, rugged 30-tonne model built to withstand local conditions while delivering a 25 percent boost in fuel efficiency.

“The JS300 incorporates the tried and true elements of other JCB models to create a superstructure that comes with all the improvements and benefits of our larger range, but in a more compact body,” JCB CEA national excavator product manager Deon Cope says.

He says the JS300’s hydraulic tank has had a maximum sight gauge capacity boost of 40 percent to 238 litres, allowing the excavator to work in the most extreme conditions and temperatures.

“This machine has been built with Australian conditions in mind. It can withstand the hottest and harshest environments, reach peak performance when faced with demanding jobs,” Cope says.

“These new components all come together to create a machine that is strong and versatile,” he adds. “This machine truly is an all-rounder, making it an ideal fit for the owner/operator or for rental.”

The excavator’s body is equipped with a house frame, service bay doors and latches that JCB has designed for improved durability and to give longer life to all machine components. The company says the box section side frames add strength to help localise any external forces from damaging the product.

The key components of larger JCB excavators have been used in building this new model, including a JCB DieselMAX 672 engine, a 590-litre fuel tank and the increased hydraulic tank capacity mentioned above.

JCB says that the use of the Dieselmax 672 engine as opposed to the externally sourced engines used in earlier models has reduced fuel consumption by up to 10 litres per hour, which plays a part in reducing overall fuel efficiency by 25 percent.

The fuel tank on the JS300 excavator has been upgraded to 590-litre capacity, a 4.6 percent upgrade over its predecessor. This allows for longer run times without stopping to refuel.

“One of the best ways to get the most value from your machines is through fuel economy,” Cope says. “It significantly increases your service intervals and reduces down time so you can get jobs done faster and more efficiently.”

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