JCB launches genset range built for the desert

JCB’s QS generator range has been designed to cope with GCC conditions

JCB's QS generator range has been designed to cope with the Middle East's high temperatures, choking dust, and poor fuel quality.
JCB's QS generator range has been designed to cope with the Middle East's high temperatures, choking dust, and poor fuel quality.

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JCB Power Products has launched a generator range designed to cope with the harshest conditions that the Middle East has to offer.

QS generators sport JCB’s Dieselmax engines, which the firm says are equipped to deal with the Middle East’s demanding operating environments.

The line-up consists of four models, ranging from 60kVA to 140kVA standby power at 50Hz.

“JCB’s QS generators have been designed expressly to tackle head on the challenges of high temperatures, dusty work sites, poor fuel quality, and varying output requirements,” said Faisal Hamze, JCB Power Products’ regional sales manager for the Middle East.

“By offering a range of options, the customer can spec a machine to suit his or her application. Options such as fuel pre-filters, scavenging air filters, and double-protection alternators, help to ensure that service intervals are easily met,” he told PMV Middle East.

The heavy-duty diesel generators have been specifically designed by the UK-headquartered manufacturer to provide reliable power generation to those operating in the Middle East’s remote and challenging environments.

The gensets are available in both canopy and open variants to suit differing user requirements.

“We have invested a huge amount of time and research to understand the market requirements and customer needs before developing a performance-driven generator, built to the highest specification [and] capable of operating in the most challenging applications,” said Jonathan Garnham, director and general manger of JCB Power Products.

“QS generators will deliver superior performance in the most testing environments,” he added.

Poor quality diesel common across the Middle East represents one of the key driving forces behind the development of the QS range. In order to make them more tolerant to such fuel, the generators feature three-stage filtration systems sensitive to up to 5μ. The QS units also feature removable, ‘slide-out’ fuel tanks for simple cleaning and servicing, large, removable doors to facilitate maintenance, and Deep Sea Electronics 4510 control panels.

The QS gensets have been developed and approved to operate in temperatures above 50°C, making them ideally suited to desert operation during the Middle Eastern summertime. The units will complement JCB’s existing range of generators and light towers.

“Demand for generators is growing in line with the mega developments, road, and rail projects that are taking place at the moment,” commented Hamze.

“JCB delivers robust, reliable, and durable products that can cope with arduous operating conditions in the region. In addition to factors such as heat, dust, and fuel, our products can meet varying output requirements across the GCC,” he concluded.


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