Kohler goes diesel
By Steve Skinner22 December 2008
Kohler engines of Wisconsin, US has produced its first range of diesel powered engines. Initially available in the US and the Asia Pacific region, the seven air-cooled and six liquid-cooled models produce between 5 kW and 48 kW.
The new range features both single and multi-cylinder models and has been designed to meet relevant emissions legislation up to Tier IV Final (Stage IV).
Kohler supplies OEMs operating in the construction, commercial grass cutting and industrial sectors and the launch of the diesel engines is viewed by the company as a complimentary offering for its existing petrol customers around the world.
“Kohler is very serious about competing in the off-highway engine market on a worldwide scale and this diesel line compliments our current petrol engine offering,” said Cam Litt, marketing manager for Kohler’s engine division.
“Customers are seeking contemporary diesel technology at a competitive price point, which is backed-up by a far-reaching service network. Kohler is confident that we can provide this” said Mr Litt.
“The new diesel range features both air and liquid-cooled units that offer advanced fuel efficiency through either direct or indirect injection, low sound levels and a myriad of air intake and oil-filtration system options,” continued Mr Litt. “The Kohler diesel engines will be supported by a solid application engineering team ready to work with OEMs in a responsive and creative manner,” concluded Mr Litt.
For a round-up of the latest engine developments from all the major manufacturers, and a study of Shell’s dual fuel test truck, please see January’s edition of Construction Europe.