Volkswagen launches engines for construction
By Helen Wright19 April 2012
German manufacturer Volkswagen is making a push into the construction machinery market with the introduction of US Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB-compliant engines at Intermat.
The company showcased its new modular industrial engines with an output range from 36 to 75 kW at the event, with the aim of catching the interest of construction equipment manufacturers. The engines would be suitable for smaller machines, for instance compact excavators or telescopic handlers.
On show was the TDI 2.0-436 MC engine, configured with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to comply with the current emissions legislation in Europe and the US. The DPF requires a service after 10,000 hours, and no fuel injection is required for the passive regeneration process.
Volkswagen marketing spokesman for power systems Dirk Groβe said, "We're here to convince manufacturers of construction machinery to use our industrial engines, and we've had a lot of interest so far. The engines are based on a modular concept - there is a base engine and seven configurations can be added to fit exactly with what the customer needs."
Modules that can be added include electronic control units, a choice of clutch modules, fans and exhaust systems.