Same Deutz-Fahr Introduces New Diesels
Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF), a manufacturer of tractors, combine harvesters and agricultural machinery, has introduced a new range of diesel engines, the Farmotion series. The Treviglio, Italy, headquartered manufacturer said the new Farmotion line is composed of three-, four- and six-cylinder engines with power outputs of 100 hp, 140 hp and 200 hp respectively. SDF said the diesels are compliant with EU Stage 3b/Tier 4 and Stage 4/Tier 4 final emission standards. These are SDF designed diesels that will reportedly be manufactured at its operations in India -- Same Deutz-Fahr India Private Ltd.
This is an interesting development for the diesel industry in that SDF had been a major shareholder in Deutz AG. In September 2012, Same Deutz-Fahr completed the sale of over 22 million shares of Deutz AG to AB Volvo. SDF still holds approximately 8.4% of Deutz' shares.
SDF said the new engines have been specifically designed for tractor applications. The underlying design concept of the new range are an optimized downsizing of the engine displacement to 962 cc/cylinder, common rail technology with 2000 bar fuel injection pressure, external cooled exhaust gas recirculation, using a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). The Stage 4 and Tier 4 final versions will also include SCR.
According to SDF, the Farmotion engines feature one cylinder head per cylinder with cylinder liners that can be removed, thus ensuring optimal cooling and good serviceability. The new engines also feature automatic valve clearance adjustment, so valve clearances will never have to be set manually throughout the entire life of the engine.
More details on SDF’s new diesel range will be covered in an upcoming issue of Diesel Progress International magazine.