Kohler Launches New Single-Cylinder Diesel
From Lombardini’s Italian headquarters, Kohler has introduced the new air-cooled single-cylinder KD15-440 diesel engine. This is an update of the Lombardini 15LD440 engine.
The restyled engine has a new air filtration system and fuel tank. The filtration systems incorporates a new air filter with separator pre-filter and a dust drain valve in the filter itself. Lombardini said the new filter has a longevity five times greater than the current version.
The new fuel tank features a primary fuel filter housed inside the tank and a safety secondary filter. For maintenance, the primary filter can be replaced without using special tools.
With the enhancements, the KD15-440 maintains the overall dimensions and maintenance points of the 15LD440, making it fully interchangeable.
The KD15-440 has a displacement of 440 cc and a power output of 8.0 kW at 3600 r/min. The engine will be available in February 2013, together with the KD15-440S model rated 7.3 kW. The KD15-350 and KD15-350S models (5.5 and 5.0 kW respectively) will be available at the end of 2013.
For more information: www.kohlernewproject.com