New Engines, New Alliance For Deutz

By Mike Osenga18 January 2019

Deutz Corp., Norcross, Ga., has expanded its line of under 25 hp engines with the introduction of two new models for applications such as aerial platforms, welders, trenching equipment and  skid-steer loaders, as well as lawn care and pump applications.

The new engines are the result of a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) Deutz has entered into with Korea’s Kukje Machinery Co., with the mutual intent for both parties to sign a long-term agreement for these engines in early 2019.

Two new engines, the D1.2 (pictured here and above) and the D1.7, will be available for immediate delivery throughout the Americas in second quarter of  2019 with complete Deutz parts and service support already in place. The D1.2 and D1.7 will be Deutz-branded and supported by the Deutz service network. The engines are naturally aspirated, three-cylinder configurations offered in 1.2L and 1.7L displacement with output ratings of up to 25 hp. The D1.2 and D1.7 can also be utilized with the new E-Deutz products by providing customers with complete hybrid packages.

“As we look to the future, our research has determined that more customers require engines in this particular power category, as they downsize with more efficient powertrains” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corp. “The D1.2 and D1.7  are simple, cost-effective, mechanical engines that meet the latest emissions regulations both here in North America and in the EU.”

Kukje Machinery has been manufacturing agricultural machinery, tractors, combine harvesters, rice harvesters and diesel engines, to over 50 different countries. Kukje Machinery also produces the Branson Tractor, range, a line of compact tractors powered by EPA  Tier 4 final and EC Stage 5 engines, from 20 hp to 74 hp.

Until 2016, Kukje was a subsidiary of Dongkuk Steel Kukje is a subsidiary of another South Korean agricultural manufacturer. In 1995, Kukje established its diesel engine manufacturing operations.  In July 2016, Tong Yang signed a letter of intent to purchase Kukje , a deal that was concluded in September 2016.

“These engines are well established in the off-highway market, and we’re confident that our customers who need engines in this power category will find the D1.2 and D1.7 to reflect the high quality standards that they expect from Deutz,” Mann said.

In addition to the new D1.2 and D1.7 engines, Deutz will also offer its D2.2 L3 engine rated at 24.4 hp with no EGR or exhaust aftertreatment and a high torque rating. 


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