In recent years, Volvo Penta has established itself as a leading off-road engine manufacturer in the agricultural industry and has fast become a key OEM partner. At Agritechnica 2019, it will present its next generation of fuel-efficient Stage V engine solutions.
Volvo Penta has come a long way since it first exhibited at Agritechnica in 2013. Today, its engines are widely used in the agricultural sector, helping to meet emission regulations in harvesters, sprayers, irrigation pumps and other agricultural machinery and equipment throughout the world.
Volvo Penta is now the leading engine supplier in some applications, such as feeder mixers, thanks to the offering and support that it provides to its OEMs partners.
“We invested a lot in our Stage IV off-road engine platform,” explains Mauricio Henander, Strategy & Business Development Director at Volvo Penta. “While our engines proved popular in all industries, they enabled phenomenal sales growth for us within the agricultural sector specifically. We started to gain more customers, and the word about our world-class offering spread to other potential customers. Soon we were receiving large volumes of orders – and we are still growing.”
Stage V engine benefits
One of the main advantages of Volvo Penta’s off-road engine solutions is that they are optimized for each emission level. The Stage V emission legislation requires almost all off-road engines to have a DPF (diesel particulate filter). Volvo Penta has developed a solution that reduces standstill DPF regeneration to an absolute minimum, while at the same time retaining Volvo Penta’s signature ease of installation, operation and maintenance.
The new Volvo Penta Stage V diesel engines have a common interface. Installation in the machine is very similar, regardless of the emission level for which the engine is optimized. The exhaust aftertreatment systems (EATS) for each Stage V engine model are flexible solutions; they can be installed in different orientations, making them suitable for most agricultural machinery and equipment.
Another benefit is that Volvo Penta develops complete engines and supplies them with all the necessary components for installation, including hoses and wiring harnesses, providing a complete solution for customers.
In addition to the regeneration strategy for maximising uptime, Volvo Penta has extended the power range of its Stage V engines, enabling the company to retain its position as industry leaders when it comes to power density.
It has also bolstered its service network in the off-road segment to boost the ease of maintenance of its Stage V engine platform, thereby providing excellent support for end-users in all off-road applications.
“We see ourselves more as partners to OEMs than suppliers, because we pride ourselves on technical support and create tailored solutions based on their requirements. We provide a lot of technical support and our customers are often surprised by the focus we put on them,” Henander adds.
Low fuel consumption
Another important benefit for customers and end-users is the low fuel consumption of the Volvo Penta Stage V range, which features an improvement of up to 5% across the range (vs Stage IV). This not only means a lower total cost of ownership for customers but also a reduction in CO2, which is an important priority for the entire Volvo Group. The low fuel consumption, together with the low emissions and market-leading oil change intervals, supports sustainable farming.
Committed to the agricultural industry
Volvo Penta is showcasing its innovative Stage V solutions at Agritechnica 2019, taking place between 10-16th November in Hannover, Germany. Product experts will be on hand at the Volvo Penta stand (hall 16, stand D18).
“We are a global engine manufacturer, committed to developing a strong future in the agriculture industry,” Henander concludes. “We are preparing ourselves for technology shifts so that we can enter the era of electrification, connectivity and vehicle automation. All of which will help to drive a profitable and sustainable future for all. We look forward to discussing these themes with customers at Agritechnica 2019.”
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