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Five Reasons to Select Volvo Penta as Your Agriculture Engine Provider Partner

Agricultural work pushes the limits of equipment. But tight planting times and short harvest seasons won’t wait for equipment failures. Farmers need partners who understand their business and deliver equipment that stands up to the rigors of the job, even in scorching drought or relentless rain.

Farmers talking with machine in background powered by Volvo Penta industrial diesel engine

Working a short harvest season or in a remote location calls for dependable performance and an engine partner you can trust. Volvo Penta delivers on both. We provide premium industrial power through Volvo Penta engine models tailored to your specific agriculture equipment and a strong service network ready to support your needs. 

Our widespread use across the globe speaks to the power of our engine performance. Agricultural operations all over the world choose Volvo Penta diesel engines to power a variety of applications because of their excellent performance, fuel efficiency, reliability and more. 

Here are five reasons Volvo Penta’s power range is the right choice for your agricultural equipment. 

Independence: Volvo Group doesn’t make agriculture machines. But at Volvo Penta, we do make the engines that power them. Our precision focus on engines means we put all our R&D efforts into developing power units you can rely on. With more than 100 years of experience, we’ve become experts at developing high-performance engines that are reliable, fuel efficient, and emit extremely low emissions. 

Fuel Efficiency: We understand that the fuel that keeps equipment running represents a significant part of your total costs. And fuel costs can shift up and down as market prices fluctuate. Your operation demands a fuel-efficient engine that keeps fuel consumption low. Volvo Penta diesel engines lower fuel consumption in most agricultural applications by at least 5%, reducing your operational costs and helping your new engine pay for itself.

Simple Solutions Made to Last: Engines that meet Tier 4 Final Solution standards promote cleaner air, improved fuel efficiency, and higher performance. But meeting those standards can increase maintenance and installation time with some providers. Volvo Penta’s Tier 4 Final Solution eases these concerns. While most Tier 4 Final engines need a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), Volvo Penta’s Tier 4 Final engines use proven SCR technology that is designed to last the life of the engine. What you’ll get from Volvo Penta is straightforward, easy to maintain, compact system that fits inside the engine compartment of most agricultural machines. 

Reliable, Proven Technology: For over a century, we’ve become a well-known name in the agriculture world, partnering with many customers that produce machines for a variety of agricultural applications. There’s just one reason for this: Reliability. Volvo Penta uses state-of-the-art technology and deep engineering experience to develop workhorse engines offering high power, high torque, and high performance at low speeds. And when trouble arises, an extensive parts distribution system stands ready to provide parts quickly and keep downtime to a minimum. 

Strong Service Network: When you invest in Volvo Penta power, you have the power of our vast dealer network behind you. These skilled, authorized dealers work to maximize your productivity, uptime and protect your investment. Our dealers offer technical competence, product training, speedy repairs, advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting expertise, and on-site support to get you running and keep you running.

Hear from our global agriculture equipment customers

Leading agriculture equipment manufacturer – and long-time Volvo Penta customer – ROPA is benefitting from using a Volvo Penta D16 off-road engine in its popular Tiger 6 harvester. ROPA has a broad range of products for harvesting sugar beets and potatoes that are used in over 40 countries worldwide, including right here in the United States.

This is what Paul Jansson, chief project manager for Ropa, had to say about his experience with Volvo Penta’s diesel engines:

“When it comes to reliability, we have not encountered any problems with the D16, but this is not surprising. Some of our older engines have run for over 15,000 hours with little or no malfunction. Because of this, we have huge trust that these latest Volvo Penta engines will be just as durable and long-lasting.”

You can watch his full testimonial here.

Learn how Volvo Penta is also helping sugar cane harvesting manufacturer Shaktiman in this Mighty Jobs episode here.