Volvo Penta Stage V solution champions productivity, uptime and TCO29/01/2019
The Volvo Penta EU Stage V engine range for off-road applications is developed with OEMs and end users in mind, delivering optimum productivity, uptime and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Volvo Penta has responded to the introduction of the world’s toughest emission regulation, Stage V for Europe, valid from January 2019 with a sophisticated new range of engines offering easy installation, operation and maintenance – all while meeting the stringent requirements.
One major driver in the development of the new Volvo Penta Stage V range has been ensuring the engines and exhaust aftertreatment system work seamlessly together. Among other benefits, this maximizes passive regeneration during normal operation and, therefore, removes the need for stand-still regeneration, boosting customers’ uptime, productivity and profitability.
“In our new Stage V range, the engine and exhaust aftertreatment system work in perfect synergy forming a powerful unit that meets the demands of many different applications, especially when conditions are challenging,” says Giorgio Paris, head of the industrial business segment at Volvo Penta.
In the D5 and D8 engines specifically, Volvo Penta has decreased cooling requirements by around 20%, meaning the size of the radiator can be reduced or power increased depending on customer need.
At the same time, Volvo Penta has succeeded in reducing fuel consumption (vs Stage IV) across the entire range to the benefit of end users’ bottom line and the environment.
“Field-testing of our new Stage V engines has proven extremely promising, boasting fuel consumption reductions of up to 5%,” Paris says. “This means Volvo Penta can reduce CO2 footprint by around two fuel trucks per day – and considering the average life of our engines is 10,000-12,000 hours or more, the savings in fuel consumption alone will pay for the engine over its lifespan.”
Yet another positive contribution to customers’ operations is the oil change service interval, which has been lengthened from 500 hours to 1,000 hours.
The right choice
When it comes to choosing the best solution, Volvo Penta is keen to help customers make the right choice. Its experts draw on their broad experience, supporting more than 300 customers in differing applications and segments – meeting a variety of demands and requirements according to application, installation and market. For customers operating in particularly dusty environments, such as mining, for example, one option is to install heavy duty wiring harnesses.
“Our Stage V solutions are engineered to make life easy for customers. That starts with ensuring the customer gets the specification that’s optimized for their individual application,” Paris says.
At bauma 2019, taking place at the Messe München, Germany, between April 8 and 14, 2019, Volvo Penta will be showcasing its full range, including the new Volvo Penta Stage V D5, D8, D11, D13 and D16 engines that have been optimized for customer operation. These engines offer power from 105 to 585 kW (143-796 hp).
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta will be joined by sister companies Volvo CE, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Solutions.