11 April 2019, 14:50
Volvo Penta’s Stage V engines have proven extremely promising in field-tests, boasting fuel consumption reductions of up to 5%*. This not only reduces CO2 output but also the total cost of ownership – yet another step towards building a successful, sustainable business.
Fuel consumption is just one of the ways Volvo Penta is making its Stage V offering attractive to customers. The range offers power from 105 to 585 kW (143-796 hp), enabling customers to meet the demands of even the toughest applications. Each engine has been specifically engineered to deliver optimum productivity, uptime and total cost of ownership, and is developed to offer ease of installation, operation and maintenance.
“We are keen to demonstrate to our customers that Volvo Penta is continuing to lead the way when it comes to engine and power systems innovation, most recently with EU Stage V,” says Johan Inden, President of Region Europe at Volvo Penta. “We are already seeing evidence that our customers understand this. Over the last three years, the Volvo Penta Industrial segment has increased its annual sales by an average of 33%.”
Optimized for operation
Volvo Penta Stage V range provides improved productivity through an engine and exhaust aftertreatment system that work seamlessly together. Among other benefits, this maximizes passive regeneration during normal operation and, therefore, removes the need for stand-still regeneration. Uptime has also been boosted by improved oil change service intervals, which have been doubled from 500 to 1,000 hours. In addition, Volvo Penta has championed ease-of-installation by ensuring commonality between different emission levels.
“With our Stage V solutions, we want to make life as easy as possible for our customers,” says Inden. “Our experts draw upon decades of experience, supporting more than 300 customers in differing applications and segments. This ensures every customer gets a solution that’s optimized for their individual application.”
In addition to off-road, Volvo Penta recently launched its first Stage V engine for mobile gensets, the D16. The D16 is a neat and compact engine with lower maintenance requirements. It delivers around 3% better fuel economy (versus Stage IIIa), providing improved total cost of ownership.
On the road to electromobility
In parallel to developing diesel powered solutions, Volvo Penta is leveraging the strength of the Volvo Group, bringing innovative technology to land and sea.
Volvo Penta recently signed its first agreement to design and deliver an electric driveline for an industrial OEM – namely, Rosenbauer, a world-leading fire-service vehicle manufacturer to which Volvo Penta already supplies Stage IV/Tier 4 Final and Euro VI diesel engines. In a system delivery approach, Volvo Penta will develop the electric driveline in Rosenbauer’s first electric fire truck due for launch in 2021.
“With Rosenbauer, we managed to create a win-win situation,” adds Inden. “Not only has this strategic partnership given us an exciting opportunity to develop and showcase our state-of-the-art electromobility platform, but it’s allowed Rosenbauer to benefit from a bespoke, proven Volvo Group solution.”
Volvo Penta is presenting a powerful line-up at bauma 2019 (Stand 203 in Hall C6). Under the theme ‘Optimized for Tomorrow’, Volvo Penta is showcasing the full range of Stage V off-road engines (D5, D8, D11, D13 and D16), as well as its innovative aftertreatment system and electric driveline.
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta will be joined by sister companies Volvo CE, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services.
*compared to Stage IV
Source: AB Volvo Penta