Kubota Business Unit Engine Europe (BUEE) has announced the development of a new electronically controlled diesel engine.
The new 3-cylinder 'D902-K', which is set for mass production from 2022, is the first electronic CAN (Controller Area Network) controlled engine that the manufacturer has developed with an output of less than 19kW.
Designed to meet the latest exhaust emission standards, the D902-K features a newly designed TVCR combustion chamber combined with a new common rail system which enhances the engine performance efficiency while reducing fuel consumptions of approximately 5% compared to conventional control models.
Another aspect of the D902-K is its ability to improve drivability and efficiency. Utilising engine operation data, telematics and communicating via CAN, both the rotation and torque of the engine can be enhanced or suppressed, which apparently cannot be achieved by mechanical control.
Daniel Grant, Manager Marketing Intelligence for Kubota Business Unit Engine Europe, said: “The announcement of the new D902-K is part of Kubota’s commitment in responding to latest global emission regulations through innovation and design, ensuring we are providing our customers with market leading solutions that comply with upcoming emissions regulations.
“As part of our customer first strategy, it’s also crucial that the solutions we provide exceed the needs of our OEM customers. That’s why the compact dimensions of our new D902-K diesel engine are compatible with conventional models. To compliment this, the intake and exhaust position, engine mount mounting position and PTO are also the same as conventional product. This means the D902-K can easily and seamlessly be incorporated into an OEM’s production processes without impacting on product design and development.”