At its bouma 2022 booth, Kubota will showcase two new engines with advanced technology that will expand the range of fully electronically controlled engines under 19 kW, while improving the company’s low carbon information.
The latest additions to the Kubota engine portfolio, which will be prominent at this year’s bauma, will be the D902-K and a new additional electronically controlled motorboth equipped with the highly advanced and revolutionary Kubota Tvcr technology.
“Their advanced technology with their new combustion systems gives end users a number of benefits. They are easy to install and offer clean emissions and low fuel consumption“, he has declared Daniel Grant, Manager Marketing Intelligence, Business Unit Engine Europe, Kubota UK. “Both the D902-K and the new Tvcr are able to easily replace current Kubota models as they offer the same size, weight and engine mounting locations. “
Bauma 2022: Kubota D902-K
The features of the new D902-K 3-cylinder, vertical, water-cooled, 4-stroke diesel engine include smoke-free operation, lower carbon emissions due to low fuel consumption, high performance at high altitudes and stable support for engine operation. Meets EPA Tier 4, EU Stage V and China IV regional emission standards as well as the strictest Chinese national rules, Category III.
Since the motors are electronically controlled, they can communicate via the Controller Area Network (Can), which means that it is possible to obtain motor operation data that is necessary for remote monitoring of performance.
“These new electronically controlled motors allow users of our current mechanical injection inline motors to upgrade their machines with minimal technical cost due to similar dimensions.Grant added.
Carbon neutrality at bauma 2022
At bauma, carbon neutrality will be one of the main themes for Kubota, which in addition to its Tvcr engines will exhibit its range of available technologies, including LPG engines and Micro Hybrid engines.
Kubota Micro Hybrid technology it is a system installed with a 48 volt motor generator that uses electricity only when it is necessary to deal with intermittent overloads.
A motor assist function is used to provide an additional 10 kW of electric boost power when needed for occasional sudden loads, allowing operators to select a motor with power appropriate to the load range, along with electric power to compensate for periodic congestion that is not frequent.
Kubota Micro Hybrid technology is particularly suitable for periodic congestion applications such as off-highway machines used on construction sites, forklifts, sweepers and weather rollers.
The other engines exhibited by Kubota at bauma will include 09 Series V5009which was the company’s first diesel engine over 200 hp and won the ‘Diesel of the Year’ award in 2019.
There will also be digital presentations at the Kubota booth that will outline Kubota’s vision of using alternative fuels with low or no carbon content.
One hundred years of Kubota engines
The stand will also feature a digital presentation (“100 Years of Kubota Engine 1922-2022”). Kubota Corporation was founded in 1890 by Gonshiro Kubota in Osaka, Japan. While the original focus was on producing cast iron pipes for water supply lines to limit and prevent the spread of infectious diseases with clean drinking water, the company has introduced its first petroleum engine in 1922.
Foundry technology remains one of Kubota’s cornerstones. All crankcases and cylinder heads for the construction of the engines come from the company’s foundry.
The first engine developed by Kubota was Type Aa three-horsepower engine for agricultural applications.
Over the years, the company has grown enormously with many new engines running on various fuels such as diesel, natural gas, LPG and has also achieved significant milestones over decades, including diesel engine D1105-E (1993) which became the world’s first off-road engine under 25 horsepower that passed the Carb Ulge emission regulations.