Deutz and Liebherr sign major engine deal

Liebherr and Deutz have signed a major deal that will expand the collaboration that already exists between the two engine manufacturing giants.

Deutz AG will, with immediate effect, get global distribution and service rights for Liebherr diesel engines in the 200-620kW power range.

Series production for new engines will start in 2019, in time for the introduction of the new EU Stage V emissions standard. The four engine types involved in the deal, ranging from 9L to 18L, will be designed to meet EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards. Deutz will market these new engines under its own brand name.

The engines will be added to the existing range of Deutz TCD products. The TCD 9L, 4-cylinder engine delivers 300kW and generates 1,700Nm. The TCD 12L and 13.5L units are 6-cylinder engines producing, respectively, 400kW (2,500Nm) and 450kW (2,800Nm). The biggest engine – the TCD 18L model – delivers 620kW and generates 3,600Nm.

These engines, claims Deutz, are ideally suited to heavy-duty, off-highway applications.

“We are looking forward to further expanding the business relations between our companies,” said Gebhard Schwarz, managing director of Liebherr-Component Technologies AG.

With its worldwide distribution network and its comprehensive servicing solutions, Deutz can reach out to new customer groups for our collaborative engines.

Dr. Frank Hiller, chairman of Deutz AG, explained: “The new engines resulting out of this cooperation with Liebherr perfectly complement our product range, allowing us to target further power ranges and applications. In this way, customers will profit from our integration and servicing expertise.”

New tractor engine from Deutz – powered by natural gas

In other engine news, Deutz recently developed an engine – for tractors – that is powered by natural gas. This unit went on display in Germany back in June.

The engine was manufactured by Deutz as part of a joint research project – in collaboration with the University of Rostock and the Thunen Institute – in an effort to further the study of the protection and sustainable use of natural resources.

Deutz engineers modified a diesel engine to run on natural gas and managed to successfully install it in a tractor made by another project partner, Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF).

The objective of the project was to reduce pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions without losing out on performance.