First engine passes EU Stage V hurdle: Industry braces for new limits

Deutz is the world’s first engine manufacturer to be given an EU Stage V certificate.

Its ‘Stage V ready’ engines, first seen back in 2015, have now become the ‘Stage V certified’ line-up. Initial certification has been awarded to Deutz’s TTCD 6.1 diesel engine; the TCD 3.6, 4.1, 6.1, 7.8 and TTCD 7.8 models are to follow by November.

The EU Stage V exhaust emissions standard comes into force in 2019.

Changing from the current EU Stage IV to Stage V requires no additional installation space, says the company, thus avoiding “expensive modifications”. By obtaining the first EU Stage V certificate, Deutz says that it is also delivering on its environmental promise and positioning itself as an engine manufacturer with an “eco-friendly” focus.

Deutz will also shortly unveil its new family of large engines – in the 9-18L capacity range; these will go into series production from 2019 and be used for “heavy-duty” off-highway applications.

The 4-cylinder TCD 9.0 engine delivers 300kW and generates 1,700Nm. The TCD 12.0 and 13.5 are 6-cylinder engines producing, respectively, 400kW (2,500Nm) and 450kW (2,800Nm). The biggest engine – the 6-cylinder TCD 18.0 delivers 620kW and generates 3,600Nm.

Two more engines will extend the lower end of the power range. The agricultural-spec version of the 3-cylinder TCD 2.2 will be shortly unveiled for the first time; it features an integral oil sump that makes it suitable for installing in many tractors.

Thanks to its compact configuration, says Deutz, it is the “ideal engine for small tractors”.

Moreover, its big brother – the 4-cylinder TCD 2.9 – will make its first appearance in November. With a power output of up to 80kW, it is also intended for agricultural applications.

In related news, the company’s new ‘Deutz Connect‘ service app marks the start of a completely new digital service. Engine diagnostics can now be carried out remotely via smartphone or tablet.

Data exchange will take place via a Bluetooth interface; this will only require a small receiver to be fitted to the engine.