German engine manufacturer announces new partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery
FORGING a new alliance with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd (HCM), one of the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturers, Deutz have secured a new partner for long-term collaboration in the construction equipment sector.
In April 2014, the Japanese firm started fitting TCD 3.6 engines manufactured by Deutz to its ZW100 and ZW120 series of wheel loaders. The co-operation with HCM will allow Deutz to successfully expand their international presence, particularly in the Japanese market.
The water-cooled, four-cylinder TCD 3.6 engine, which generates an output of 55.4–90kW at a rated engine speed of 2,300 rev/min, has a highly compact engine design and modular system of optional attachments, offering greater flexibility and lower installation costs.
The Deutz TCD 3.6 engine series has a modular exhaust after-treatment system, which can be mounted on the engine, simplifying equipment integration. The engine model is fitted with a charge air cooler and meets the EU Stage IIIB and US EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards through an oxidizing catalytic converter.
‘We are delighted that Hitachi Construction Machinery are relying on Deutz to deliver the engines for their wheel loaders,’ said Michael Wellenzohn, board management member responsible for sales at Deutz. ‘The partnership underlines the versatility and robustness of our engines, which are used in the most diverse application segments.’