Special engine conversions kits designed to allow Volvo customers to resell machines outside the US and EU
VOLVO CE are now offering the first in a series of engine conversion kits that will allow Volvo customers to resell their Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines outside of the US and EU.
The first kits are now available for the company’s A25-A40 articulated haulers (fitted with D11, D13 and D16 engines) and L150-L250 wheel loaders (D13 engine). Early next year, kits will be available for the EC340-EC480 excavators (D13 engine). During 2015, conversion kits will become available for Volvo machines equipped with medium-duty engines (D4-D8).
‘The conversion kit adjusts the engine system so it can handle high sulphur fuels up to 10,000 parts per million,’ explained Alan Berger, vice president of product platforms at Volvo CE. ‘This eliminates the need for regeneration and allows Volvo customers to export their used machines to less-regulated countries in markets such as North Africa or South America.
Without a conversion kit, Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines will not operate correctly due to the difference in fuel quality. We have developed and tested our conversion kit with a focus on quality and reliability, providing a robust solution for our customers. The new owner should contact their local Volvo dealer in the destination country to arrange for the conversion kit to be fitted. Installation will take around half a day and the conversion is permanent.’