Volvo Penta unveils new Stage V compliant D11 engine

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Volvo Penta has announced its new 315kW D11 engine, an upgrade of the previous 285kW model as part of the company’s Stage V emissions solution.

The new 11-litre diesel engine was designed to provide a more comprehensive range for customers, and was on display at the TOC Europe material handling conference in Amsterdam this week.

Johan Carlsson, chief technology officer at Volvo Penta says the higher power output in the new D11 engine will enable it to be used for a wider range of material handling.

"We have worked hard to ensure that we have a higher power output compared to the D11 engine in our existing range," Carlsson says. "This will add value to customers across the segments in which we operate, including material handling.

"This is an important segment for us, and I’m pleased that we can help customers use our engine in a wider range of equipment to meet their targets."

The D11 features a fixed geometry turbo which Volvo says contributes to reduced complexity, while the air inlet throttle together with the uncooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and the electrical exhaust pressure governor (EPG) provide heat management for the engine.

This new engine is part of Volvo Penta’s off-road diesel range, which caters for material handling machines such as straddle carriers, reach-stackers, cranes, terminal tractors, and heavy forklift trucks,

The D11 now has a power output of 235-315 kW, and is accompanied by the exhaust after treatment system (EATS) to and complies with the new EU Stage V emissions regulations.

The Stage V engine is designed to limit companies operating costs says Volvo.

"In partnership with our customers, we help them to keep their total operating costs to a minimum, to secure increased productivity and uptime," Carlsson says.

"Providing excellent fuel efficiency in our engines is very important for us as it contributes to the low total operating costs of OEMs’ machinery, and offering good aftermarket support is another key factor in establishing good relationships with manufacturers and operators."

 "One of our customers, Kalmar, set a new world record for reach-stacking when their Super Gloria machine lifted 103 tonnes using one of our Stage IV 11-liter engines," He adds. "Of course, customers who are based in the EU are now looking to the future, for Stage V, and we can provide the best solutions for them."

EU Stage V emissions legislation will take effect 2019, and requires a reduction in the number of particles emitted in addition to minimizing the overall particle mass, compared to previous emissions stages.

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