(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – March 5, 2014 – Volvo Penta, the Volvo Group’s engine manufacturer and supplier to OEMs, has long been known in North America for its marine engines. But the company is also becoming a prominent force in the industrial segment, with a versatile range of engines suited to a variety of applications.
“Volvo Penta has a heritage in the marine segment in North America, but we haven’t been as well known for our industrial off-road and power-generating engines,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “That’s changing, and we’re here to show that we’re dedicated to the industrial engine market in the Americas. Our stand at Conexpo demonstrates that we have the right engines and technology for our customers — regardless of application.”
With proven technology from Volvo Trucks adapted for off-road applications, Volvo Penta offers a full range of Tier 4 Final emissions-compliant 143- to 700-horsepower engines. These engines come in 5-, 8-, 11-, 13- and 16-liter displacements and are suited to a host of off-road applications, including material handling, construction, quarrying, mining and agriculture. For power generation, Volvo Penta also offers a complete line of Tier 3-compliant engines, ranging from 96 kVA to 568 kVA on prime power. Volvo Penta is displaying its D8, D11 and D13 off-road engines at Conexpo — with the eight-liter being shown in the US for the first time.
An advanced Tier 4 Final solution
The stand, located in the South Hall 4 at Booth 83830, will also showcase Volvo Penta’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) Tier 4 Final technology. The system doesn’t require regeneration or a diesel particulate filter — commonly used aftertreatment systems that require maintenance and, ultimately, replacement — making it a simpler, more versatile and less costly option for customers.
To meet Tier 4 Final emissions legislation requirements, Volvo Penta simply redesigned the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology already installed in its Tier 4 Interim engines. With SCR technology, AdBlue™ is injected into the exhaust line and reacts with harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) in the catalytic converter to become nitrogen and water. Since NOx is created at high temperatures, a light exhaust gas recirculation (light EGR) further contributes to reducing NOx by lowering the engine’s peak combustion temperature.
Volvo Penta is also putting R&D muscle into new features that can help operators use their machines more efficiently. A new start/stop function on 5- and 7-liter Tier 4 Interim units shuts down the engine during extended idle periods and turns it back on when the operator presses a pedal or pulls a lever. The feature reduces fuel consumption, as well as emissions and noise.
Volvo Group strength
In addition to Volvo Penta, Volvo Group sister companies Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks will also be exhibiting at Conexpo. The presence of all four companies at the show highlights the strength of the Volvo Group and underscores Volvo Penta’s synergies with its fellow Volvo businesses. To further reinforce their compatibility, Volvo Penta will also display a TAD734GE-powered genset on Volvo Construction Equipment’s stand. The genset, developed in partnership with Tradewinds, has been featured on the US reality series “Gold Rush.”