Volvo Penta gears up with new D5 and D8 engines
The 8-litre D8 completes Volvo Penta's Stage IV line-up
Volvo Penta has reinforced its presence in the construction market at INTERMAT 2015 with the introduction of the 5-litre D5 and the 8-litre D8 engines. As well as being used in sister company Volvo Construction Equipment’s machinery, the engines are increasingly finding favour with a number of OEMs. The latest of these is McCloskey International, which uses the engines in its range of crushers, screens and trommels, and BBA Pumps. The D5 and D8 have a slightly larger displacement than the engines they replace, yet are claimed to use up to 2.5% less fuel. They also boast increased low rpm torque, making them ideal for off-highway applications. Available in Stage II, Stage IIIA and Stage IV emissions trim, the engines are designed to meet the needs of OEMs in all global markets. For Stage IV/Tier 4 Final Volvo has opted to use a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) solution without the need for a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC). This is said to make it easier for OEMs to install the engines in their machinery. Volvo Penta is also making it easy for companies to find service and back-up for its engines. The company has been expanding its service network globally by partnering with Volvo’s construction dealers in Australia, South Africa and Russia, with other countries expected to come on stream soon.