FPT delivers Tigercat’s Tier 4 engine solutions
Published on: Thursday 19th September 2013
BRANTFORD ON, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 – The FPT Tier 4i 6.7 L engine will be the first to appear in Tigercat machines. The new E-series skidders, including the 620E, 630E and 635E will all be powered by this engine. In addition, the 726E feller buncher and M726E mulcher will be equipped with the FPT Tier 4i 8.7 L engine effective October 2013.
The engines supplied by FPT Industrial meet the stringent Tier 4 emission levels without the need for variable geometry turbochargers, an EGR system, a higher capacity cooling system, an intake throttle body or a diesel particulate filter. Furthermore, they offer improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. Most of the new emission equipment is found in the exhaust or after-treatment system. The key is the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) which converts the harmful components of the exhaust gas stream into water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
For the operator, other than refilling Diesel Exhaust Fluid or DEF tank, (DEF is commonly known as urea) no other action is required for the SCR system to function.
The biggest benefit for Tigercat machine owners is that the FPT engine series is fully supported by Tigercat, including all parts, service, warranty and technical support.
Thanks to its European roots, FPT Industrial has been able to gather significant know-how on emissions reduction, starting to work on this issue as early as 1995 and having produced over 350,000 engines equipped with its own patented SCR technology.
About FPT Industrial
FPT Industrial is a company of FIAT Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on/off-road vehicle, marine and power generation applications. The company employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide, in ten plants and six R&D Centres. FPT Industrial’s sales network consists of 100 dealers and over 1,300 service centres in about 100 countries. A wide range of products (five engine ranges from 31 to 740 kW and transmissions with maximum torque of 300 to 500 Nm) and a close focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains.
Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and worldwide distribution. The diverse product range includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems, a growing line of land clearing and vegetation management equipment and specialized off-road industrial and material handling machinery.