SAME DEUTZ-FAHR has always been renowned for designing and building the engines used across the different platforms of its tractor range.
On the basis of this experience, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR engineers have now designed the new FARMotion family of engines it believes will compete successfully in the technological scenario of the future, complying with Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim and Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions standards.
The concepts behind this new series include optimized cylinder displacement downsizing, a high-pressure common rail electronic injection system, an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and the DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) catalytic converter. In the Stage IV/Tier 4 Final version, a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for NOx abatement will be added. All has been skilfully designed to achieve higher performance, constant torque and power curves even at low engine speeds and reduced fuel consumption.
FARMotion engines are designed specifically for agricultural use – they are compact, reliable and easy to maintain. Compactness is further enhanced by integrating the oval section DOC in the engine. Individual cylinder heads have removable rods – a design which ensures optimal cooling and ease of maintenance. The new engines also have automatic valve clearance adjustment and, as such, do not require any maintenance for the entire lifetime of the engine.
The displacement, slightly reduced when compared to the 1000 Series (962 cm3 per cylinder), results in a high level of performance with reduced fuel consumption and noise reduction. The common rail system makes it possible to achieve an injection pressure of 2,000 bar and contributes to reducing emissions which are further reduced by the DOC. External and cooled EGR completes the new FARMotion design format.
The overall effect of these features is reflected in the maximum power being rated at 100 hp for the 3-cylinder engine and 140 hp for the 4-cylinder engine.
With the development of the new FARMotion engine, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR reaffirms the strategic importance of governing the entire process of creating and implementing a fundamental element in the world of agricultural machinery.