Kubota confirms new electrically-controlled diesel engine

KUBOTA Business Unit Engine Europe (BUEE) has announced plans to strengthen its engine line up with the development of a new electronic controlled diesel engine with an output below 19kW.

The new Kubota three-cylinder D902-K (displacement 0.898L), which is set for mass production from 2022, is the first electronic CAN (Controller Area Network) controlled engine that the manufacturer has developed for output less than 19kW.

Designed to meet the latest exhaust emission regulations, the new D902-K diesel engine features a newly designed TVCR combustion chamber combined with a new common rail system.

Kubota explained this system enhances engine performance efficiency whilst reducing fuel consumptions of approximately 5% compared to conventional control model.

Daniel Grant, manager marketing intelligence for Kubota Business Unit Engine Europe, said, “The announcement of the new D902-K is part of Kubota’s commitment in responding to latest global emission regulations through innovation and design, ensuring we are providing our customers with market leading solutions that comply with upcoming emissions regulations.

“As part of our customer-first strategy, it’s also crucial that the solutions we provide exceed the needs of our OEM customers.  That’s why the compact dimensions of our new D902-K diesel engine are compatible with conventional models.  To compliment this, the intake and exhaust position, engine mount mounting position and PTO are also the same as conventional product.  This means the D902-K can easily and seamlessly be incorporated into an OEM’s production processes without impacting on product design and development.”