DEUTZ Australia unveils the company’s latest innovations at the most recent product launch

Mining, industrial, earth moving, construction, marine and agricultural industries were all represented at DEUTZ Australia’s 2024 product launch.

The event, held at the company’s head office in Dandenong South, was an opportunity for salespeople, technicians, engineers, dealers and OEMs from across Australia to explore DEUTZ Australia’s newest and most innovative products.

“It has been a very busy year for DEUTZ Australia,” said Managing Director, Craig Chamberlin.

“We have continued to work hard to enhance our product range and to develop products that incorporate innovation, durability and sustainability. That is at the core of what we do and the launch was an opportunity to bring key stakeholders together to showcase the very best of DEUTZ for 2024.”

Ben Jenkinson, BDM Power Solutions (Gensets and BESS), presented an overview of the newest products and their capabilities. Customers were then able to ask questions of the DEUTZ Australia sales and technical support teams.

“The launch provided customers with plenty of opportunities to get detailed information about our latest products,” said Ben.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback already about the new product range. People expect us to keep designing, developing and delivering better and better products, and that is always our aim. We know our customers and we know the tough industries they work in. We listen to the challenges they are facing and we develop products that help them operate as efficiently as possible.”

The latest engines

DEUTZ new engines. From left to right: TCD 7.8 L6, TD 2.9 L4 and TD 2.2 L3

The engine range now incorporates:

•          TD 2.2 L3 with base engine and DEUTZ Drive power pack options. This 3-cylinder engine comes in 3 output versions: 26 kW, 36.4 kW and 44.5 kW and a US EPA Tier 3 emission level.

•          TD 2.9 L4. This is available as a base engine and there are plans to offer a power pack option in the future. The 4-cylinder engine has a power output of 55.4kW and a US EPA Tier 3 emission level.

•          TCD 3.6 L4. This is a 4-cylinder engine that packs a punch and it has recently been built with a power pack option. Expect a power output of 100 kW and max Torque of 500Nm at 1600rpm.

•          TCD 7.8 L6. The flagship of DEUTZ Australia’s engine product development for 2024, this 6-cylinder engine is a robust and solid unit. It delivers a power output of 190 kW, 225 kW and 250kW, max torque of 1450Nm and a US EPA Tier 3 emission level.

The engines are also available in higher emission level and can be customised to suit a customer’s needs.

Controls Inc.

“We are now exclusive distributors for Controls Inc – the market leader in display and control of off-highway equipment powered by spark ignited engines, diesel engines and electric motors,” says Ben.

“This is an important step for us as we move towards the future of autonomous engine control and there’s really not much that these controllers can’t do.”

Battery Energy Storage System BESS

DEUTZ Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

DEUTZ Australia’s BESS system has been 18 months in the making and is a stand-alone power system for off grid applications such as remote farming properties, construction sites and mining camps where mains power can’t be accessed.

Key features are:

•          Single chassis size architecture (expandable)

•          Lithium iron batteries (LiFePO4)

•          Modular and expandable inverter and battery

•          AC cooling

•          User-friendly HMI

•          PV and Genset charging methods

•          Plug and play functionality

•          240V/415V output.

“There are advantages for dynamic loads on mining or construction sites where you use full load at night time and only use 20% of the power during the day when everyone is out, because BESS allows you to run the Genset when everyone is back and it goes on battery during the day when there isn’t much load. Customers save on emissions and fuel consumption,” explains Ben.

Battery life is around 10 years and the chassis size allows for additional batteries to be added, expanding the capacity of the system without needing to invest in a new unit.

“There is lot of interest in BESS and we are hitting the market hard in 2024,” says Ben.