A global deal to exclusively distribute premium Liebherr diesel engines has enhanced DEUTZ Australia’s product range.
Announced on 30 August, the agreement is an exciting opportunity to broaden and strengthen DEUTZ Australia’s range with a high performing, energy efficient product.
DEUTZ will market the engines under its own brand name.
The DEUTZ AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A. reciprocal engine supply arrangement grants DEUTZ exclusive global distribution and service rights for Liebherr diesel engines in various applications between 200 and 620kW.
Production is due to start in 2019, in time for the new EU Stage V emissions standard.
The four Liebherr engine platforms within the 9-18 litre cubic capacity range will meet EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards. They will be added to the existing range of DEUTZ TCD products.
The TCD 9.0 four-cylinder engine delivers from 200 kW of power and generates 1,700 Nm of torque. The six-cylinder TCD 12.0 and 13. engines respectively produce 400 kW of power/2,500 Nm of torque, and 450 kW of power/2,800 Nm of torque.
The biggest engine, the TCD 18.0, delivers 620 kW of power and generates 3,600 Nm of torque. These powerful products are ideally suited to heavy-duty off-highway applications.
DEUTZ AG Board of Management Chairman Dr Frank Hiller says the new engines supplement our product range “perfectly”.
“They allow us to cover additional power output ranges and specific applications,” he says. “Customers also benefit from our integration skills and our aftersales expertise.”
Liebherr-Component Technologies AG managing director Gebhard Schwarz is delighted to have further expanded relationships between our companies.
“DEUTZ, with its well-established global distribution network and extensive range of services, will be able to attract new customer groups for our collaboratively produced engines,” he says.
DEUTZ and Liebherr have collaborated for many years. The latest deal cements an already strong relationship and will result in even better products for customers.
A wide variety of Liebherr machines, such as wheeled and tracked excavators, telehandlers and concrete pumps, are already powered by DEUTZ TCD 3.6, 4.1 and 6.1 series engines.
The development will probably also see supplies of engines to Liebherr increased.