Rolls-Royce and agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas have signed a project agreement to supply MTU engines that will be used in agricultural vehicles.
Claas will be fitting the new MTU Series 1000 to 1500 engines to its Lexion and Tucano combine-harvesters, its Jaguar forage-harvester and its 4x4 high-horsepower tractor Xerion.
MTU’s Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 are based on Daimler OM 93x and OM 47x commercial vehicle engines and cover a broad power range from 100 to 480 kW. From 2019, a total of 4,000 to 5,000 engines are to be supplied per year across all series and emissions levels.
The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and the engines will comply with the EU Stage V emissions standard due to come into force in 2019.
As well as reducing the mass of particulate in exhaust gases, the EU Stage V regulations due to come into force in 2019 are also intended to put a limit on the number of particles.
The engines meet these tighter emissions limits, in particular, by having an additional diesel particulate filter and thanks to internal design improvements intended to reduce fuel consumption.