New emission laws for diesel engines come into force in Europe and the US at the start of next year. What will they mean in terms of price, performance and fuel efficiency for contractors in these regions?
Three manufacturers are exploring the possibility of a joint venture in the area of exhaust-gas after treatments for off-highway machines ahead of the next stage of engine emissions regulations which come into effect in 2011.
Kohler engines of Wisconsin, US has produced its first range of diesel powered engines. Initially available in the US and the Asia Pacific region, the seven air-cooled and six liquid-cooled models produce between 5 kW and 48 kW.
Where do you start with engines? The industry is working towards the most challenging emissions legislation it has ever faced, while at the same time trying to deliver better efficiency as well as accommodate greater quantities of biofuels - a controversial area in itself. Chris Sleight reports.
While many companies like to keep new ideas to themselves until they come to market, Volvo has taken the unusual step of presenting many ‘in progress’ projects from its R&D department to the general public. Chris Sleight reports.