Kubota launches compact turbocharged engine


Kubota unveiled its latest compact model from its Super Mini Series of engines at EIMA this week.

Ready for EU Stage V, the new D902-T forms part of an extended range of power solutions
that the engine manufacturer presented to visitors at the international agricultural trade
fair in Bologna, Italy.

The turbocharged unit requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF) and is a vertical, water-
cooled, four-cylinder diesel engine that achieves rated output of 18.5kW (24.8hp) at
2,800rpm and offers maximum torque of 78Nm (57.5 lb-ft).

At 434mm long, 412mm wide and 544mm high, the compact engine has a dry weight of
75kg (165 lb).

Daniel Grant, marketing manager at Kubota, said, “Leading the series, the D902-T shares
many key features and benefits from the world-renowned NSM engine series.

“By offering enhanced performance and greater versatility, this new engine is particularly
attractive to manufacturers of compact agricultural or municipal machines working at high
altitude or requiring higher levels of torque reserves at slower speeds.

“Greater flexibility in design comes from the new model, which occupies a similar space
envelope as the naturally aspirated D902-E4 and the spark-ignited WG972.”

The EIMA event also marked the first collaboration between Kubota’s recently formed
Business Unit Engine Europe (BUEE) and Saim Industrial, which indicates Kubota’s increased
focus on the European business of the Japanese-headquartered firm.

Grant added, “EIMA International provides Kubota and Saim with the perfect opportunity to
meet our customers and present our new power solutions to the European agriculture
sector together under one roof, drawing upon our vast industry experience and customer
support expertise.

“It is appropriate that we present a range of power solutions that meet the needs of
European OEMs, which are now at critical stages in product design and development in
preparation for EU Stage V in 2019/2020.”

The D902-T will enter series production in 2020.

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