Deutz resented its latest developments in the field of sustainable drive systems at Agritechnica, held in Hanover from November 12 to 18, 2023. Under the banner of ‘We ensure the world keeps moving’, the drive specialist offered a broad spectrum of diesel, electric, and hydrogen technologies to provide the best possible solutions that meet the individual needs of customers in the agricultural industry. 

Agriculture is undergoing a fundamental shift as it transitions to greater climate neutrality,” explains Sebastian C. Schulte, CEO of Deutz. “We want to play our part in this huge task by offering the optimum solutions for the specific requirements of our agricultural customers. At the same time, we aim to make the most of the opportunities of this transition in order to continue to grow profitably and to permanently establish Deutz among the top three independent drive manufacturers. We are therefore forging ahead with the implementation of our Dual+ strategy so that we can continue to ensure the world – and of course the agricultural industry – keeps moving.” 

At Agritechnica, Deutz showcased the TCG 7.8 H2, a hydrogen internal combustion engine that is playing a pioneering role in the quest for climate neutrality. The six-cylinder engine is based on an existing design and will go into volume production at the end of 2024. It is both carbon-neutral and very quiet, despite producing 220 kW of power. In principle, it can be used in all current Deutz applications and in the on-highway segment. Deutz recently received its first order from China for a small-scale production run of 100 H2 gensets powered by the TCG 7.8 H2. 

Deutz exhibited products from the Green segment at the trade fair too, including a compact electric 400-volt drive system that uses a split drive comprising two 40 kW electric motors. The ISO 26262-certified system has a peak output of 80 kW. As is typical for electric drives, the system delivers instant torque, making the machine even more dynamic. The battery is from the Company’s own modular toolbox and offers 42 kWh of capacity. The 22 kW rapid charging system can restore the battery charge to up to 80 percent within an hour. 

Deutz also has new engines in the Classic segment. The Company firmly believes that clean and efficient internal combustion engines will continue to be required to ensure a seamless transition to the technologies of the future. At Agritechnica, Deutz unveiled the TCD 5.1 engine, which will be available from mid-2028. Featuring a power range of up to 170 kW and maximum torque of 950 Nm, the engine combines the power of six cylinders with the efficiency of four. This provides the flexibility needed for a wide range of industrial applications. 

The high-performance TCD 7.7 was also premiering at the trade fair and will be available from mid-2028. Boasting a power range of up to 280 kW and maximum torque of 1,550 Nm, this engine can be deployed in numerous off-highway and industrial applications. The engine is also to be offered with an Agri Performance Concept designed specifically for agricultural machinery, providing a power range of up to 300 kW and torque of up to 1,700 Nm. 

There will continue to be demand for conventional combustion engines going forward, particularly in the agricultural sector. These drives can run on biofuels and synthetic fuels, making them more environmentally friendly,” explains Markus Müller, CTO and CSO of Deutz. “Our plan for the years ahead is therefore not only to enhance our climate-neutral product portfolio but also to further expand our classic engine business.” Deutz has already approved its entire TCD engine range for operation with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). 

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