AGCO has stated that its new CORE75 engine, fitted to the latest Fendt 700 Vario Gen 7 tractors, can run on recycled and potentially green fuels.
According to the company, it can provide almost carbon-neutral operation and has a future-proof design that can be further developed to run on hydrogen or as an electric hybrid.
“Today, the primary challenge of product development is to get rid of the fossil carbon, or at least to radically reduce it,” explained director of engineering at AGCO Power, Kari Aaltonen.
“During the past couple of decades, AGCO Power has managed to reduce the emissions of the most harmful particulates and nitrogen oxide down to a fraction of the level they were a decade ago. The new engine is compatible with renewable Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels, enabling up to 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
“AGCO Power CORE75 delivers 1450 Nm of torque, the highest in its power class. The engine is designed to offer maximal torque at 1300 RPM instead of the more typical 1500 RPM. This low-speed concept provides the best fuel economy in the market today in its power class – 188 g / kWh,” said Mr Aaltonen.
The engine is also robust, despite having fewer parts, with the simplified design making it more reliable and easier to service. The aftertreatment system is also advanced, removing the need for an exhaust gas recirculation system.
According to the company, the new engine is the start of a planned range of power units.