FPT and Tigercat join forces for Tier 4
By press release
Sept. 19, 2013, Brantford, Ont. – The FPT Tier 4i 6.7 L engine will be the first to appear in Tigercat machines in the new E-series skidders, including the 620E, 630E and 635E. The 726E feller buncher and M726E mulcher will be equipped with the FPT Tier 4i 8.7 L engine effective October 2013.
The engines supplied by FPT Industrial meet the stringent Tier 4 emission levels without the need for variable geometry turbochargers, an EGR system, a higher capacity cooling system, an intake throttle body or a diesel particulate filter. Furthermore, they offer improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. Most of the new emission equipment is found in the exhaust or after-treatment system. The key is the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) which converts the harmful components of the exhaust gas stream into water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
For the operator, other than refilling Diesel Exhaust Fluid or DEF tank, (DEF is commonly known as urea) no other action is required for the SCR system to function.
The biggest benefit for Tigercat machine owners is that the FPT engine series is fully supported by Tigercat, including all parts, service, warranty and technical support.
Thanks to its European roots, FPT Industrial has been able to gather significant know-how on emissions reduction, starting to work on this issue as early as 1995 and having produced over 350,000 engines equipped with its own patented SCR technology.