For the first time, MTU is supplying engines to Japanese construction machinery manufacturer KATO for use in its excavator segment. The engine – a 6-cylinder inline Series 1000 unit delivering 210 kW – will be used to power a 30-tonne hydraulic excavator from KATO’s HD range. Equipped with an SCR system, the MTU engine meets the specifications of Heisei 26 - the emissions stage in effect in Japan since last year. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Mitsuo Okada, Director & Executive Officer from KATO, said: “We were very impressed by the performance of MTU engines in our rough-terrain lifting cranes, so with our eye on the Heisei 26 emissions standard, we’re again choosing renowned drive technology from MTU for our new excavator.”