KOHLER, Wis. — Kohler has introduced a new global emissions platform for its Kohler Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Kohler Flex, unveiled at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany, is a suite of advanced engine systems that are integrated into the KDI line — based on the specific needs of global equipment manufacturers — to meet every emissions standard in the world.
Kohler Flex combines the existing design advantages of the KDI diesel engine line, including its high-pressure common rail system (CRS) and cooled gas recirculation (C-EGR), with the most compact after-treatment devices to deliver an ideal emissions solution for leading equipment manufactures in the construction, industrial and agricultural markets around the globe. Different after-treatment devices, including a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), diesel particular filter (DPF), and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) are integrated in various combinations to achieve effective emissions solutions based on regional requirements.
In the U.S., the Tier 4 Final Kohler KDI engines do not require a DPF. However, for regions outside of the U.S. where a DPF is required, the DPF utilized within the Kohler Flex platform features smart regeneration, which helps deliver increased productivity to end users by eliminating regeneration downtime on the jobsite. Kohler is initially offering two versions of its DPF — one reaches a maximum service interval of 10,000 hours, while the other is the most compact option on the market and ensures a maintenance interval of up to 6,000 hours.
When service is needed, KDI customers can turn to Kohler’s dealer network, with factory-trained technicians ready to assist at more than 1,700 locations around the globe.
“We’re proud to improve upon our KDI engine lineup — which already offered optimized fuel consumption, enhanced power and integration flexibility — with the introduction of our new Kohler Flex global platform,” said Kyle Brandemuhl, director of diesel engines. “This launch is all about making life easier and more efficient for our global OEM customers as they focus on meeting