Nissan Diesel South Africa has taken a leading position in the drive towards environment friendly trucking with the introduction of a series of low emission engines for its HCV truck range.
“Further to this all new trucks launched by NDSA Africa since July 2007, already comply with Euro II standards,” he says.
According to Richards, the new engines offer improved performance, more fuel efficiency and trucks that are easy and cost effective to maintain.
The ND FE6TA engine will do duty on the UD60B and UD70B, while the ND FE6TB engine is utilised in the UD80B, UD85B and UD90B.
Nissan Diesel’s HCV range also consists of a UD95 and UD100 that was launched in 2007 already Euro II compliant, which is powered by a ND FE6TC engine.
All engines are electronically controlled and deliver a powerful performance. In addition, it allows for a quick throttle response, reliability, and has an aneroid compensator for high altitude operation.
The UD60B and UD70B produce 157 kW of power and 588 Nm of torque. The FE6TA engine makes use of 2-valve technology, a mechanical governor as well as a timing and injection rate control system known as TICS. With the aid of TICS, the engine produces a higher power and torque output, as well as lower exhaust gas emissions at a lower fuel consumption rate.
The FE6TB engine doing service on the UD80B, UD85B and UD90B delivers 175 kW of power and 660 Nm.
It utilises 4-valve technology, an electronically controlled governor, as well as the TICS injection pump.
All units are geared to achieve improved fuel consumption and gradeability, ensuring that a high average speed is attained to boost productivity.
NDSA say the range of units provides transport solutions for nominal payloads from six to almost 11 tons. Optimised wheelbases make them suitable for a range of applications including freight carriers that can be fitted with virtually any body type, a dedicated tipper or compactor, as well as conversion to truck tractors. Tag axle options on the UD90B and UD100A allow for operation as a 6x2 with additional payload capability.
The new engines were rigorously tested at specifically high altitudes in low atmospheric pressure and high temperatures, and then fine-tuned to suit local operating conditions.
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