German manufacturer DEUTZ AG has begun supplying its engine to South Korean agricultural machinery manufacturer Tong Yang Moolsan (TYM)
According to the company, TYM is the first tractor manufacturer in Asia to be supplied by DEUTZ AG. The South Korean company recently took delivery of the new TCD 2.9 series engines, which have been specially developed for agricultural machinery. This cooperation will allow DEUTZ AG to strengthen its strategic position in Asia, TYM said.
Based in Seoul, TYM specialises in the production of tractors and rice transplanters. At its factory in Busan, South Korea, Tong Yang Moolsan manufactures approximately 10,000 tractors a year with a power output of between 23bhp and 100bhp, which are distributed primarily in Asia and North America but also in the European market.
Tractors from the T604, T654 and T754 family have been fitted with the DEUTZ TCD 2.9 L4 engine, which has been specifically developed for use in agricultural machinery.
One of the benefits of the water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine is its cold starting ability even under extreme conditions. The highly compact engine design and the modular system of optional attachments offering greater flexibility for the customer reduce the installation costs and increase the number of applications.
The TCD 2.9 has a modular exhaust aftertreatment (EAT) system which can be mounted on the engine, allowing a drop-in installation of the whole system. The engine is available with or without a turbocharger and with optional charge air cooling.
“We are delighted to have forged a new alliance with Tong Yang Moolsan and to have found a reliable partner in the agricultural machinery segment,” said Michael Wellenzohn, member of board of management responsible for sales at DEUTZ AG. “This collaboration will allow us to expand our presence in Asia and North America.”