THE FUTURE IS HERE
THIS YEAR’S DEUTZ DAYS GAVE VISITORS THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR DRIVE SYSTEMS HANDS-ON.
> Dr.-Ing. Markus Müller (l.) and CEO Dr. Sebastian C. Schulte (r.) with hosts Ana-Maria Montero and Stefan Lendi
Under the banner ‘We ensure the world keeps moving’, visitors to the two-day event were able to learn more about the latest drive technologies. DEUTZ showcased sustainable solutions for off-highway applications during the event at the COREUM on October 21 and 22. The manufacturer offers its customers tailored strategies and solutions – powered by electricity, hydrogen, or conventional fuel – for a zero-emission future. Visitors to the COREUM in Stockstadt were invited to experience and test DEUTZ drives in a wide range of applications. Experts from DEUTZ were on hand to answer questions about its extensive portfolio of hardware, software, telematics, and digital service solutions, which are made available via the S-DEUTZ service portal.
The sustainable world of DEUTZ took center stage, with the engine manufacturer dedicating over 2,000 square meters of indoor space to it at the COREUM. There was ample opportunity for networking and plenty to see at the DEUTZ DAYS, including the unveiling of the TCD 3.9 engine, a prototype of the all-electric JLG G518 A telehandler, and the next generation of the PowerTree. Below is an overview of the highlights.
World premiere of the TCD 3.9
The engine in the sub-4 liter category, a joint development with John Deere Power Systems, had its world premiere at the DEUTZ DAYS. Visitors to the COREUM were able to watch the engine, which is available with an output of up to 130 kW, showcase its reliability, versatility, and power. It is particularly suited to industrial applications and, thanks to its cutting-edge drive architecture, can be made available in variants fueled by lower-emission alternatives such as gas and hydrogen.
> TCD 3.9 world premiere
Next Generation PowerTree
DEUTZ wants to make the move to becoming carbon-neutral as simple, safe, and cost-efficient as possible for customers. The power supply infrastructure is part of this: “The PowerTree charging system is one element of our comprehensive approach to electrification in areas such as on-road applications, construction sites, material handling, and ground support equipment,” says Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, member of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG with responsibility for technology and sales. The next generation of the PowerTree was presented at the trade event and offers attractive features for DEUTZ customers. Thanks to its improved design, the 10-foot container is easier to transport. It is now also possible to scale the battery capacity, allowing for optimal adaptation to the customer’s technical and commercial requirements.
> The latest PowerTree with more battery capacity
H2 genset delivers green electricity
DEUTZ proudly presents new ways of generating electricity locally with gensets. As part of its hydrogen strategy, DEUTZ joined forces with AVS and the Voith Group to build a mobile hydrogen-powered generator, which it unveiled at the DEUTZ DAYS. Built by AVS, the genset combines a TCG 7.8 H2 hydrogen engine from DEUTZ with a generator to produce electricity. The internal hydrogen gas tank from Voith is rated for pressures up to 700 bar and meets the highest safety standards. Müller: “The hydrogen genset is a mobile electricity generator that is ideal for locations without access to mains power, such as construction sites. It quietly and efficiently generates power for electrical applications, and if green hydrogen is used, it is carbon-neutral.”
> H2 genset demonstration model: a joint venture between DEUTZ, AVS, and Voithh
Electric drive for telehandler
The G5-18 A telehandler, JLG’s first all-electric telehandler powered by a DEUTZ e-drive, was also on show. The telehandler is fitted with a 400-volt DEUTZ electric drive powered by a lithium-ion battery. With an output of two times 40 kW, this zero-emission vehicle has a load capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes and is ideally suited to construction and agricultural applications. “The G5-18 A telehandler prototype is already fully functional. The zero-carbon vehicle powered by an E-DEUTZ drive can work for up to five hours on a full charge and is ready to deploy again after charging during the operator’s lunch break,” says Müller.
> JLG G5-18 A Telehandler