Tigercat and FPT Industrial announced an alliance for the supply of FPT Industrial Tier- 4 diesel engines to equip Tigercat machinery. The FPT Industrial Tier- 4i 6.7-litre engine will be the first to appear in Tigercat E-series skidders, including the 620E, 630E and 635E. In addition, the 726E feller buncher and M726E mulcher will be equipped with the FPT Industrial Tier 4i 8.7-litre engine, effective from October 2013.
A market leader in powertrain technology, FPT Industrial offers engines with improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. They meet the stringent Tier- 4 emission levels without complex technological add-ons, such as Variable Geometry Turbochargers (VGTs), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, higher capacity cooling systems, intake throttle body or a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The majority of the technology developed by FPT Industrial to meet the rigorous new Tier- 4 emission regulations can be found in the exhaust or after-treatment system. Key to this is the FPT-patented SCR system (Selective Catalytic Reduction), which converts harmful components in the exhaust gas to water, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.