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China, and the United States, has introduced a turbo-diesel engine for its GO4 and FK Series forklifts.
Given an EPA/CARB-certification, the ZD30 engine delivers high power and increased efficiency with emission levels that fall below Tier 4 requirements. The ATD engine features a common rail fuel injection, a variable-geometry turbocharger, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel oxidation catalyst.
UniCarriers boasts that the engine offers low emissions without using a diesel particulate filter. They claim that this results in improved productivity and lower fuel consumption.
Other benefits of the engine is the ability to maintain low noise levels during idling and at maximum travel speeds, and an electronic-controlled Quick Glow System for dependable starts in cold weather.
The engine works in accordance to the principle of a turbocharger with variable turbine
geometry and achieves particularly high combustion efficiency thanks to the high-pressure injection common rail system. At the same time, it reaches rated power of 55kW at 2,400 rpm and torque of 245 N-m at 1,800 rpm, just like the engines from the GX series with diesel particulate filter. The engine is also suitable for vehicles that do not reach operating temperature due to their short duration of use. This would commonly provide a heavy strain on a diesel particulate filter.
The engine is available on new and rental trucks.
The UniCarriers Holding Corporation was created in 2011 as a result of the merger of Nissan Forklift, TCM, and Atlet. Since March 2016, the company has been a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.