Kubota Unveils Stage-5-Ready 200-HP Diesel at ConExpo | Construction News

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One of the world’s leading manufacturers of compact diesel engines below 100 hp unveiled a ground-breaking product at this year’s ConExpo show in Las Vegas.

For the first time, Kubota is expanding its diesel lineup to include engines delivering up to 200 hp.

The first model in Kubota's new 09 series is the 5-liter V5009, which was on display in Kubota Engine America's booth.

Kubota has spent years proactively developing engine solutions to meet the latest emission regulations in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

With looming Stage 5 requirements set to hit Europe beginning in 2019 or 2020, Kubota is now excited to be one of the leading manufacturers to announce Stage-V-ready diesel engines.

While mass production of the V5009 will not begin until 2020, Kubota plans to have all engineering and supply work completed ahead of the upcoming emissions standards.

Kubota’s compact, four-cylinder V5009 will be Tier-4-Final and EU Stage 5 ready, with an output of 157.3 kW (211 hp) and after-treatment devices including a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

The V5009 will continue the Kubota reputation for high performance and reliability. It is designed to optimize combustion for high output and has top-rated fuel efficiency compared to competing engines in the same power range. It will also feature a variety of power-take-off options for accessories such as hydraulic pumps.

By expanding its offerings into the higher power range from 100 to 200 hp, Kubota is able to provide its well-known performance and reliability to larger equipment than ever before.