AGCO targets fuel efficiency with new 4-cylinder engine

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AGCO is touting a five to seven percentage fuel efficiency gain for its new AGCO Power Core50 engine.

The 4-cylinder 5.0 litre engine first appeared in the the Fendt 600 Vario tractor and AGCO is billing it as the  “most advanced diesel engine platform on the market today.” It’s set to debut in other AGCO brand tractors, including Massey Ferguson and Valtra, in the near future.

At Agritechnica 23, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up with AGCO account manager Heikki Hihnala to discuss engine specs and what kind of power farmers can expect from the Core50.

The engine is an all-new 165 kW (221 hp) diesel unit and has been designed from the ground up to be extremely robust, says Hihnala. It also features a simplified structure with less moving parts to make the engine more reliable and easier to service.

“That is an amazing amount of power and torque for the four-cylinder engine,” says Hihnala. Fuel efficiency checks in at 190 g/kWh. The engine is also highly responsive with torque reaching up to 950 Nm. Watch the interview below.

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica is brought to you by Optimum GLY, a new canola trait technology from Corteva Agriscience.

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