With an emphasis on environmental sustainability and efficiency, Volvo Penta is continuing its push to provide industrial engines for the agriculture industry.
Stepping away from the industrial market for several years, the company is now offering a new generation of engines, boasting significant cost savings through stop/start technology, approval of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) either neat or blended with diesel, and market-leading technological advancements.
Showcasing the new generation of engines at FarmFest, Volvo Penta sales manager Gavin Rooney said in the past two years, the company's market share in Australia had grown by about 4.5 per cent.
"Volvo Penta is renowned for innovation, so we're bringing a new way of delivering diesel power to the farm site where fuel savings and total cost of ownership of the product are important," he said.
"Maintenance of the machines is a lot longer in between with this new product and technology, so it means a lot less downtime."
Continuously working towards sustainable solutions, Volvo Penta's industrial engines are all engineered to be part of a common platform.
This means a future-proof engine range with engine interfaces and range architecture that match the different emission stages.
Mr Rooney said the engines on display at FarmFest were configured for water pump applications and boasted heavy-duty cooling caps, a stacked radiator and after-cooler to reduce overheating and dust buildup, and heavy-duty dust intake with twin filters.
"There's also the availability of higher emission-rating engines out there for cleaner skies and the environment, so they're the things that we bring, on top of high torque output and being robust and fuel efficient," he said.
Seamech was announced as the Queensland Authorised Centre for Volvo Penta Industrial Products in 2018, with Seamech general manager Andrew Cottle saying their focus would be on the agricultural, mining, materials handling and power generation sub-markets.
"Volvo Penta Industrial has an enormous global presence and Queensland customers will benefit from that," Mr Cottle said.