European Equipment Analysis: Diesel Engines - United Kingdom (December 2014)
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This study covers the market for diesel engines in construction equipment and agricultural tractors manufactured in the United Kingdom. The last study was undertaken in 2008 and significant changes have occurred among OEMs since then.
The analysis is based on shipments to UK OEMs of diesel engines rated at 7 bkW (9 brake horsepower) and over, for use in new machines. The study provides detail by product sector, engine supplier and power category over the period 2009-2013.
During the period since the last report the manufacturers of both machines and engines have gone through the arduous process of introducing Stage IIIB emissions norms for non-road engines.
Equipment covered by these standards include industrial drilling rigs, compressors, construction wheel loaders, bulldozers, non-road trucks, highway excavators, forklift trucks, road maintenance equipment, snow ploughs, ground support equipment in airports, aerial lifts and mobile cranes.
Agricultural and forestry tractors had the same emission standards and implementation dates in this stage. The process of introduction of the Stage IV emissions norms for non-road engines began in 2014 and is in progress.Engine manufacturers are now looking into the future at Stage IV. This aims to reduce the emission of N2O (nitrous oxide) to almost zero and will require the after-treatment of the exhaust. It will also make obligatory the use of high specification diesel fuel, not a product that is always available everywhere during the whole life of an off-road machine. The engine compartment might have to double in size, with a huge resulting impact on machine design. This has two results. Europe and North America will implement Stage IV/Tier 4 but will form much less than 50 per cent of the world market for off-road machinery when the limits come into force. OEMs may well choose to design new products for the users of Stage IV with Stage IIIB engines inside.
Secondly, the changes have been so great that OEMs have chosen their engine suppliers on the basis of their ability to rise to these great challenges. Competition has become increasingly intense and many old relationships have been broken when choosing their Stage IV suppliers.
The report includes the following products:
• Agricultural Tractors
• Articulated Dump Trucks
• Asphalt Finishers
• Backhoe Loaders
• Compaction Equipment
• Crawler Dozers
• Crawler Excavators
• Crawler Loaders
• Mini Excavators
• Mobile Compressors
• Mobile Cranes
• Motor Graders
• Rigid Dump Trucks
• Rough Terrain Lift Trucks
• Skid-Steer Loaders
• Wheeled Excavators
• Wheeled Loaders