Kohler and Liebherr join forces on G-Drive diesel engine range

engine KD62V12 technical review middle eastThe KD62V12 engine from Kohler and Liebherr. (Image source: Kohler)The two firms have collaborated on a new line of G-Drive engines developed to power the KD Series of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO diesel industrial generators 

Kohler and Liebherr have introduced six engines to the new product range, which offer between 709 and 3608 kWm Standby Power at 50 Hz and between 891 and 4250 kWmstandby power at 60 Hz.

The new line features the 135 series and the 175 series three engines. The 135 series includes the KD27V12, a 12-cylinder model with 135 mm bore and 27 litres displacement; the KD36V16, a 16-cylinder model with 135 mm bore and 36 litres displacement; and the KD45V20, a 20-cylinder model with 135 mm bore and 45 litres displacement.

The 175 series features three engines - the KD62V12, a 12-cylinder engine with 175 mm bore and 62.4 litres displacement, the KD83V16, a 16-cylinder model with 175 mm bore and 82.72 litres displacement and the KD103V20, a 20-cyliner model with 175 mm bore and 103.40 litres displacement.

“A global team of engineers came together and worked tirelessly to design and develop these new large diesel engines, which will only be available on the just-launched line of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO industrial generators,” stated Tom Cromwell, group president-power for Kohler.

“We’re pleased to be integrating a premium new engine into these generators that combines a compact footprint with unrivaled power density,” added Cromwell.

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