Deutz has received a certificate for the EU Stage V emission directive for mobile machinery, which will apply from 2019. According to Deutz, it is the first engine manufacturer in the world to have received the certification, delivering on its promise to its customers made four years before the standard was to come into effect.

In 2015, Deutz announced that the current engine generation would meet the expected Stage V standard and introduced the “Stage V ready” seal. The entire range of Deutz TCD engines fitted with diesel particulate filters now bares this seal. “Stage V ready” has now become “Stage V certified.”

Initial certification of the TTCD 6.1 is to be followed in November 2017 by certification of the TCD 3.6, 4.1, 6.1, 7.8 and TTCD 7.8 models. Deutz will showcase its certified engine portfolio for the first time at the Agritechnica agricultural machinery trade fair in Hannover, Germany in November. By obtaining the first EU Stage V certificate, Deutz is positioning itself as an engine manufacturer with an eco-friendly focus.

The EU Stage V emissions standard represents a major challenge to engine manufacturers, mainly because the recently introduced limit on the number of particles can only be met by fitting a diesel particulate filter. Deutz has been employing DPF technology for more than 10 years and it is a standard integral feature of its TCD product range. Changing from the current EU Stage IV to Stage V requires no additional installation space, Deutz said, thus avoiding expensive modifications to customers’ equipment.

“This will provide our customers with flexibility when installing engines in their machinery and give them planning certainty when changing to Stage V,” said Michael Wellenzohn, a member of the Deutz board of management for sales and marketing. "We are particularly proud to receive the world’s first Stage V certification.”