The Diesel of the Year landed in Las Vegas for its premiere in North America. The F28 was unveiled last November and has been recently awarded Diesel of the Year. This prestigious award is given on an annual basis by Diesel magazine and recognizes the best innovation in the development and manufacturing of diesel engines in all industrial and automotive applications.
The international jury selected the F28 engine for its combination of winning features: compactness, productivity, and environmental-friendliness. The compactness makes this engine the perfect solution for agriculture equipment including specialized and small utility tractors, as well as for light construction equipment, such as skid loaders and compact wheel loaders.
When it comes to its sustainable credentials, the F28 is compliant with Stage V and Tier 4 Final emission standards, taking advantage of the Brand’s ultracompact after-treatment solution, which uses a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) +and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) for the European market, and a DOC-only for North America, with the same design for both regions.
What the jury appreciated most was the modular approach this engine takes. Developed as both a Diesel and Natural Gas powertrain, it is also ready to be used in hybrid electric mode. The 100% Natural Gas (NG) version has the same displacement and interfaces as the Diesel version, with common base components, and a 3-way catalyst in the after-treatment system, confirming the “Diesel like performance brand motto”. The F28 NG will further reduce pollutant emissions to be even more sustainable. When running on biomethane, it could reduce CO2 emissions to almost zero. The production process of biomethane also contributes to a circular economy, not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions but restoring organic matter to the soil and helping local farmers to reduce production costs.
As an engine manufacturer, FPT Industrial is the only three-time recipient of the Diesel of the Year. It has previously won for its 3.2-liter F32 engine in 2008, and Cursor 16 engine in 2014.
Fabio Butturi, Chief Editor at Diesel magazine said:
“We selected the F28 engine from FPT Industrial for its innovative features and its modular approach. Since its launch during the Agritechnica fair, it has demonstrated its readiness for different missions, proving its reliability to customers.”
“On behalf of FPT Industrial, we are honored to have won ‘Diesel of the Year’ again. This award acknowledges and appreciates our innovation path because this engine was conceived to be modular and multi-power. I commend the entire team on this great result!”,
said Annalisa Stupenengo, FPT Industrial CEO.