YTO Group, a Chinese manufacturer of off-highway equipment, and engineering firm Ricardo will collaborate on a new family of four- and six-cylinder diesel engines. The power units will feature Ricardo’s Twin Vortex Combustion System (TVCS) technology, in order to meet China’s off-highway Stage V emissions regulations.
Ricardo designed YTO’s current engine range in 1980 and is aiming to bring the new generation to market in 2020. It will also lead calibration and mechanical development testing of other components at YTO’s engineering facilities in China.
“Ricardo is extremely pleased to have been selected by YTO to support the design and development of this important new engine family,” commented Ricardo Asia president Gary Tan.
“I am confident that the new product will provide a worthy successor to its predecessor, which was also designed in collaboration with Ricardo – and which has proven to be one of China’s most successful agricultural power products.”