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JUN 2017

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28 June 2017 high horsepower continued is equivalent to EU Stage II regulation 96, and China's NS III emissions regulations for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM). Main features include: • New water-cooled turbocharger. • New fuel injectors and more efficient combustion. • Engine brake: Volvo Group patented technology offering 250-kW perform- ance and 10-times higher engine brake capacity. • Increased torque and torque curve: Im- proved turbocharging results in an ex- tended torque curve, enabling better performance at a wider range of RPM. • Electronically controlled wastegate, al- lowing for mobile, high altitude and stationary applications. • Emission reduction system without the need for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). • Modern engine control unit (ECU) and same electrical interface as the latest Stage IV/Tier 4 final engine. • Upgraded engine management system (EMS 2.3). • Claimed highest output per liter of dis- placement in its class. Singh said in order to maintain com- monality of parts in customers' installations, Volvo Penta stayed closely to the same en- gine footprint as the previous model. The TAD1643VE-B shares common electrical and physical interfaces with Stage IIIA, Stage IV and Tier 4 Final engines. The latest version of Volvo Penta's portable diagnostic tool VODIA is available to support the TAD1643VE-B. VODIA is an aftermarket troubleshooting application for PC platforms, which enables customers to assess any issues to be ad- dressed for repair and maintenance. Volvo Penta quickly found a home for the new engine, announcing a collabora- tion with Sandvik Mining & Construction to power Sandvik's newest underground min- ing truck, the TH663. Commenting on the arrangement, Mark Ryan, Sandvik's product line manager for trucks, noted that "[Un- derground] is a tough application, but we've noticed that with the better torque delivery of the Volvo Penta engine, our trucks can haul up the ramp faster now, compared to the previous 19-liter engines we used. "It produces fewer emissions, also, which not only makes ventilation better for workers in the mines, but has an im- proved environmental footprint — so it's a better option all-round." Total cost of ownership was a factor in deciding to install the Volvo Penta engine in Volvo Penta's 16-liter TAD1643VE-B model offers performance typically associated with larger-displacement engines. COMPANY PROFILE-PAID ADVERTISEMENT Leading Off-Highway Manufacturer EARTHMAX SR 49. EARTHMAX SR 46. Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is a leading man- ufacturer in the global off-highway tire market. BKT specializes in tires designed for vehicles in segments such as agricultural, industrial, earth- moving, mining, ATV/UTV and gardening. Our innovative solutions include more than 2,400 different products that are sold in over 130 coun- tries worldwide. Aiming at continuous quality improvement and the best adaptation to always more specif- ic off-highway applications we have extensive research and development activities around the world. BKT designs, develops and produces about 60-80 new BKT tires every year. Presently, the average time to market for a new BKT tire at glob- al level is only 6-8 weeks! We go beyond product launches with our R&D efforts to continuous mon- itoring processes to control product performance as well. BKT's latest releases in the OTR market include the EARTHMAX SR 49 35/65R33 and EARTHMAX SR 46 2700R49. The EARTHMAX SR 49 (L-4) is an all-steel radial tire that has been engineered for loaders and dozers. This tire provides optimum perfor- mance in severe mining operations which require exceptional traction. The SR 46 is our innovative response to severe rocky, abrasive and harsh mining environments that rigid haul trucks go through. This tire has been specifically designed to carry heavy loads while offering superior resistance to cuts and chips. The all-steel casing and belts provide extraordinary protection against shocks, fatigue and flats to maximize uptime and enhance pro- ductivity. The EARTHMAX SR 46 also features a special lug block pattern with circumferential groove to optimize the cornering performance with minimum tread face damage.

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