Kohler engines to power Polaris Diesel UTVs
Kohler engines and Polaris have announced that the KDW1003 1028cc 3 cylinder Kohler engine will be powering the 2015 Polaris Ranger diesel and Ranger Crew diesel UTVs.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to partner with Polaris on the rollout of their new diesel utility vehicles,â€ said Jeff Wilke, product manager for Kohler Engines. â€œOur KDW1003 is ideally suited for this type of application due to its overhead cam that was designed with automotive characteristics, as well as an advanced fuel-injection system that delivers smooth, quiet power and enhanced fuel efficiency of a diesel engine. Plus, weâ€™re able to provide a high output 110 amp alternator to drive more accessories, which will be a key feature for users.â€
The liquid-cooled KDW1003 engine meets all EPA Tier 4 final, CARB, and EURO emissions standards due to its indirect fuel-injection system and high-efficiency combustion. The engineâ€™s belt-driven, overhead camshaft enables the engine to run at higher speeds, up to 4200 rpm if needed, and low-turbulence, pre-combustion chambers provide quiet operation. Its low cylinder volume and superior balance produce smooth operation. The KDW1003 offers a robust 110 amps of alternator output to power a wide variety of accessories on the Polaris Rangers, including lights, heaters, audio systems and more.
The KDW1003â€™s overhead cam, a low-profile head design with integrated injectors, makes it a compact package, which is ideal for off-road vehicles as well as many other applications, including: amphibious vehicles, trench rollers, asphalt rollers, light towers, pressure washers, pumps, wood chippers/shredders. The engineâ€™s heavy-duty, cast-iron crankcase is extremely durable and ideal for rugged conditions. Multiple power takeoff options provide maximum power and flexibility.
â€œOur designers were attracted to a number of options offered on the Kohler Diesel,â€ said Steve Schiebel, product manager for Polaris Ranger. â€œThe low-profile overhead cam design offered a lot of design freedom and flexibility. In addition, we didnâ€™t have to sacrifice power and performance for fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Kohler engine provided the best overall solution for integration and Tier 4 requirements for the new Model Year 2015 Ranger Diesel models.â€