The FARMotion engine
SDF began life as a manufacturer of diesel engines for agriculture. It is in this framework that the FARMotion project came about, designing and developing an engine specifically for use in this industry.
The FARMotion engine has many strengths: first and foremost, the compact size of this new engine guarantees optimal incorporation with the agricultural machine in different configurations, ensuring fundamental characteristics such as visibility from the driver’s seat and reduced steering angles. Fuel consumption and noise are optimised with a positive impact on productivity and tractor comfort overall. The modular thermal units (liners and cylinder heads), improve reliability, making engine maintenance simpler over time.
To cater for the needs of a wide variety of different markets, 3 and 4 cylinder FARMotion engines are available as versions certified compliant with EU Stage IIIB, EU Stage IV/US-EPA Tier 4 FInal and now EU Stage emissions V regulations.
Stage V versions now boast even better performance than ever, with more generous torque curves, especially at lower engine speeds, and increased maximum power outputs. The most potent variants of the 4 cylinder configuration are now equipped with electronically controlled variable geometry turbochargers.
The compact design of the exhaust aftertreatment systems used on Stage V versions have made it possible to comply with the more stringent emissions limits set by the regulation without increasing the overall size of the engine itself, allowing these units to be installed in existing vehicle models without altering their dimensional characteristics.