Vetus aims at displacement craft market
The new D-Line range of engines from Dutch engine mariniser Vetus, which is based on the proven range of base engines from Deutz, has been upgraded to provide dedicated power units mainly for displacement boats writes Dag Pike.
The new engines are based on four and six cylinder engines from the Deutz range that feature all the latest emission reduction and fuel saving technology combined with relatively low speed operation matched to high torque that makes them particularly suited for installation in many work and fishing boats where pulling power can be as important as top power output. The power outputs from the engine series range from 122hp for the lowest powered version of the 4 litre four cylinder engine up to 210hp for the top of the range 6 litre six cylinder unit. All the engine versions operate at 2400rpm at maximum power and can be combined with ZF gearboxes.
The new engines meet the latest EU emissions regulations and they are based on engines with a common-rail fuel system. They are supplied with a CAN bus system with a SAEJ1939 protocol and also work with NMEA2000 systems on board so that they can be integrated with displays. The engines can be delivered with a wide variety of additions that allows them to be tailored to specific workboat applications, explains Vetus, and they are extremely suitable for providing the power for hydraulic systems on board.
Amongst the features of these engines is an innovative water-cooled top cover to the engine, designed to reduce heat in the engine compartment and to reduce engine noise. This cover can also be used as a step for entry and exit from the engine compartment. Other features that have been added to the engines include a new and smaller air filter in order to save space in the engine room, new exhaust manifold insulation and water heater connections, an electric sump pump and a 160 amp high output alternator as standard on 12 volt systems and 80 amps on 24 volt systems.
As options Vetus offers a second alternator to cope with heavy electrical loads, a PTO flange to install a hydraulic pump, a fly-bridge instrument panel and a trolling valve. The six-cylinder model also offers a separate fuel filter kit.
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