Compact, sustainable hybrid diesel from FPT Industrial pairs diesel with e-flywheel
FPT Industrial's vision for the powertrains of the future is already turning into reality. The company has unveiled the F28 Hybrid, a diesel engine paired with an e-flywheel, resulting in an efficient, compact and sustainable solution for off-road applications.
With this hybrid version, FPT Industrial takes a step further into a modular and multi-power powertrain approach.
The 2.8-litre hybrid engine was developed to offer the ideal performance for compact machinery offering enhanced productivity and improved efficiency. With four in-line cylinders, the thermal engine delivers a maximum power of 74 hp, while the electric motor adds 27 hp of continuous power and 40 hp of peak power. Light construction machines such as skid steer loaders, drum rollers and backhoe loaders benefit from the peak power at certain times to complete their missions more efficiently.
The F28 Hybrid combines high performance and low fuel consumption in a compact packaging. It also features enhanced system efficiency, simple architecture, fast operation, and optimized Start & Stop for a smoother engine start.
The integration of the engine's hybrid architecture is based on FPT Industrial's proprietary control software, reinforcing the Brand's role as a full system integrator.
"Our vision for the powertrains of the future includes some of the main features of the new F28 Hybrid," said Pierpaolo Biffali, Vice President of Product Engineering at FPT Industrial. "This engine highlights our commitment to alternative propulsion and demonstrates our engineering abilities with its efficiency and compactness advantages."
F28, a modular and multi-power engine now in North America
FPT industrial is also highlighting the commercial launch of the F28 for North America and its availability for the construction segment, in addition to being suitable for agriculture machinery. Unveiled last November, the F28 is available in Diesel, Natural Gas and now Hybrid versions.
Because of its versatile design, the F28 is suitable for rental applications, such as material handling equipment including telehandlers, aerial lifts, scissor and boom lifts; stationary operations, including air compressors, welders and pumps; as well as chippers, grinders and trenchers.
The engine offers high performance in a compact package with minimal maintenance requirements, improved transient response and low total cost of ownership. With the F28, FPT Industrial provides a comprehensive offering for compact equipment, along with the F34 model.