TYM has announced that it will partner with Deutz AG, the global engine manufacturer, to develop an eco-friendly e-Powertrain.
Based on TYM’s agricultural machinery production technology and Deutz’s engine technology, the company “plans to develop an e-Powertrain, a key component of electricity generation, and apply a pure electric drive system suitable for TYM’s small tractor. If the electricization system is applied to the tractor, emissions and carbon dioxide generated during the operation of the tractor are suppressed, enabling zero emission and carbon neutralization. This is a step closer to producing eco-friendly tractors.”
Based in Germany, Deutz manufactures and supplies diesel engines to global agricultural machinery manufacturers including TYM, Fendt, Deutz-Fahr, Iseki and Volvo construction machines. Considered a leading company in the development of state-of-the-art drive systems and a company with knowledge of the non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) market, Deutz is currently promoting eco-friendly powertrain development and supply in the NRMM market by strengthening strategic partnerships with hydrogen fuel cell companies. It launched the E-Deutz brand in 2017, has been developing eco-friendly powertrains suitable for agricultural machinery and industrial equipment.
The e-Powertrain joint development will be “a next-generation platform that can supply electric drive systems including batteries and motors, and combines existing diesel engines and electric drive systems to supply hybrid systems suitable for NRMM,” states TYM.
In the future, TYM plans to continue to develop technologies related to Deutz mild hybrid, full hybrid, and full electric in order to realize carbon neutrality. It also plans to develop hybrid and hydrogen systems for various TYM tractors, starting with the application of pure electric drive systems to small tractors.
“It is time for the agricultural machinery industry to actively neutralize carbon for environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture,” says Kim Do-hoon, TYM CEO. “We will continue to make efforts to develop hybrid and hydrogen systems that can reduce fuel and carbon dioxide emissions compared to existing diesel engines.”