Ian said the company has done a lot of work to ensure their latest diesel engine range continues to offer dependable power sources for people in remote areas.
“People in regional and isolated areas need low cost, reliable power. With the new H50 series, Hatz delivers a water-cooled engine that is light weight and compact, yet high on performance and efficiency, particularly as part of a generator set,” said Ian.
Like the rest of Hatz’s industrial engine range, the H50 series is built to last.
“I’ve met farmers who have been running a Hatz engine on the farm since the late 1970’s. That’s the same engine still going strong for almost forty years,” said Ian.
Hatz engines go the distance, but when service is required, Hatz has an extensive national network of 70 dealers and service agents and can provide quick delivery of parts and service to customers Australia-wide.
Another key benefit for those operating in rural areas is the extended service intervals of a Hatz diesel engine. The new generation H50 series promises 500 engine hours between standard maintenance intervals.
The H50 series engines come standard with ‘electronic governing’ which means when connected to a generator, synchronisation and load sharing with other Hatz generator sets is completely streamlined.
“When it comes to load sharing, precision equals maximum fuel savings.”
The H50 series is the world’s smallest in their power range and are up to 90kg lighter than their nearest competitors. This leads to a very low power-to-weight ratio and unsurpassed fuel efficiency. The 4H50 variant is the most efficient engine in the 37-56/62 kW class, with fuel consumption a mere 210 g/kWh.
The “ultra-green” H50 range uses a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) to satisfy strict EPA Tier 4 standards.
“Increasingly, we are seeing ‘hybrid systems’ on-farm, where our generator sets load share with renewable energy sources like PV solar or wind turbine system. This means the generator acts as a backup and only kicks in when required. It’s incredibly efficient,” said Ian.
In addition to fuel efficiency, the H50 range was designed to increase usability and reduce down time.
The H50 was engineered with very few moving parts, which keeps internal friction to a minimum. Plus, Hatz engines do not require a DPF (diesel particulate filter), which reduces maintenance and downtime.
“The simplicity means less wear and tear and less that can go wrong. You just turn the key or push a button and it starts, which is important on-farm,” said Ian.
The simplistic design, in conjunction with roller tappets and a lower camshaft, reduces installation space and provides a compact, but high-performing engine.
Hatz also provides customised solutions for their customers, including custom generator sets for on-farm applications.
“When we build a generator set for a customer, we do so with an understanding of the end use and the load they are trying to run. Hatz load test every generator set in the factory for at least 1 hour before it is distributed,” Ian says.
“Throughout the entire ordering process, we work closely with our customers to deliver a product that is going to be ready for them to install and use immediately.”
All Hatz engines are built in Germany and supported by a two-year warranty.
For further information go to www.hatz.com.au