Bobcat has announced a range of new EU Stage IIIB and Stage IV compliant diesel engines to be used in the company’s market-leading compact loader products in Europe, due for introduction in 2015.

Bobcat engines have been developed with a new combustion system to meet the EU Stage IIIB/Stage IV regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The new combustion system is called the ULPC (Ultra Low PM Combustion) system.

Over the next 12 months, Bobcat is planning to release more details on the new Bobcat EU Stage IIIB and Stage IV compliant compact machines and their engines to be introduced in Europe in 2015, along with additional features and solutions that will further benefit customers.

Development of the new Stage IIIB and Stage IV compliant engines resulted from collaboration between Bobcat, Doosan and some of the world’s top engineering consultants and engine design firms, including Ricardo, FEV and others.

These new solutions combine Doosan’s 50 years of engine-building experience with Bobcat’s 50 years of compact equipment leadership. Overall, the combination of Doosan’s experience with that of the other partners in the project has capitalised on more than 200 years of experience in engine design and development and compact equipment expertise.