Mermaid Kohler Range to Be Launched

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Kohler engine (image courtesy of Mermaid Marine)

Mermaid Marine is to launch a new range of diesel engines, the Mermaid Kohler.

The partnership between U.K. diesel engine marinizer Mermaid Marine and Kohler expands Poole based Mermaid Marine’s offering to smaller inboard engines with the company now able to supply engines from 31kW to 376kW.

It has come about through Mermaid Marine’s parent company, Power Torque’s work with JCB which has partnered with Kohler’s Global Power Group to use the Italian manufactured engines in several of its compact machine lines in what the company terms the next stage of its engine strategy.

“The decision to partner with Kohler to develop engines for JCB compact machines was driven by the synergy in the technologies used by JCB and Kohler to achieve stringent emissions legislation,” explained Alan Tolley, JCB’s director of engine programs.

The Mermaid Kohler mechanical engine is marinized by Mermaid Marine and meets the next stage of emissions targets without the need for a diesel particulate filter.

The engines feature cylinder block with bed plate architecture, a 4-valve cylinder head, gear driven valve train and optimized direct injection (DI) fuel system.

“The new Kohler direct injection engine provides an excellent platform for a commercial marine engine with its modern, rugged and compact design,” said Mermaid Marine sales executive Julian Osborne. ““The new engines have good power and torque characteristics with class leading fuel consumption figures – up to 15% better than a similar output engine equipped with lower injection pressures with a DPF. They can also feature a heavy duty Power Take Off for driving auxiliary hydraulics.”

The engines utilize direct injection technology and are naturally aspirated with mechanical governing.

“High-performance specifications for both torque and power density makes this engine the new reference for higher displacement engines,” Osborne added.

The range currently comprises two engines, the KDI 1903M three cylinder, 42hp / 31kW and the KDI 2504M four cylinder 49hp / 36kW with further developments planned in terms of options and power ratings.

A prototype of the Mermaid Kohler was shown at this year’s Seawork with working engines available this Autumn.

mermaid-marine.co.uk
 

  • Kohler engine (image courtesy of Mermaid Marine)

    Kohler engine (image courtesy of Mermaid Marine)

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