ECO control An intelligent engine

Adjustment of engine rpm and power to actual requirements

Diesel engine palette with ECO Control

  • Reduction of consumption up to 50 %
  • Noise reduction up to 6 dB
  • Less heat-up of hydraulic oil
  • Larger operating range
  • Complies with the exigent exhaust regulation EPA Tier 4 in this class

How does ECO control work?

Out of:

  • Driving speed
  • Spreading width and
  • Spreading density

the control unit Vpad® from Boschung permanently calculates the needed amount of hydraulic oil for the spreader drive, thus resulting the required engine rpm.

Reduction of fuel consumption

Due to reduction of engine rpm a relevant amount of fuel is saved, especially in preventive operation with low spreading density.

The reduction may be in various operation modes up to 50 %!

Up to now an auxiliary Diesel engine on a spreaders runs at 2.800 rpm. This rpm may be clearly reduced with low spreading density.

The main reduction is achieved by reduction of oil amount resulting in proportional reduction of hydraulic performance. Additionally fuel consumption is reduced due to lower engine rpm.              

In comparison to the actual control of auxiliary engines a remarkable amount of fuel can be saved!


(IMS E at 60 km/h with 8 m spreading width and a density of 10 g/m²)
Operating hours/year = 150 h
Fuel savings/h = 2 liter
Fuel costs/l = 1,30 €

150 h x 2 liter x 1,30 € = 390 € Savings a year + noise reduction for residents and the operator!

Technical data

Engine typeKubota Diesel engine D1105
Performance19,4 kW at 3.000 U/min
Number of cylinders3 cylinders Zylinder vertical, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank45 liter

See also

Drive "D"

Diesel engine drive

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