Arctic Begins Diesel Production
September 15, 2006
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Arctic Cat started production of its twin-cylinder diesel powered ATV on Sep. 13.
Shown as a concept vehicle at the Arctic Cat dealer meeting in June and now produced at the company’s facility in Thief River Falls, Minn., the TRV model will initially be destined for distribution in Europe, although sales are planned for North America.
Arctic says the 686cc twin cylinder, SOHC four-stroke diesel engine provides 30 percent greater fuel mileage over a conventional gasoline engine and provides gobs of low-end torque. Sourced from Lombardini of Italy, the engine runs efficiently on six forms of diesel fuel (#1 DF 1, #2 DF 2, DF A Arctic, JP 5, JP 8 and bio diesel) with a glow plug pre-heater assist for starting.
Read the Sep. 25 issue of Powersports Business magazine for more information about Arctic Cat’s diesel-powered TRV.