Kubota launches new line of oil and gas industry engines

Kubota Engine America Corp. has announced the highly anticipated release of its WG1605, WG2503 and WG3800 family of spark ignited engines to the oil and gas industry. 

“CK Power Products has been selling natural gas engines into the oilfield for over 30 years,” said John Costello, CEO of CK Power Products, a leading manufacturer of power units and power generation solutions for a variety of markets including oil and gas. “I have never been as excited about the release of a new natural gas engine as I am about the new Kubota line. I sincerely believe this product line is going to be a game changer for the market and our customers, compared to what they have been currently using.”

This versatile and powerful family of Kubota natural gas engines share many of the same components found in their venerable, heavy-duty diesel counterparts and are now approved and warranted for wellhead gas operations, such as pump jacks, compressors, and vapor recovery units. Known for their extreme durability, the new line was designed to endure harsh environments found in oil and gas fields.

Compared to today’s common automotive-based designs, the Kubota engines will provide a much longer life cycle and offer many other benefits and program features for customers searching for a reliable solution in the improving oil & gas market.

Some of these features include:

  • Dual Fuel Capability:  Runs on natural gas or propane as fuel source
  • Front gear train with heavy-duty value timing control
  • Premium engine valves with robust cast iron cylinder head
  • Engine block and components based on diesel model counterpart and footprint
  • State-of-the-art ignition systems
  • State-of-the-art fuel systems with water-resistant electrical connectors
  • Knock sensors detect detonation, include coil-on-plug ignition 
  • Electronic control unit (ECU) can be programmed on site

“The benefit of the programmable ECU would allow the operator to relocate the engine to another jobsite,” said Philip Juneau, Kubota regional sales manager. “The purpose of the knock sensor is to protect the engine from damage that can be caused from detonation. The coil-on-plugs eliminates the need for spark plug wires, which generally require more frequent service replacement.”

Kubota’s warranty covers the WG1605, WG2503 and WG3800 for two years or 2,000 hours on all wellhead applications. The warranty is backed by an excellent service network of Kubota distributors and dealers throughout North America. These engines are U.S. EPA/CARB Phase 3 certified.

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