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D1.2 and D1.7 engines are ideal for a variety of equipment types

NORCROSS, GA (January 7, 2020) – DEUTZ Corporation and KUKJE Machinery of Korea have entered into a long-term agreement to expand DEUTZ’s line of under-25-HP engines. As a result of this agreement,  D1.2 and D1.7 engines will now be available for delivery throughout the Americas, with DEUTZ parts and service support already in place.

 “The under-25-HP power category continues to grow as customers seek out more efficient powertrains for their equipment,” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of DEUTZ Corporation. “We’re extremely pleased to enter into this agreement with KUKJE, and we know that the engines will be built with the high-quality standards that DEUTZ customers deserve and have come to expect.”

The engines are naturally aspirated, three-cylinder configurations offered in 1.2L and 1.7L displacement with output ratings of up to 25 HP. The D1.2 and D1.7 can also be utilized with the new E-DEUTZ products by providing customers with complete hybrid packages that are more efficient and environmentally friendly.      

KUKJE Machinery, a leading industrial company in Korea for many years, has been producing diesel engines for tractors and other industrial applications for more than 30 years. The company also manufactures and provides agricultural machinery, tractors, combine harvesters, rice harvesters and diesel engines to over 50 different countries. The company focuses on cutting-edge technology that will enhance its customers’ productivity.

 “Our recently signed agreement is just one example of our ongoing efforts to provide engines that not only generate the right amount of power, but do so economically and efficiently,” said Steve Corley, chief sales officer for DEUTZ Corporation. “Now, through this agreement with KUJKE, we’ll be able to bring DEUTZ quality and performance to even more OEMs and their customers.”

To learn more about DEUTZ Corporation and its complete line of diesel and natural gas engines, visit


For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The nine millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2015.  From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports a broad range of engines with capacities up to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications. 

The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release. The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing nearly 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia. Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users. For more information, visit For more information, visit


KUKJE Machinery has been manufacturing and providing agricultural machinery, tractors, combine harvesters, rice harvesters and diesel engines to over 50 different countries and is a leading industrial company in Korea.

For the last 50 years, 450 skilled engineers and all staff members of BRANSON Tractor, the tractor brand name of KUKJE Machinery, have concentrated on developing cutting-edge technology and achieving the highest quality to meet global customers needs. BRANSON compact tractors equipped with EPA  Tier-4 final and EC stage V engines, from 20hp to 74hp, are directly being exported to over 50 different countries and its quality is proven by winning Gold Level Status of NAEDA (North American Equipment Dealers Association) for three consecutive years.

KUKJE Machinery has been producing diesel engines for tractors and other industrial applications to meet the global customer needs for more than 30 years. For more information, visit