The MAFI R 336 with the Mercedes Type 6 R 1000 engine with 210 kW was delivered and officially handed over to the MV shipyards in Stralsund at the end of February.
Manufacturers of in-plant tractors have a transitional period of up to two years to adapt their emission controls to the current Stage V EU emissions standard. As of January 1 2019, the new emission limits must be met for engines with more than 130 kilowatts. The only possible exception to the new Stage V emission requirement is an engine with the previous exhaust emission standard that was purchased prior to the January 1 cutoff.
Along with the now well-known AdBlue exhaust gas treatment, an additional particulate filter allows the engine to meet the required values for Stage V. Despite the additional space requirement in the vehicles, the engineers at MAFI Transport-Systeme GmbH have managed to integrate this upgraded exhaust system without changing the vehicle dimensions. MAFI has been able to maintain the necessary maneuverability of the Tracs, which is especially important when one considers the occasionally cramped conditions on customer premises.
The RoRo-Trac R 336 is the mid-sized tractor of the MAFI tractor range. However, the Stage V emissions standard has also been introduced into the "smaller" T 225D and T 230 Series Tracs, as well as in the "big" HD 445 heavy duty tractor.
At MV Werften in Stralsund, the MAFI Trac is being used in component supply for shipbuilding. Particularly with the steelwork for the prefabrication of ship sections, heavy goods are involved, for which the MAFI tractor has already proven its worth.