Power distribution for tractors and earthmovers

  • 23-Apr-2010 01:12 EDT

MTA says its engineers designed its new PDU for tractors and earthmovers to be particularly compact, facilitating module removal when replacing the fuses or relays.

MTA’s new power distribution unit (PDU) for tractor and earthmoving equipment has been specifically developed to meet the higher demands of those applications in terms of power and sealing.

Same Group, which collaborated on its development, has been using the PDU in its equipment since this past January.

MTA claims the PDU is "a giant step forward compared to existing units," as it allows a simplified wiring harness layout in the engine bay, keeping harnesses safe from the water and dirt associated with the typically harsh environment of off-highway applications.

The PDU can be positioned anywhere in the engine bay, allowing more freedom to engineers during equipment design. In addition, it features a BDS-protected input that ensures compliance with forthcoming new machinery directives.

It can accommodate two MTA Mini fuses under the bus bar, as well as two additional inline Mini fuses, two Midi fuses, and two Mega fuses. It can also house either a battery disconnect switch or another Mega fuse.

The PDU is enclosed in a plastic shell with four fastening points. It is sealed and certified to meet the IP69 protection class. The vertical position of the fuse and relay holder modules enabled MTA engineers to design the PDU particularly compact, facilitating module removal when replacing the fuses or relays.

The PDU can accommodate any fuse and relay holder modules in the MTA range.

MTA collaborates on product with a variety of tractor and earthmoving OEMs, including CNH, Gehl, Deere, Landini, Massey Fergusson, Mustang, Same Deutz Fahr, and Valtra.

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