Tucson, Arizona, 16 January 2017 – Walbro is pleased to announce the production launch of their next generation EEM®Injection system designed specifically to bring the benefits of electronic fuel injection to both single and twin cylinder consumer engine applications. The system features a small, light-weight Engine Control Unit that is integrated with a throttle body and designed to fit within the space of most traditional float carburetors on engines ranging from 5 to 30 Horsepower. Walbro worked with MTD Products, a global leader in outdoor power equipment and the first equipment partner to utilize this highly cost effective technology, to develop a new 679cc V-Twin fuel injected engine for the Cub Cadet XT2 Enduro Series Lawn Tractor, now available through the Cub Cadet dealer network.
“We worked with Cub Cadet to launch the first consumer EFI lawn tractor in 2015,” says Chris Quick, Walbro’s Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Strategy. “Now that we have added twin cylinder engine control, we expect the demand for EFI in cost-sensitive consumer applications to grow very rapidly. Homeowners who purchase lawn tractors, generators, snow blowers and other power equipment want the same ease of starting and performance benefits that professionals have long demanded, and our system delivers those benefits at an affordable price point,” adds Quick.
“Our latest EEM®Injection system makes it easier for OEM customers to offer fuel injection on their engines because the integrated ECU and throttle body is sized to fit within the space of a traditional float carburetor,” says Eric Zbytowski, Senior Engineering Manager for Walbro. “And by keeping the number of system components and connections to a minimum, we were able to hit the cost targets necessary for large-scale consumer adoption.”
Walbro is a global market leader in engine management products and fuel systems, and a leading supplier of high pressure aluminum die casting to customers around the world. Walbro’s products have powered over 435 Million engines since 1950 in the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, construction, agriculture and outdoor power equipment markets. Walbro manufactures carburetors, ignition systems, fuel injection systems, pumps, valves and fuel storage and delivery systems. Walbro is a global organization, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with over 2300 employees worldwide. The company has ISO certified manufacturing and engineering facilities in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and China. Additional information regarding Walbro is available at www.Walbro.com.