John Deere introduces new engines for auxiliary uses

Friday, May 23, 2014
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Reliable, cost-effective engines based on proven industrial engine hardware

WATERLOO, Iowa -- John Deere Power Systems has introduced a full line of radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold PowerTech auxiliary engines that are ideal for powering a variety of deck auxiliaries including pumps, winches, cranes, hydraulics and generators.

The lineup meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations for U.S. waterways, and offers reliable, cost-effective power to customers for their auxiliary applications.

"We're pleased to expand our product line with Marine Tier 3-certified auxiliary power solutions for customers working the U.S. waterways," Marine Market Planner at John Deere Power Systems Heather Balk said. "Our customers can depend on the performance of these engines to keep their operations productive."

Marine Tier 3 PowerTech auxiliary drive engines were developed based on the proven hardware of the John Deere PowerTech non-road Tier 3/Stage III A in-line, 4- and 6- cylinder engine platform. With displacements from 4.5 to 13.5L and power ratings from 74 to 448 kW, 99 to 600 horsepower, these engines offer constant- and variable-speed ratings to meet a wide variety of application needs.

The PowerTech 4.5L engine is available with constant-speed ratings of 78 and 129 kW, 105 and 173 horsepower at 1,800 rpm. Variable-speed ratings for the lineup include:

-- PowerTech 4.5L: 74 kW, 99 horsepower, at 2,200 rpm

-- PowerTech 6.8L: 187 kW, 250 horsepower, at 2,200 rpm

-- PowerTech 9.0L: 280 kW, 375 horsepower, at 2,200 rpm

-- PowerTech 13.5L: 448 kW, 600 horsepower, at 2,100 rpm

"Our Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engines offer more of the reliable and cost-effective solutions that customers expect from John Deere," Balk said.

All John Deere marine power solutions are available through John Deere marine engine distributors and marine dealers. Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engines will be available for order in summer 2014, with expected delivery in fall 2014.

For more information about the Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engine lineup, visit your nearest John Deere marine engine distributor or marine dealer or visit John Deere Power Systems at