July 27, 2009
John Deere introduces new marine engines
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is to begin production of three new marine diesel engines. The PowerTech 6068AFM75, 6090SFM75 and 6135SFM75 marine engines are the newest additions to the John Deere lineup and offer a power range of 139 kW (186 hp) up to 559 kW (750 hp).
Available in early 2010, all the engines meet EPA Tier 2 and EU emissions requirements and are MARPOL Annex VI compliant.
"We have developed our new marine engines to provide commercial and recreational marine customers with higher horsepower ratings," said Dave Flaherty, marine marketing manager for John Deere Power Systems. "These engines are ideal for a variety of commercial and recreational applications. The new engines will provide our customers with more options, while living up to the reputation our marine products have earned for rugged durability, fuel economy, quiet operation and ease of maintenance."
The PowerTech 6068AFM75 displaces 6.8 L and develops up to 246 kW (330 hp). The engine offers high horsepower in a small package and offers more flexibility in this popular power range. The 6068AFM75 is a 6-cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-coolant aftercooled marine engine with more low-speed torque and better transient-response times.
The PowerTech 6090SFM75 displaces 9.0 L and develops up to 373 kW (500 hp). The 6090SFM75 is a 6-cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-seawater aftercooled marine engine.
The PowerTech 6135SFM75 displaces 13.5 L and develops up to 559 kW (750 hp). This engine is the most powerful engine produced by John Deere and offers high torque at low-rated speeds. The 6135SFM75 is a six-cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-seawater aftercooled marine engine.