John Deere Power Systems to Begin Production of New Marine Engines
Production schedule for new PowerTech™ marine engines begins fall 2009.
Waterloo, Iowa.— John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is pleased to announce that it will begin production of three new marine 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).
These new John Deere marine engines are due to hit the water in early 2010. All of these 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 has 6.8L of displacement and boasts up to 246 kW (330 hp). This engine delivers 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 has 9.0L of displacement and offers 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 has 13.5L of displacement and boasts 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.
All of these engines are excellent choices for a variety of commercial and recreational applications.
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