News Releases   September 29, 2015

John Deere Extends Generator Drive Lineup with New Engine

PowerTech™ PSL 13.5L engine offers powerful option for the prime power market

WATERLOO, Iowa (September 29, 2015) — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will extend its generator drive power solutions with the introduction of the PowerTech PSL 13.5L prime power generator drive engine. The new engine becomes the most powerful in a lineup that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Tier 4 emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

This space-saving package gives OEMs more installation options for prime power generator set applications. As with the other engines in the no-DPF generator drive lineup, this new 13.5L engine employs a John Deere Integrated Emissions Control system with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.

"Since the introduction of our constant speed generator drive engines without DPFs earlier this year, we have been working to implement this solution in our generator drive engine lineup," said Darrin Treptow, manager, worldwide marketing for John Deere Power Systems. "With this addition we are able to offer our customers both the power ratings and performance they need for their power-gen applications."

The new PowerTech PSL 13.5L generator drive engine is rated at 473 kWm and, in addition to generator sets, can be used to provide power to select constant speed applications. With low idle speeds, dual frequency ratings and easy paralleling, the engine will help customers better serve the prime power market.

"Our engines are designed to perform reliably in a variety of operating conditions, making them ideal for prime power solutions," Treptow said.

The new PowerTech PSL 13.5L generator drive engine model joins the existing lineup whose models and power ratings includes:

  • PowerTech PWL 4.5L: 69 kWm, 80 kWm and 99 kWm
  • PowerTech PSL 4.5L: 128 kWm
  • PowerTech PVL 6.8L: 160 kWm and 192 kWm
  • PowerTech PSL 6.8L: 216 kWm and 240 kWm
  • PowerTech PSL 9.0L: 273 kWm, 326 kWm and 345 kWm

John Deere plans to begin production of the PowerTech PVL and PSL 6.8L generator drive engine in late 2015 while the PowerTech PSL 4.5L, 9.0L and 13.5L generator drive engines will enter production in early 2016.

"Our experience working with generator set manufacturers has helped us better understand the features and services necessary to meet today's challenges. We think our PowerTech engines meet those challenges by offering our OEM customers compact generator set packaging, easy operation and reliable performance," Treptow said.

John Deere offers an extensive lineup of standby and prime generator set engines that meet emissions regulations while delivering quick-starting, clean-running and fuel efficient performance. The full lineup of John Deere generator drive engines ranges in displacement from 2.9L to 13.5L and covers generator drive ratings from 31 to 563 kWm (42 to 755 hp). These engines include non-emissions certified, EU Stage II and Stage III A, EPA Tier 3, Interim Tier 4 and Final Tier 4 models.

About Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. John Deere Power Systems manufactures and markets 30 kW to 448 kW (40 hp to 600 hp) industrial diesel engines and 56 kW to 559 kW (75 hp to 750 hp) marine diesel engines, as well as drivetrain components for use in a variety of off-highway applications. For more information, visit John Deere Power Systems at www.JohnDeere.com/jdpower.

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