News Releases   October 12, 2018

New John Deere 4045SFM85 marine engine now shipping

Delivers impressive power and fuel economy in a compact package

WATERLOO, Iowa (October 12, 2018) — John Deere Power Systems is now shipping the new PowerTech™ 4045SFM85 marine engine to boat owners and builders. Its high power-to-weight ratio delivers impressive torque in a compact engine package, making it an ideal choice for planing and semi-displacement hulls.

The new 4045SFM85 marine engine has two ratings — an M4 rating with 205 kW (275 hp) at 2600 rpm and M5 rating with 235 kW (315 hp) at 2800 rpm. These ratings are ideal for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure crafts. Both the M4 and M5 ratings are applicable to commercial and recreational applications.

Field tested, operator approved

Thorough sea trials for the 4045SFM85 were conducted with an integrated team of John Deere marine application engineers, engine distributors and marine dealers. "The sea trials offered us the opportunity to evaluate the installation and performance of the 4045S in varied boating applications with an M4 or M5 rating," said Mike Van Donsel, senior marine application engineer. John Deere partnered with end-users to gather data from a bow picker, crabber, dive boat and recreational vessel.

Mark Milbourne repowered his recreational vessel with the 4045SFM85. "The new 4.5-liter is going to be a really good product for both commercial and recreational boat owners wanting good fuel economy and higher speeds," he said.

"The 4045SFM85 is lighter and about half the size of my old engine, but it packs some power for its size," said Donald Haught, a lifelong commercial fisherman. "I've calculated that it consumes about 19 liters (5 gallons) of fuel per hour — almost half as much as my previous engine. That's a great cost savings for my business."

Certified and ready to run

The 4045SFM85 engine ratings meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 and Recreational Craft Directive II emissions regulations, as well as International Maritime Organization Tier II standards for commercial and recreational applications. To date, this is the only known ABS-certified, 315 hp, 4-cylinder in-board diesel engine that will be type approved by the American Bureau of Shipping, DNV GL, Lloyd's Register and Bureau Veritas.

All John Deere marine power solutions are available through authorized John Deere marine engine distributors and marine dealers.

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) 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 industrial, marine, and generator drive 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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