John Deere is offering more power than ever before with the new JD18 engine.
Building on the rugged design of the JD14 engine, the JD18 was engineered with flexibility, serviceability and durability in mind. The JD18 industrial engine extends Deere's rated power range to 522 – 676 kW (700 – 907 hp). The engine features a rear gear train, which produces excellent direct power and the option of one or two rear aux drives for a total of 902 Nm (665 lb-ft) maximum torque, providing quiet operation.
Leveraging the best Deere technologies, the JD18 answers both market and customer demands for more engine power that can easily integrate with a wide array of heavy-duty applications.
Improved John Deere model-based controls offer excellent diagnostic capabilities, enabling future prognostics and the ability to target the source of engine performance issues.
The JD18 features a bedplate design, providing structural benefits for extreme durability. It is built for 20,000 hours of operation with the ability to be rebuilt twice.
Serviceability and repairability
The JD18 engine was designed with ease of service and repair in mind. Hydraulic Lash Adjustment (HLA) offers a maintenance-free valvetrain, eliminating the need to reset the lash.
The JD18 features new combustion technology, which allows John Deere to offer an engine in the 522 – 676 kW (700 – 907 hp) power range without aftertreatment. Without the need for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), users have one less fluid to manage. The high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel system allows the engine to deliver optimized fluid consumption. And the Diamond Like Coating (DLC) improves biodiesel compatibility and system robustness.
The new combustion technology offers a simplified air system with fixed and wastegate turbos, allowing the engine to meet emissions requirements without applying aftertreatment. This provides a simplified engine integration and package size.
With the addition of the JD18 to the John Deere engine range, users can put John Deere power and performance into their entire lineup of equipment — from 36 kW (48 hp) to 676 kW (907 hp).
Contact your John Deere engine distributor or dealer for more information.