MOLINE, Illinois (October 15, 2013) – To help support the use of John Deere equipment around the world, the Construction & Forestry Division is bringing to market a retrofit kit that will enable John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available. ULSD is diesel fuel with 15 parts per million or lower sulfur content.
"We anticipate many of our customers will operate used IT4 equipment in regions where high-sulfur fuel is still used," said Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, engine and driveline, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The kit, which will enable these engines to use higher sulfur diesel fuel, is designed to meet strict John Deere standards and reinforces John Deere's commitment to serving our customers' equipment needs domestically and abroad."
The conversion kit will be available in 2015. New John Deere equipment for export to non-ULSD countries will continue to offer lower tiered engines that meet regional emissions standards and will reliably operate with the local available fuel.
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. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.