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John Deere Auxiliary Power Unit on Display at International WorkBoat Show

WATERLOO, Iowa (December 2, 2014) — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will exhibit an auxiliary power unit equipped with a PowerTech™ Plus 9.0L industrial diesel engine that meets U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans December 3-5.


The PowerTech 6090HF485 is a radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold auxiliary engine that is ideal for powering a variety of deck auxiliaries including pumps, winches, cranes, hydraulics and generators. The engine is part of a full lineup that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations for U.S. waterways, and offers reliable, cost-effective power to customers for their auxiliary applications.


"We're pleased to exhibit one of our new Marine Tier 3-certified auxiliary power solutions that provide our customers with the performance they depend on to keep their operations productive," said Heather Balk, marine market planner at JDPS. "This new lineup offers more of the reliable and cost-effective solutions that customers expect from John Deere."


John Deere auxiliary drive engines were developed based on the proven hardware of the John Deere PowerTech nonroad Tier 3/Stage III A in-line, 4- and 6- cylinder engine platform. With displacements from 4.5 to 13.5L and power ratings from 74 to 448 kW (99 to 600 hp), these engines offer constant- and variable-speed ratings to meet a wide variety of application needs.


The PowerTech 9.0L engine is available with a variable-speed rating of 280 kW (375 hp) at 2200 rpm. Variable-speed ratings for the rest of the lineup include:


  • PowerTech 4.5L: 74 kW (99 hp) at 2200 rpm
  • PowerTech 6.8L: 187 kW (250 hp) at 2200 rpm
  • PowerTech 13.5L: 448 kW (600 hp) at 2100 rpm


All John Deere marine power solutions are available through John Deere marine engine distributors and marine dealers. Auxiliary drive engines are currently available for order.


For more information about the John Deere auxiliary drive engine lineup, visit your nearest John Deere marine engine distributor or marine dealer, or stop by booth 2402 at the International WorkBoat Show.


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


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