John Deere Power Systems

April 2011 Vol. 66 No. 4

The PowerTech E 6.8L engine is the first John Deere engine to carry both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 Emergency Stationary and European Union (EU) Stage III A certification, with dual frequency ratings of 1,800 and 1,500 rpm.

The 212 kWm rating at 1,800 rpm is currently available from John Deere with a PowerTech Plus 6.8L engine, but the new engine will provide gen-set owners a competitive advantage by offering a dual frequency PowerTech E engine at the same power level. Gen-set customers can now utilize the PowerTech E platform from 60 – 345 kW with 2.4L, 3.0L, 4.5L, 6.8L and 9.0L displacements. The 6068HFG82 is an extension of the Tier 3 6068HF285 engine that is available today and continues to feature a fixed-geometry turbocharger, high-pressure common-rail fuel system, 2-valve cylinder head, air-to-air aftercooling and full-authority electronic controls. Additional features and benefits of the 6068HFG82 include increased power density, dual frequency with the same hardware and software sets, and lower heat rejection allowing the use of a simpler and more economical cooling package. www.johndeere.com/jdpower

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