John Deere announced Oct. 15 it has built its 5-millionth engine. The company celebrated the production milestone at its facilities in Iowa, France, Mexico, India and Argentina.
John Deere first began producing gasoline engines when it purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918. The first Deere diesel engine was manufactured in 1949.
John Deere Power Systems manufactures 49- to 600-horsepower diesel engines for off-highway use. In the construction industry, the Deere engines are used to power John Deere construction and forestry equipment and other OEM equipment such as air compressors, generators, rock crushers, scrapers, compactors, rollers, pavers, industrial pumps, drilling equipment, trenchers, rough terrain forklifts and mixers.