John Deere Power Systems has unveiled a big, 13.6-liter diesel engine, the first of a next-generation line.
The clean sheet engineering on the 13.6 was aimed at making an engine with installation flexibility, lighter weight and more power in a compact package. The company claims reductions in both diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid consumption for the new, 684-horsepower engine. In addition to full-authority electronic controls, cooled EGR and a high pressure common rail fuel system, the new engine offers single or dual turbocharger configurations depending on customer preferences.
The 13.6-liter engine offers full power from the front and rear of the engine and the capability of offering more pumps with an integrated PTO. Multiple auxiliary drive connections maximize packaging flexibility, and hydraulic lash adjusters eliminate valve lash maintenance and optimize valve train performance while delivering less noise and lower wear.
Deere will offer the new engine with two integrated emissions control configurations—one mounts vertically, the other horizontally. The new emissions system design uses an inline aftertreatment containing a diesel particulate filter (DPF), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) packaged into a single unit.
The company also announced an upgrade to its engine telematics products: the Modular Telematics Gateway 4G or MTG 4G LTE. The system modem offers extended range coverage and high capacity data rates on cellular networks in more than 60 countries and will connect with hand-held devices using Bluetooth technology. The system also includes an integrated accelerometer and GPS to give you position and motion information.