SARAN, France - John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is ready to run with a Stage V-certified lineup at AGRITECHNICA 2019 in Hanover, Germany. Engineered with flexible integration in mind, its Stage V engines are well-suited to help streamline the emissions transition for OEM customers.
Stage V technologies from John Deere are built upon years of engine and application engineering expertise - a valuable resource for OEMs as they continue to navigate the transition to Stage V. In fact, John Deere has accumulated more than 1 billion hours of global experience with diesel particulate filter (DPF) technologies since first introducing them in 2011.
These aftertreatment technologies are optimized for flexible integration. Depending on the engine model, aftertreatment size and canister weight have been reduced in comparison to previous Stage IV solutions.
Clean-slate innovation on the new 13.6L engine
The newest engine included in the Stage V lineup is the 13.6L industrial diesel engine. The 13.6L engine was built with a clean-sheet design, offering new levels of reliability, flexibility and serviceability - all in a compact package that is easy to integrate and simple to maintain. The clean-sheet design allowed John Deere engineers to leverage the technologies it developed over the years to optimize its products to best address market and customer needs.
The 13.6L is designed for larger agricultural applications and is rated for continuous, heavy-duty and intermittent applications from 300 to 510 kW (400 to 684 hp) at 2100 rpm.
Powering farms with our distributor network
Stage V engines are only one of the solutions John Deere offers to help OEM customers power a wide variety of agricultural equipment. Another is the added value the John Deere distributor network can provide, as it's equipped to work with customers to develop personalized solutions for specific application and machine design needs. These solutions are developed as a collaborative effort between the internal engineering team at JDPS, distributor engineering teams and OEM engineering teams.
Electrification fit for agriculture
The wide variety of equipment used in agriculture presents exciting opportunities for both hybrid and full electrification solutions. John Deere introduced new electric drivetrain components this year, featuring compact, high-speed motors controlled by power electronics from John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES).
"Increasing productivity is always a key concern in the agriculture sector, and exploring hybrid solutions could offer a new way to achieve both total cost of operation and efficiency benefits for specific applications," said Darren Almond, strategic marketing lead - electrification at John Deere Power Systems. "Other markets that were early adopters of electrification technology have seen significant improvements in fuel efficiency and productivity. For example, our John Deere 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader delivers up to 25% better average fuel efficiency than its conventional John Deere counterpart."
In fact, electrification is already impacting the agriculture sector with John Deere precision planting solutions like ExactEmergeTM. The introduction of the eAutoPowrTM electric Infinitely Variable TransmissionTM (IVT) was recently awarded the only gold medal for the Innovation Award AGRITECHNICA 2019. One key feature of the IVT is the first of its kind ability to off-board electric power to the implement.
The new electric drives John Deere Power Systems offers to OEMs are specifically designed for reliability and durability to meet customer demands. The components are integrated into various John Deere pump drive and transmission solutions, resulting in a flexible drivetrain portfolio for ease of implementation.
"These solutions are modular, so OEMs can start to introduce electrification solutions within existing machine forms. This is especially valuable for market segments where electrification is still new - like agriculture - because it allows OEMs to start with a few electrified applications without significantly disrupting their base vehicle design," Almond said.
To learn more about the latest innovations, visit the John Deere booth at AGRITECHNICA 2019 in Hall 13 Booth C40.