John Deere introduces Tier 3 marine engine lineup

17 Feb 2016
The 6090SFM85 model

The 6090SFM85 model

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced that it meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74 to 559kW (99 to 750hp).

New PowerTechTM 9.0L and 13.5L Tier 3 propulsion and generator-drive engines join the previously announced 4.5L and 6.8L Tier 3 models, offering customers a full range of powerful and reliable engines for commercial and recreational applications.

The PowerTech 6090AFM85, PowerTech 6090SFM85, PowerTech 6135AFM85 and PowerTech 6135SFM85 propulsion and generator-drive engines offer customers hassle-free replacement options. Power ratings include:

  • The 6090AFM85 engine is available in four different propulsion ratings from 213 to 317kW (285 to 425hp); gen-set ratings include 195kW (261hp) at 1500rpm for 50Hz and 222kW (297hp) at 1800rpm for 60Hz.
  • The 6090SFM85 model is available in five different propulsion ratings from 242 to 410kW (325 to 550hp); gen-drive ratings include 222kW (298hp) at 1500rpm for 50Hz and 278kW (373hp) at 1800rpm for 60Hz. It is suited to high-speed craft such as sportfishing boats and planing hull yachts.
  • The 6135AFM85 engine is available in four different propulsion ratings from 272 to 429kW (365 to 575hp); gen-set ratings include 278kW (373hp) at 1500rpm for 50Hz and 334kW (448hp) at 1800rpm for 60Hz.
  • The 6135SFM85 model, the most powerful engine produced by John Deere, is available in five different propulsion ratings from 317 to 559kW; gen-drive ratings include 334kW at 1500rpm for 50Hz and 416kW at 1800rpm for 60Hz. It is ideal for high-horsepower applications such as patrol craft, launches, workboats, fishing boats, trawler yachts and sportfishing boats.

John Deere Tier 3 marine engines meet current European Union emissions requirements (EU RCD) for propulsion engines used on recreational crafts and inland waterway vessels (EU IWV Stage III A). They also meet current limits established by International Maritime Organization (IMO) MARPOL Annex VI (IMO Stage II).

 “John Deere Tier 3 marine engines offer customers hassle-free replacement options,” said Carl Micu, manager of North American engine sales for JDPS. “Our larger Tier 2 marine engines were developed with Tier 3 emissions regulations in mind, allowing us to transition to Tier 3 without significant hardware changes. These engines will provide customers with a similar package and performance while meeting the more stringent regulations.”