In 2012 John Deere released several new products, many of which provided timely technology to help you meet emissions requirements on the job site. We are proud to say that several of these products were recently featured in Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 of 2012.
The John Deere K-series crawler dozers were touted for their Interim Tier 4 diesel engines that provide even more horsepower than their J-series predecessors. The engines maintain oil flow to machine systems even at slopes up to 45 degrees. Additionally, a hydraulically driven cool-on-demand fan operates as needed and keeps the engine running efficiently even in harsh conditions.
The engines powering the K-series dozers were also honored by Construction Equipment and we are proud to say they also carry the John Deere name.
The editors selected a group of John Deere PowerTechTM Interim Tier 4/Stage III B emissions-certified engines from 75 to 174 hp — the PowerTech PWX 4.5L and PowerTech PVX 4.5L models and the PowerTech PVX 6.8L engine below 174 hp — for the Ancillary Products category. The crawler dozers are equipped with a PowerTech PWX 4.5L (550K, 650K) or PowerTech PVX 6.8L (700K, 750K) Interim Tier 4/Stage III B engine, featuring proven cooled EGR technology and an exhaust filter.
John Deere was one of the first engine manufacturers to certify 75-to-174-hp diesel engines as compliant with EPA Interim Tier 4, EU Stage III B and CARB emissions regulations. Like the rest of the John Deere Interim Tier 4/Stage III B lineup, the PowerTech PWX 4.5L and PowerTech PVX 4.5L models and the PowerTech PVX 6.8L engine below 174 hp meet emissions standards and customer needs for performance, fluid efficiency, reliability, durability and low operating costs.
What Deere equipment helped you the most in 2012? What were your favorite new products or model enhancements?