Like all of the off-highway industries served by John Deere engines, the marine sector is facing increasingly stringent emissions regulations. John Deere continues to provide emissions solutions for those who work in the waves and relax on the water.
We recently introduced new PowerTech™ 9.0L and 13.5L propulsion and generator-drive engines to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions standards that take effect in 2014. The PowerTech 6090AFM85, PowerTech 6090SFM85, PowerTech 6135AFM85 and PowerTech 6135SFM85 propulsion and generator-drive engines join our previously announced 4.5L and 6.8L Tier 3 models to offer customers a complete range of powerful and reliable Tier 3 choices for commercial and recreational applications.
John Deere showcased our full line of Marine Tier 3 engines from 99 to 750 hp (74 to 559 kW) at the International WorkBoat Show. Booth visitors received an up-close look at the new 9.0L and 13.5L models, which offer hassle-free replacement options. 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. The 9.0L and 13.5L engines provide customers with package size and performance similar to their Tier 2 counterparts while meeting the more challenging regulations.
Our marine engines share the same reputation for performance and quality that their agricultural and industrial counterparts have enjoyed for decades. Whether our customers are linked to the land or the water, John Deere will continue to focus on meeting increasingly challenging emissions standards and application needs.