Skip to main content

John Deere unveils new line of marine engines

John Deere Power Systems is introducing a marine engine lineup from 74 to 559 kW — or 99 to 750 hp — that it says will meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations.

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

The company said John Deere Tier 3 marine engines meet current European Union emissions requirements for propulsion engines used on recreational crafts and inland waterway vessels. They also meet current limits established by International Maritime Organization MARPOL Annex VI, the company said.

The PowerTech 6090AFM85, PowerTech 6090SFM85, PowerTech 6135AFM85 and PowerTech 6135SFM85 propulsion and generator-drive engines are the latest additions to the John Deere Tier 3 lineup. Tier 3 regulations affecting these 9.0L and 13.5L engines take effect in 2014.

“John Deere 9.0L and 13.5L Tier 3 marine engines offer customers hassle-free replacement options,” John Deere North American engine sales manager Carl Micu said in a statement. “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.”

Related

CRUISERS

Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

GRANDBANKS

Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

LIMESTONE-Q3

Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

SIREN-YAMAHA

Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

Northpoint

Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.

BRP

BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.

Airmar

Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.

Norm

The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.

1_MDI

Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.