Redesigned Deere 6.8L Marine Diesel
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has launched a redesigned PowerTech 6068SFM75 marine diesel engine that offers a power range of 249 hp to 400 hp (186 kW to 298 kW). The redesigned PowerTech 6068SFM75 joins the PowerTech 6090SFM75 at 550 hp (410 kW) and 6135SFM75 at 750 hp (559 kW) to complete Deere’s high horsepower marine engine lineup.
The redesigned 6.8L marine engine is 9 inches (229 mm) narrower than the previous design. The 6.8L propulsion engine is due to hit the water in the fall of 2011, while the generator drive ratings will be available in 2012. JDPS said the newly redesigned engine meets Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 2 European Union emissions requirements and is MARPOL Annex VI compliant.