Generator Drive Applications: Non-Regulated G-Drive Engines

You can count on John Deere PowerTech™ generator drive engines to start in the morning, operate efficiently all day, and work reliably for many years. But pure product performance isn’t the strongest thing about working with John Deere. It’s the confidence of having the John Deere integration and support network at your side every step of the way.

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Prime or standby power

John Deere generator drive engines are ready when and where you need them. They provide fast response for standby situations and exceptional load recovery in a wide variety of applications.

The power of choice

Why build your gen-set around someone else’s engine? With John Deere, you get a wide range of configurations and accessories so you can specify the right generator drive engine that best fits your application. Our preconfigured options can save you hours of engineering time and help you get machines to market faster.

Integration assistance

You get expert integration assistance provided by John Deere engineers and distributors. OEMs can put our application engineering experience and know-how to work to save development time and money.

Customer support

With more than 4,000 John Deere service locations worldwide, you never have far to go to find expert assistance and advice.

Fast parts delivery

Our distributors and dealers stock maintenance parts, as well as many other common replacement parts, to meet your service needs quickly. Our worldwide parts distribution system also provides overnight delivery in most regions.

 

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Proven performance

Off-highway experience

John Deere has billions of hours of field experience with off-highway engine technologies.

We use an exhaust system strategy that is designed to be transparent to the operator, without impacting machine performance.  Our proven aftertreatment solution has logged more than 1 billion hours of operation on hundreds of internal and external OEM applications.

Load acceptance

Tailored turbocharging technology provides exceptional load acceptance and block loading capability.

Engines with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) deliver up to eight times better transient response than non-EGR engines. The potential energy transferred through EGR is immediately available to the turbo to generate boost.

Monitor remotely

Watch over your engine and your equipment thanks to John Deere OEM Technology Solutions (PowerTech E only).

Efficient operation

Life cycle costs

Optimized combustion, power-displacement density, and low-idle capability all work together to reduce fuel consumed each day.

Easy-to-perform engine maintenance to increase uptime and achieve higher productivity. Single-side oil check and fill, extended oil and coolant intervals, dual-stage fuel filter protection, and easy-to-drain water separator.

Long life and reliable performance achieved through heavy-duty engine components validated through billions of test cell and field-demonstrated hours. Engines are rebuildable for second and third life to factory specification with wet-sleeve liners.

Reliable uptime

Day-to-day reliability

John Deere engines feature top-liner cooling, efficient lubrication, and robust cooling systems for reliable operation.

Long-haul durability

Heavy-duty, oversized components and wet-type cylinder liners provide long engine life.

John Deere engines are designed for rugged applications.

Extreme conditions

John Deere engines are built to operate in hot and dry, subzero, and humid climates as well as high altitudes. The engine control unit (ECU) monitors and protects engine components in these extreme conditions.

In regions where fuel quality may vary, John Deere protects the engine with two-stage fuel filtration and water detection.

Simple technology

Straightforward engine technologies are easy to install and easy to maintain with no compromise on performance, fuel consumption, load acceptance, reliability, and durability.

Power nodes below 200 kVA are naturally aspirated and have mechanical fuel systems. Higher power nodes offer electronic engines with added control and performance.


John Deere non-emissions certified engines have a lower installed cost and give customers confidence for ease of repair and reliability.

Easy integration

Dual frequency

Manufacturers that need 50 Hz and 60 Hz power can switch between 1500 and 1800 rpm without reprogramming.

Preconfigured power units

John Deere engine packages come with mounting pads, cooling package, and air filter for ease of design and installation. Designed for 47°C (117°F) ambient air temperature.

Power density

John Deere engines are designed to deliver maximum power in a compact engine package. They have always been known for delivering exceptional kWm per liter of displacement.

Downsizing of the engine may be possible to meet certain power nodes.

Smaller displacements allow gen-set manufacturers to downsize canopies

and optimize their logistics costs by designing lighter generators.

Configurability

With multiple parts options, OEMs may have to do less modification of their gen-sets to integrate

John Deere engines. This configurability saves development costs and reduces delivery time to market.

Single-side service points make installation and maintenance easy.

Turbocharger with charge air cooler (CAC) and non-CAC air systems are available.

With multiple fan heights and speed ratios, you can build gen-sets for tight places and quiet operation.

The majority of John Deere non-certified engines are RoHS compliant for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in the EU.

John Deere engines are built to operate in hot and dry, subzero, and humid climates as well as high altitudes. The engine control unit (ECU) monitors and protects engine components in these extreme conditions.
In regions where fuel quality may vary, John Deere protects the engine with two-stage fuel filtration and water detection.

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