WorkSight Keeps an Eye on Productivity and Emissions Compliance, Part 3 of 3

May 29, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, John Deere Emissions Hub May 25, 2012. You can view the original post here.

JD Construction

John Deere understands the obstacles facing fleet owners and managers, which is why we developed John Deere WorkSight: Five cutting-edge technologies working together to bring you one seamless, next-generation service linking your machines, your dealer and you. Today, we finish the three part series that covered the five components of John Deere WorkSight—JDLink™, Fleet CareService ADVISOR Remote,payload weighing and grade control—and how more information means getting more done.

John Deere WorkSight can help you operate and maintain your Interim Tier 4 equipment and meet local emissions requirements, as well.

Data Confirms Extended DPF Ash Removal Intervals for Deere IT4

May 17, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere Emissions Hub Blog on May 16, 2012. You can view the original post here.

JD Engine

After extensive testing, John Deere confirms that their PowerTech IT4 engines at or above 175 hp (130 kW) can go up to 15,000 hours between Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) ash removals. What does this mean for your fleet? Less downtime and more efficiency on the job site.

New John Deere180G LC Hydraulic Excavator Comes to Market

May 11, 2012

180G LC Hydraulic Excavator

While some companies note that they value customer feedback, this notion may not always be reflected in their products. However, firms like John Deere actually use this input to shape their newest models, as they known that users can help the company achieve better results with their equipment.

The company announced on April 10, 2012, the release of the customer-inspired John Deere 180G LC hydraulic excavator. This 18-metric ton model gives contractors a chance to meet emissions requirements with the new Interim Tier4-certified engine while also providing them with enough power to finish the job.

INTERMAT Coverage: Our Top Picks

May 2, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere Emissions Hub Blog on April 27, 2012. You can view the original post here.

John Deere Loader

INTERMAT 2012 has come to a close, but some of the best coverage of the event is just now being published. At the Emissions Hub, we understand that it wasn’t practical for many of our readers to attend the event. Luckily, there has been great coverage of the event online, enabling everyone to follow the conversation closely, regardless of location. Below, the Emissions Hub rounds up our picks for top coverage from the show.

John Deere Takes On INTERMAT 2012

April 25, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog April 19, 2012. You can view the original post here.

This week, John Deere Power Systems is in Paris for INTERMAT 2012. Held every three years since 1988, INTERMAT (the International Exhibition for Equipment and Techniques for Construction and Materials Industries) is one of of the industry’s biggest international events.

At this year’s show, John Deere revealed its planned building-block approach to meet the upcoming challenge of Final Tier 4/Stage IV regulations. The Integrated Emissions Control system is a solution that optimizes engine performance, operating efficiency and reliability.

Deere Final Tier 4 / Stage IV Engine

IT4 Engine Brings Emissions Compliance to Mid-sized Crawler Dozer

April 20, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog April 12, 2012. You can view the original post here.

We are excited to welcome four new models from our K-Series crawler dozer line to John Deere’s growing family of machines certified to U.S. EPA Interim Tier 4 (IT4) emissions requirements. A John Deere PowerTech 6.8L (700K, 750K) or 4.5L (550K, 650K) IT4 diesel engine provides an increase in horsepower and overall tractor weight, providing more productive machines.

Both engines meet 2012 EPA emissions requirements by utilizing the field-proven technology of cooled EGRwith exhaust filters. The engine’s diesel particulate filters are cleaned automatically during routine operation, eliminating the need to idle down for maintenance and increasing overall machine productivity.  In addition, filter access is easy, should it need servicing.

Deere Integrates Interim Tier 4 Technology into Compact Equipment Line

April 16, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog April 3, 2012. You can view the original post here.

EPA Interim Tier 4 and EU Stage III B emissions standards for diesel engines between 56 kW (75 hp) and 130 kW (174 hp) became effective the first week of 2012, raising questions among contractors about the design, operability and cost impact of compact equipment falling within this power range. John Deere’s team of engineers has addressed these concerns while providing the smooth operability and efficiency customers come to expect from their compact equipment.

John Deere Releases New K-Series Backhoe Loaders

April 6, 2012

John Deere recently announced the introduction of its K-Series Backhoe Loaders, as the company released eight productive and efficient models (310K EP, 310K, 310SK, 310SK TC, 315SK, 410K, 410K TC, 710K) that look to build on the success of the popular J-Series.

According to a company release, two economical tractor loader models (210K EP, 210K) are also being released to help round out the K-Series and provide workers with additional versatility on the job site.

Job-Site Favorites: The John Deere 317 Skid Steer

March 22, 2012

John Deere 317 Skid Steer loader

John Deere 317 Skid Steer Loader


Construction sites around the country are benefiting from the use of the John Deere 317 skid steer as these machines have helped to transform operations and ease the workload for employees who are using them. These models help the user get more done at the site, improving the reliability and efficiency of their operation.


The John Deere 317 skid steer is the smallest machine available in the series, but its design still packs the necessary power to transform any job site into a work playground for its operator. The model is available with a 57-net horsepowerand 61-gross horsepower, and allows the user to accommodate a 1,7500-pound rated operating capacity and a 3,700-pound tipping load.


The Field of Play – Where John Deere Engines Operate

March 7, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog February 14, 2012. You can view the original post here.

Here on the Emissions Hub blog we talk mainly about the off-highway construction industry when it comes to emissions requirements.  It is important to recognize that John Deere diesel engines play a role in several other industries, providing the right technology to get the job done, no matter what that job may entail.  Although emission standards are becoming increasingly stringent across the board, standards vary depending on industry sector (for example, off-road construction versus marine). As the off-highway industry faces challenges in the coming years, it will be important to see how a variety of industries are meeting the challenge at different stages of standards implementation.