engines

6 Quick Tips for Starting a Cold Diesel Engine This Winter

December 14, 2015

Before winter is in full swing, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of starting a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. That being said, here are six tips for starting a cold diesel engine and maintaining your equipment over time.

John Deere Diesel Engine

1. Do Not Underestimate Warm-Up Time

Giving your cold diesel engine time to warm up is essential. Ideally, you should always allow your equipment to warm up for at least five minutes before operating. Failing to do so can make the engine work harder than necessary.

Interim Tier 4 Engines Put to the Test – Part 2

September 27, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog September 21, 2011. You can view the original post here.

John Deere Heavy Equipment News

Last month we shared results of the Nebraska Tractor Tests, which demonstrated superior performance from the engine featured in the John Deere IT4 744K wheel loader, proving that emissions reductions and fuel efficiency can go hand in hand.

This month we are proud to share the results of an internal test* showing the same excellent fuel efficiency and productivity from another John Deere machine, the IT4-certified 850K Crawler Dozer.

Optimizing Passive Regeneration

August 23, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog August 15, 2011. You can view the original post here.

Passive Regeneration

In June, we revisited exhaust filter regeneration in a post titled “Exhaust Filter Cleaning: A Return to Basics.” Now that you have a better handle on the fundamentals, let’s take a closer look at the process — starting with passive regeneration.