John Deere recently announced the addition of a 9-liter John Deere PowerTech Plus 6090H Engine to its 700-Series Tracked Harvester and 700-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers as a replacement for the existing 8.1-liter engine.
According to a company release, the 9-liter engine is smart and reliable, as it features an electronically controlled high-pressure common rail fuel system to provide fuel economy and maximum power.
"Tough conditions in the woods call for a powerful, durable engine with proven design and technology that can be used across multiple product lines," said Neil Harber, product marketing manager, John Deere Forestry. "The large-displacement engine provides the power loggers need to get the job done quickly and efficiently, while using the least amount of fuel necessary."
At its peak power, the 9-liter engine delivers 241 horsepower, allowing for maximum productivity and uptime for loggers. According to the release, the engine comes with a 500-hour oil service cycle, helping to lower the daily operating costs.
According to the company's website, the 9-liter engine features a combination of systems that allows for both high power levels and low fuel consumption.