Electric drivetrain components are designed to meet the demands of the off-highway market and give OEM customers the flexibility they need to implement hybrid power in their equipment.
John Deere 644K and 944K hybrid wheel loaders recently surpassed 1 million operating hours in the field, and building upon this experience, the new electric drivetrain solutions can be optimized for a wide variety of off-road hybrid and electric vehicle applications, the company says.
The components feature compact, high-speed motors, controlled by power electronics from John Deere Electronic Solutions. These eMachine components are integrated in various John Deere pump drive and transmission solutions resulting in a flexible drivetrain portfolio.
For OEM applications ranging from variable speed power generation to fully electric vehicle transmissions, the modular electric drivetrain component designs offer power generation and traction drive solutions up to 200kW per unit.
For selected vehicle applications, single-speed transmission and generator pump drive prototype opportunities are scheduled to begin by the end of this year. New three-speed transmission prototypes for select applications will be available in the following year.