John Deere’s Construction and Forestry Division is bringing to market a retrofit kit that will enable John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available. The conversion kit will be available in 2015.
“We anticipate many of our customers will operate used IT4 equipment in regions where high-sulfur fuel is still used,” said Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, engine and driveline, John Deere Construction and Forestry. “The kit, which will enable these engines to use higher sulfur diesel fuel, is designed to meet strict John Deere standards.”
New John Deere equipment for export to non-ULSD countries will continue to offer lower tiered engines that meet regional emissions standards and will reliably operate with the local available fuel.