John Deere is preparing to lead its European customers seamlessly from Stage IV to the anticipated Stage V regulations by building on its DPF experience and expertise.
The current line-up of John Deere engines equipped with DPF technology are Stage V capable, which should make the transition relatively easy for John Deere customers.
One of the significant impacts of Stage V will be the introduction of a particle number (PN) limit for engines in the 19kW to 560kW power band, which will necessitate use of DPF technology. John Deere has been employing DPF technology since Stage IIIB, and the company says it has more than 150 million DPF hours logged in the field.
“Our extensive experience with the development and integration of DPF technology means John Deere is already capable of complying with the requirements indicated in the EU Commission’s proposal COM (2014) 581 concerning Stage V emissions,” says Geoff Stigler, director of sales, marketing and customer support in EAME, Asia and Australia for John Deere Power Systems. This confirms the engine technologies implemented by John Deere for Stage IV have proved to be the right ones.
“The existing John Deere emissions path offers customers a Stage V capable solution that continues to deliver outstanding performance, fluid economy, operator convenience and overall value without the need for any additional technology,” says Chris Wigger, John Deere Region 2 Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Ag and Turf.
“Other technology choices made for Stage IV would require changes and added emissions complexity in order to comply with the proposed Stage V regulations. “As the implementation of Stage V approaches, customers can be confident because our proven emissions solution will provide a simple transition.
John Deere engines equipped with a DPF already meet the current emissions standards. This is particularly important for markets such as local authorities and other low emissions areas that are looking for vehicles meeting the most advanced emissions standards for their environmental friendliness,” Chris concludes.