John Deere Power Systems Launches The New PowerTech 6090SFM75 Marine Diesel Engine

WATERLOO, Iowa (October 28, 2008) —– John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is pleased to announce its newest marine engine will be on display at the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30 to November 3.  The PowerTech™ 6090SFM75 marine diesel engine is the newest addition to the John Deere lineup and boasts up to 373 kW (500 hp).

John Deere will have three other diesel engines on display at the show: the PowerTech 4045TFM75, 6081AFM75 and 6125SFM75. All of these engines meet EPA Tier 2 and EU emissions requirements and are MARPOL Annex VI compliant.

“John Deere continues to expand the marine engine lineup with more new models and higher horsepower ratings,” said Dave Flaherty, marine marketing manager for John Deere Power Systems. “We designed the new 6090SFM75 to provide high power output from a compact engine while maintaining the legendary long-term reliability our customers have come to expect from John Deere marine engines. These engines live up to the reputation our marine products have earned for rugged durability, fuel economy, quiet operation and ease of maintenance.”

The new PowerTech 6090SFM75 has 9.0L of displacement and offers up to 373 kW (500 hp). The 6090SFM75 is a six-cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-sea water aftercooled marine engine with side or front service locations. And with high torque at low-rated speeds, customers enjoy excellent vessel control and maneuvering.

Product highlights:
* The PowerTech 4045TFM75 has 4.5L of displacement and offers 101 kW (135 hp). The 4045TFM75 is a  four-cylinder, turbocharged marine engine.
* The PowerTech 6081AFM75 has 8.1L of displacement and offers up to 280 kW (375 hp). The 6081AFM75 is a six-cylinder, turbocharged and air-to-engine coolant aftercooled marine engine.
* The PowerTech 6125SFM75 has 12.5L of displacement and provides 455 kW (610 hp). It is the most powerful engine manufactured by John Deere. It is a six-cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-sea water aftercooled marine engine.

All of these engines are excellent choices for cruisers, trawler yachts, houseboats and other recreational applications. John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) manufactures and markets 30 kW to 448 kW (40 hp to 600 hp) industrial diesel engines and 56 kW to 455 kW (75 hp to 610 hp) marine diesel engines, as well as drivetrain components for use in a variety of off-highway applications. JDPS can be contacted at 1-800-JD-ENGINE (1-800-533-6446), or via e-mail at jdpower@JohnDeere.com. Information about the full line of JDPS engines and drivetrain components can be accessed at www.JohnDeere.com/jdpower.

John Deere (Deere & Company — NYSE: DE) is the world’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.

Deere also continues to offer a full line of heavy duty marine engines for the commercial fleet, all of which are in stock and available through MER.