Visitors to one of the world’s largest construction equipment fairs in the US, CONEXPO, got their first glimpse of the new TCD 3.9 engine recently. The engine is the result of a collaboration between DEUTZ and John Deere Power Systems that began in December 2020.
After identifying a gap in the market for an engine that delivered value for money as well as reliability, versatility and performance, the two companies joined forces to develop the low horsepower range TCD 3.9L engine.
The new engine is available with an output of up to 130 kW and is suitable for all industrial applications. Thanks to its cutting-edge drive architecture, it can also be made available in variants fuelled by lower-emission alternatives, like gas and hydrogen.
“John Deere and DEUTZ are both industry leaders in designing and manufacturing innovative power systems,” said Pierre Guyot, senior vice president, John Deere Power Systems.
“Through combining our complementary knowledge-sets and focus areas, we are excited to offer John Deere and DEUTZ customers a reliable, cost-effective engine option in the low horsepower range.”
DEUTZ believes that the construction sector will continue to need efficient internal combustion engines to ensure a seamless transition to the technologies of the future and the TCD 3.9 engine aligns with that belief.
The new engine is backed by the extensive service and support network of 800 sales and service partners in more than 130 countries that is part and parcel of DEUTZ’s customer experience.
“The construction sector, in particular, still requires conventional drive systems based on internal combustion engines and these can be made more environmentally friendly by running them on synthetic fuels,” says DEUTZ CEO, Dr Sebastian C. Schulte.
“In the next few years, we will therefore not only enhance our climate-neutral product portfolio but also further expand our classic engine business.
“We take our responsibility for future generations and an environment worth living in seriously and strive for carbon-neutral mobility in the off-highway segment. Together, with our strategic partners, we are pursuing various pathways, including the ongoing development of our conventional engines. “We are also working in parallel on alternative drives that will help our customers to move toward more sustainable mobility.”