Delivering up to 7% less fuel consumption than previous models in internal testing, Deere’s new JD14 diesel engine is ready to make a big impact in both the paddock and the back pocket for Australian farmers. The completely redesigned JD14 engine produces 640-rated horsepower and will be available in model year 2023 John Deere 9R 640 and 9RX 640 tractors. John Deere Australia/New Zealand production system manager Ben Kelly said the new engines were built for outstanding performance. “The 9 Series tractors are among John Deere’s most popular machines and often play an integral role within our customers’ businesses,” Mr Kelly said. “It is critical the engine at the tractor’s heart is as efficient and reliable as possible, and the all new JD14 has been developed to deliver the power and performance needed to maximise operations. “Key features include a 500-hour oil change interval, hydraulic fan drive and a high-pressure common rail fuel delivery system for increased fuel optimisation, efficiency and power, in addition to faster start times.” The new engine is available to order on MY23 9 Series tractors. For more information, contact your local AFGRI Equipment branch today.