John Deere and Liebherr collaborate on engine development

  • 09-Feb-2017 12:37 EST
John_Deere_Logo.jpg

The collaboration between JDPS and Liebherr will target specific horsepower and displacement ranges, but potential engines are not being detailed at this time. (John Deere logo stamped on an engine.)

John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle SA announced on February 8 an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies. The collaboration will target specific horsepower and displacement ranges, but potential engines and other output associated with this collaboration are not being detailed at this time, the partners noted.

Both companies expect the collaboration to accelerate the time from engine concept to first production on any particular engine project. JDPS and Liebherr Machines Bulle produce engines that power John Deere and Liebherr equipment, as well as machines manufactured by other equipment manufacturers.

“Because of the capabilities each [company] brings, and the long-standing, positive working relationship, it makes sense for our two companies to join technical efforts in areas of engine technology and architectures, component sourcing strategies, and best practices related to engine development and manufacture,” Mike Weinert, John Deere Power Systems vice president responsible for engine engineering and manufacturing, said in the announcement.

“Markets and customer needs are always evolving, meaning the engines that our respective companies need must also change,” Rudolf Ellensohn, managing director at Liebherr Machines Bulle responsible for the diesel engines business unit, said in the announcement. “This collaboration between John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr enables the two companies to gain leverage in numerous areas such as pooling engineering resources, tooling costs, and supplier development.”

Additional announcements are expected as the partnership progresses, the companies said.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-03-25
Major powertrain enhancements by Volvo Trucks for its 2017 lineup include turbo compounding for the North American Volvo D13 engine; the introduction of Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmission; Volvo I-See predictive cruise control; and a one-box exhaust aftertreatment system.
2016-04-13
Perkins launched a new family of 4-cylinder, 2.8- and 3.6-L diesel engines that deliver 60 to 134 hp (45 to 100 kW). Citing modularity as a key element of this new engine platform, Ramin Younessi, President of Perkins, unveiled the Syncro 3.6-L engine in the company’s booth at Bauma 2016 in Munich.
2016-04-14
The 6-cylinder turbocharged Cat C9.3B engine delivers 18% more power and torque, and has a simplified and 30% smaller aftertreatment system. It will meet Stage V, Tier 4 Final, and below emissions standards.
2016-05-05
While the European Union’s upcoming Stage V standards will not be applicable in North America, product improvements made to meet the regulations are expected to be made available for the North American market, explains Cummins' Vice President Engineering – Engine Business, Jim Fier.

Related Items

Article
2016-05-13
Training / Education
2011-04-12
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2006-10-31
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2004-11-16
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2003-05-19
Article
2016-05-13