John Deere is introducing a Sulfur Compatibility Solution for select Interim Tier 4/Stage IIIB applications (greater than 56 kW) and Tier 4 Final/Stage IV applications, less than 56 kW to facilitate the resale of those units to countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel is not available.
“Since global fuel sulfur levels vary significantly by country and region throughout the world, it’s important that engines and machines delivered into a given market have access to the appropriate fuel and technology,” said Craig Timmerman, engine and driveline product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry.
Non-ULSD fuel contains sulfur levels higher than 15 parts per million. The Deere solutions work by removing or disabling the systems that are susceptible to damage when using non-ULSD. The key systems affected are the exhaust after-treatment system and exhaust gas recirculation system.
“John Deere recognizes used machines will move from a highly regulated market to a lesser-regulated market,” Timmerman added. “Installation of these solutions will ensure the highest level of uptime for customers, regardless of the sulfur content of the fuel.”