Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant has announced the start of production of the QSX15 for John Deere 9R/9RT series tractors.
The QSX15 gives farmers responsible for covering a lot of land the high-horsepower tractor they need to get the job done, thanks to industry-leading hydraulic capacity and increased torque.
The QSX15 represents the first 15-L engine supplied to John Deere for four-wheel-drive tractors, meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier IV Final and European Union (EU) Stage IV emissions standards.
“The addition of the Cummins 15-liter to the Deere 9.0-liter and 13.5-liter engine lineup,” said Jerry Griffith, division marketing manager — John Deere Waterloo Works, “brings an ideal range of displacement options to the 9R/9RT family, with rated power reaching a new height of 620 horsepower, the largest tractor we’ve ever built.”
The QSX15 engine is more than capable of carrying out large-acre small-grain operations with harsh field conditions and hillside terrain, as well as completing row-crop applications.
“The Jamestown Engine Plant plays an important role in our company’s ability to produce a broad range of engines for different customers around the world serving a wide variety of markets,” said Hugh Foden, executive director — off-highway business. “The 15-liter built at the JEP is widely used in mining, agriculture and construction markets, covering applications ranging from excavators to tractors to rock drills. This demonstrates the strength of the product, and demonstrates the power, reliability and durability of Cummins heavy-duty engines.”