Cummins 832-HP (620 kW) QSK19 Holds the Highest Output For a 6-Cylinder In-Line Engine in the Agriculture Market

Columbus, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Cummins (NYSE: CMI) QSK19 engines will power two of the new models in John Deere’s (NYSE: DE) innovative 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters lineup – the 8700 at 755 hp (563 kW) and the 8800 at 832 hp (620 kW). The machines offer forage producers more productivity, increased uptime and decreased cost of operation, and are designed with the latest forage-harvesting technology.

“We are very excited to complete our lineup with the 8700 and 8800,” said Tim Meister, John Deere® Division Marketing Manager. “The machines are powered by Cummins QSK19, which has proven itself in performance and durability in the 7950 and 7980 for several years.”

With Deere’s new 8000 Series lineup, the 832 hp (620 kW)-rated QSK19 now holds the highest output for a 6-cylinder in-line engine in the agriculture industry.

Due to their longitudinal engine layout, the new foragers feature an improved airflow through the entire machine, resulting in lower cooling requirements and more power for chopping, even when the engine is working hard to reach a high power output. At the same time, the lowered engine position provides an improved overall center of gravity and enhanced visibility. This helps improve stability when working on steep slopes or while travelling on the road at speeds of up to 25 mph (40 kph).

Initially designed for extreme duty cycles in mining applications, the QSK19 holds deep reserves of strength ready to ensure instant response as the harvesting gets tougher. This inherent power capability provides forage harvesters the ability to continually chop high-quality silage for extremely long hours under the most challenging field conditions.

These models provide forage producers with a more efficient cost of operation with improved fuel efficiency – up to 6 percent (gallons per ton) in corn and up to 15 percent (gallons per ton) in grass. When packaged alongside the stronger design and higher-horsepower performance of the QSK19, these machines will provide years of reliable service.

Cummins QSK19 engines have powered John Deere self-propelled forage harvesters since 2009. The Seymour Engine Plant began production of the QSK19 for the new SPFH 8700 and 8800 in September.

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