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A Publication of John Deere Power Systems

Vol. 2, 2008

Clean and quiet aboard the Assurance

John Deere popularity runs full speed ahead in South Africa

New engines to pump flammable cargo

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Reliability 3 John Deere marine engines are a family affair for the Doucets of Quebec 4 Touring Oklahoma City in a Scarano custom commercial yacht 6 The Desert Princess Too relishes her royal power 7 GMV vessels add reliability and efficiency to fish farming in Norway

Repower 8 Le Busard has the power to push construction materials on Parisian waterways 9 The Gorgitas of Santa Barbara gave new life to their old vessels 10 Frequent stops and heavy loads are no problem for the mighty Madeline 11 How the tugboat Catherine flexed her muscles and landed more jobs

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Cover Story 12 John Deere offers eye appeal and more for Washington fisherman Ron Andersen

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14 Florida Marine upgrades its massive fleet with new John Deere-powered tugs and barges 16 John Deere engines prove popular among Algerian fishermen

Service and Support 17 Peninsula Power Products behind the growing presence of John Deere engines in South Africa

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Horsepower and Torque 18 England coastline cruising on the Dorset Belle

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New Construction

19 Whale watching in South Africa aboard a John Deere-powered catamaran

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20 The past and future of marine emissions compliance 21 Petroleum barges benefit from a PowerTech™ HazLoc 8.1L engine

Distributor News 22 Scandinavian marine distributors invest for the future

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Le P’tit Doucet features a 339-kW (450 hp) PowerTech 6125AFM marine engine. Owner René and his son, Oliver, now have the deck space and power to manage 75 traps, even in tough weather conditions.

All in the family The Doucets fish the St. Lawrence River under the power of John Deere marine diesel engines When René Doucet purchased his first John Deere-powered fishing boat 15 years ago, little did he know that it would start a chain of family purchases of John Deere marine engines. René, along with his brother Richard and their sons, Oliver and Marc, fish the St. Lawrence River of Quebec for snow crab, herring, and halibut. And it was during those first years when René operated his John Deere-powered boat that the Doucet family grew faithful to John Deere engines, especially when it came time to purchase new vessels. “Because my uncle never had trouble with his John Deere engine, we didn’t want any other engine brand,” says Marc, who fishes with his father Richard. “We know other fishermen with other brands of engines, and they are always working on them. Nobody wants to be working on an engine when it’s time to go fishing.” René eventually sold his original John Deere-powered vessel. Richard also operated a 12-meter (42 ft.) vessel with a 187-kW (250 hp) John Deere engine. However, both wanting larger boats that could store more crab boxes, René and Richard each purchased identical All in the family: 15x5-meter (50x17 ft.) fishing vessels with René, Marc, 339-kW (455 hp) John Deere PowerTech Laurent, Richard, 6125AFM marine engines. and Oliver Doucet.

Today, the brothers and their sons are pleased with their boats and the John Deere engines that power them. “We have the best mix of horsepower and fuel economy now,” relates Marc. He says the engines turn 4-blade, 38x29-inch (97x74 cm) props through Twin Disc transmissions with a 2.54:1 gear ratio. Running at 1750 rpm, the vessels cruise at 10 knots, with a top-end speed of 12 knots at 2100 rpm. Fuel consumption averages a miserly 11 to 15 liters per hour (3 to 4 gph). “The engines don’t consume a lot of fuel, but they give us a lot of power,” says Marc. And that power comes in handy when fishing on the St. Lawrence River. “We battle strong currents often coupled with high winds,” explains Marc. “When there’s a storm, we need to set or collect our 75 traps quickly, and with John Deere, we know that we’ve got the horsepower immediately to do it.”

Richard Doucet and his son, Marc, of Rimouski, Quebec, fish the St. Lawrence River aboard the 15-meter (50 ft.) Le Bicois for snow crab, halibut, and herring. Engine Model Displacement Rated Power Cylinders Aspiration Distributor

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The power for hauling passengers A New York builder of elite custom commercial yachts keeps its customers happy with John Deere marine engines

The dock master along the Hudson River saw but didn’t hear the approaching Devon Discovery as the boat’s passengers took a break from their six-hour maiden voyage, reads an October 14, 2007, article in The Oklahoman newspaper. "What is that running on — batteries?” the dock master was quoted saying. According to the article, he gave a typical New York shrug, letting his Oklahoma visitors know he was still skeptical as they insisted the boat was powered by John Deere diesel engines. The 41-passenger Devon Discovery is one of three passenger vessels built by Scarano Boat Building that today cruise the Oklahoma City riverfront under John Deere power. The others are the Devon Explorer and the Devon Pioneer.

The 20x4-meter (65x14 ft.) monohull vessels cruise the Oklahoma River with twin John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM diesel engines. Scarano Boats paired the 133-kW (178 hp) engines with Twin Disc transmissions and 2.5:1 gear ratios. Instead of a propeller shafts, Scarano married each transmission to an Aquadrive constant-velocity (CV) drive shaft to power the 5-blade, 24x26-inch (61x66 cm) propellers. These Oklahoma City passenger vessels are among several that Scarano Boats has built with John Deere engines over the years. The builder first became acquainted with John Deere engines in 1995 when it built the 43-meter (140 ft.) Schooner America. The sailing vessel features twin auxiliary John Deere 6068TFM diesel propulsion engines.

The 80-passenger Manhattan is a custom vessel built by Scarano Boats.

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The Devon Discovery cruises with twin John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM diesel engines.

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Other vessels in the Scarano portfolio include the 80passenger Manhattan and the 350-passenger, three-deck Adirondac, both powered with twin PowerTech 12.5L engines. Also John Deere-powered is the 149-passenger Northern Lights, and 45-passenger Glimmerglass Queen. Both the Northern Lights and Adirondac also rely on John Deere-powered gen-sets for their electricity. “Engines are singularly the most important part of the boat,” says Bill Hubert, supervisor of systems for Scarano Boat Building, located in the Port of Albany in New York. “If an engine is a problem for a customer, it’s a problem for us. So engine reliability is important.” In addition to being reliable, Bill says Scarano Boats likes John Deere engines for their low noise, smoke, and fuel consumption. He credits the engine’s low-end torque for maximizing fuel efficiency. “High torque engines enable us to use larger propellers, which increases prop efficiency, and that translates into better fuel efficiency,” he explains. “We look for marine engines that are well designed,” says Bill. “Some engine manufacturers do a better job of building marine engines. That’s why we power so many of our custom vessels with John Deere.”

The 350-passenger, three-deck Adirondac features twin PowerTech 12.5L engines.

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A princess with power A Mississippi-style side-wheeler offers a grand experience on Nevada’s Lake Mead Minutes away from the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas are opportunities to experience Nevada’s natural beauty, as seen from the decks of the Desert Princess Too. The Mississippi-style side-wheeler charters up to 149 passengers plus crew and offers an elegant setting for weddings, receptions, and reunions. Breathtaking views of the colorful rock formations and tall canyon walls only whet the appetite for more royal adventure on this dinner cruise vessel. Aboard, you’ll experience Hoover Dam, geological formations known as the Arizona Paint Pots, the Boulder Islands, and more. In keeping with the charm and aesthetics of the Desert Princess Too and her natural surroundings, the vessel cruises Lake Mead under quiet jet propulsion using twin John Deere 6068TFM marine engines. Lake Mead Cruises purchased the vessel with the John Deere engines a decade ago. Despite 9,000 hours of operation, the engines continue to be a regal pair. The Desert Princess Too is a Mississippi-style side-wheeler that charters up to 149 passengers on Lake Mead.

“I don’t see a repower in our future,” says Dan Griggs, chief engineer for Lake Mead Cruises. “The engines are dependable, and they are economical to rebuild, should that time come.” The John Deere engines propel the Desert Princess Too to a cruising speed of 8 knots. That’s a decent clip for a 20-meter (66 ft.), double-deck boat weighing nearly 52 metric tons (115,000 lbs.) under load. “They’re real workhorses,” relates Dan. But equally as impressive is her miserly fuel economy. The twin engines collectively sip just 23 L/h (6 gph). And consider the Princess’ flair for handling tough situations. Although Lake Mead is awesome in its beauty, the weather can be, well, a bit of a royal pain. “We are on one of the windiest lakes in the world,” relates Dan. “Every day is a challenge because the weather can change on a whim.” However, under John Deere power, he says the Desert Princess Too sidesteps like a queen. “She maneuvers extremely well. When the high winds come out of the north, you can walk her sideways into the wind. She responds very quickly.” Dan says Princess derives her inner strength from the John Deere engines that empower her. “These engines are tuned to perfection.” But don’t expect to hear this Princess boast, he says. “They’re the quietest engines on the water.” Engine Model Displacement Rated Power Cylinders Aspiration

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On course for the open sea GMV offers an innovative boat design for Norway’s expanding fishing industry Norway’s fishing industry has grown strong in the last five years, particularly in the salmon-farming sector. This growth has led fish farmers to move production into the wider spaces of the open sea. The rough open waters, however, have proved demanding on the small coastal craft used for feeding, causing the farmers to turn to local boatyards for sturdier boats.

A smooth hull is also faster because of minimal water resistance. Also, to boost production, fish farmers have started using larger net cages, so GMV replaced its 15-ton cranes with 50-ton models to cope with the extra weight.

Performance counts. Arnold is a true advocate of John Deere. “Our customers are quite knowledgeable when it comes Taking on board the challenge. to engines and often ask for a John Deere Shipyard Grovfjord Mek.Verksted AS themselves. They particularly like the (GMV) was quick to act. Located in long maintenance intervals and the northwestern Norway, the company robustness of the engines. Reliability is offers a complete range of aluminum important when you have complicated catamarans for all fish-farming activities. hydraulics on board and all your “Farmers came to us asking not only mechanical equipment, like the crane for tougher, but also quicker, boats,” and winch, is powered by the propulsion explains Arnold Hansen, co-owner of engine,” explains Arnold. GMV. “Their existing boats were fine GMV delivered a mono-hull fish-farm for coastal waters but vulnerable and workboat to Mainstream Norway earlier slow in the open sea. Our mission was this year equipped with a 267-hp John to come up with a solution.” Deere PowerTech 6068SFM engine. The Part of that solution lies in the specially customer’s key requirements were clean designed hulls, which consist of large combustion throughout the day and low panels stir-welded together. This makes fuel consumption. A typical working day them strong, light, and smooth, and includes a full power run to the farm in facilitates the removal of viruses and the morning, activities at the farm at bacteria that are harmful to fish. different engine power settings, and a full

power run back to shore in the evening. The PowerTech 6068SFM engine is handling these variations perfectly. Going further. Always keen to further enhance performance of its boats, GMV is now engaged in a research project with other shipyards to simplify the hull panel-making process, co-funded by the Norwegian government. “We’re committed to increasing our productivity,” concludes Arnold. “With the support of Nogva Motorfabrikk AS (John Deere’s Norwegian engine distributor) and John Deere engines, I’m convinced we can achieve it.”

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A moving tale from the Parisian waterways John Deere engines help CEMEX carry the weight of construction on French rivers

CEMEX was keen to upgrade Le Busard with a low-noise and lowvibration engine, as it operates inner Paris. The John Deere PowerTech 6125AFM stepped up to the mark.

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When it comes to cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates, the name CEMEX is known throughout the globe. A fundamental part of its business involves moving significant tonnage of construction materials quickly and efficiently, from quarries and cement plants to construction sites. CEMEX France has three rivers at its disposal within the Paris basin and as far as the Belgian frontier — the Seine, the Marne, and the Oise. The company makes good use of these vital transport links. Not only is this more sustainable, logistically it is easier to use the waterways than the roads in the Paris region. “CEMEX focuses on sustainable development and we see using barges as one aspect of this,” says Michel Bureau of CEMEX. “Eighty percent of aggregates destined for our concrete plants in France are carried by water. The barges then return with backfill and waste, helping ensure quarrying has minimal environmental impact. Just within Ile-de-France, we transport 10,000 tons of aggregate each year. That’s effectively 400 fewer lorries on 8 PowerSource

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New engines with plenty of “push” power. One of the two barge push boats CEMEX operates inner Paris is Le Busard, a 3 x 5.73-meter (9.8 x 18.7-ft.) vessel. “Small boats like Le Busard will easily clock up 1,500 hours of engine use per year for some 10 to 15 years,” comments Michel. “So when replacing the old engines, we wanted reliable engines that don’t consume too much fuel, have low emissions, and are easy to maintain. As the boat operates in a city environment, we also wanted lower noise and vibrations.” Chantiers de la Haute Seine (CHS) builds and maintains the CEMEX’s 80 barges and 12 push boats. A CEMEX subsidiary, CHS is also one of France’s most important inland waterway shipyards. CHS has a good relationship with local John Deere dealer Agrinel and engine distributor M.I.L, and both recommended two PowerTech 6125AFM engines. These engines

PowerTech 6125AFM75 12.5L 254 kW (341 hp) @ 1800 rpm 6 Aftercooled Moteurs et Industrie Lhermite Vernouillet, France +33 2 37 42 88 90 www.mi-lhermite.com Agrinel SAS Varennes sur Seine, France +33 1 64 70 51 00

comfortably meet the power requirement of this demanding application, and their reliability and ease of maintenance ensure Le Busard can push barges week after week. Agrinel and MIL also advise using isolated, rather than solid, mounting to reduce vibrations and noise. Clearly beneficial for workers on the boat, it is also better for the people who live and work nearby. “We are already very pleased with the new engines, which were installed some six months ago,” says Michel. “To optimize the engines’ full power, we recently upgraded Le Busard’s propellers. We are currently conducting additional vibration and power measurements to assess how good the engines really are. If they continue to deliver such good results, we may well put them in our four-engine push boat, which averages 6,000 hours per year.”

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The Kay-D and Mary-K come in from fishing off of the coast of Santa Barbara, California.

The prescription for better performance Older fishing vessels receive an energy boost from new PowerTech marine engines Junior Gorgita of Santa Barbara, California, always had an affinity for his family’s old wooden fishing vessels. His first boat was a 1928 vessel once used by his grandfather. Now Junior fishes with the 1946 Mary-K, the same boat that his father had used for 36 years. Even his son, Manny, continues the tradition, fishing alongside his father with a wooden vessel built in 1952.

Neat wooden hulls are one thing; Plus, they’re running more efficiently. outdated engines are another. And for “We’re burning less fuel,” says Junior, Junior and Manny Gorgita, that’s where who calculates consumption at a rate of their sentimentality ends. about 9.8 liters per hour (2.58 gph). “We Tired of the exhaustive noise and used to go to the fuel dock twice a high fuel consumption, the Gorgitas month. Now we only go once.” knew their old vessels were ripe for Long days fishing are also more new engines. There were also airpleasurable because the PowerTech quality concerns, so both vessels were engines are so much quieter. “There’s no eligible under California’s Carl Moyer noise,” relates Junior. “That’s what we Program to receive funding for really like about these engines. We can emission-certified John Deere marine stand in the cabin and talk running at Manny and Junior Gorgita engines and new marine gear. full speed. Both father and son installed 175-kW “With the John Deere engines, you’re (235 hp) PowerTech 6081AFM just not as tired at the end of the day.” engines, which they paired up to Engine Model PowerTech 6081AFM75 Tonanco transmissions with a 3:1 gear Displacement 8.1L ratio. Both engines turn 38x30-inch Rated Power 175 kW (235 hp) @ 2100 rpm (965x762 mm) propellers. Cylinders 6 Now, both are amazed by the new Aspiration Aftercooled life their old vessels possess. They’re Western Power Products, Inc. especially impressed with the torque, Bakersfield, California Distributor (661) 397-9155 which reveals itself daily while the www.westernpowerproducts.net father-son duo drag for sea cucumbers, Coastline Equipment shrimp, and halibut. “When we’re Dealer Oxnard, California dragging the net, we’re able to pull a (805) 485-2106 heavier load now,” says Junior. “We’re For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 9 also towing faster now.” PowerSource 9


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The MV Madeline hauls passengers, vehicles, and freight from mainland Wisconsin at Bayfield to Madeline Island on Lake Superior.

The mighty Madeline Frequent stops and heavy loads are no problem for this John Deere-powered passenger ferry Life is a big load for the MV Madeline. The 27x12-meter (90x38 ft.) flattop passenger ferry spends her days hauling passengers, vehicles, and freight from mainland Wisconsin at Bayfield to Madeline Island on Lake Superior. Madeline Island Ferry Line provides the only scheduled service to Madeline Island and it’s 270 year-round residents as well as the many summer residents and visitors. Equipment reliability is essential to that mission. “She’s a real workhorse,” says Mike Radtke, marine operations manager for Madeline Island Ferry. “She’s a Subchapter T vessel that hauls up to 149 passengers and a crew of three. She’s hauled everything from fully loaded semis to asphalt plants.” Throughout her 26 years, the vessel had been running on her original, twice-rebuilt engines. “We were coming up on a third rebuild cycle but were concerned with putting money into old engines. We wanted a newer package that was Tier 2 certified. We work in an environmentally pristine area, so we felt the need to be greener in our approach.” That “green” came in the form of twin John Deere PowerTech 6125AFM marine diesel engines. “They run cleaner and more efficiently,” says Mike. “The horsepower is what we noticed first. We are either landing or departing from a dock every half hour throughout the day. So there’s a

lot of maneuvering. The crew appreciates that difference in challenging conditions, such as high winds and waves. The extra horsepower makes a difference. It’s right there where you need it, when you need it.” Ample torque. Mike taps into the inner strength of the 254-kW (341 hp) engines using 50x41-inch (127x104 cm), 4-blade stainless steel props through a Twin Disc QuickShift transmission with a 3.16:1 gear ratio. Coupled to the Twin Disc transmission is an EC300 Power Commander electroniccontrol system. “We found that John Deere engines perform quite well, especially paired with this transmission and control system configuration,” relates Mike. “It has an amazing ability to match the operating style and characteristics of the engine. It’s a very good marriage.” Mike also makes use of a Murphy PowerView, which allows operators to view output from the engine’s electronic control unit (ECU) in plain text. “We’re able to obtain a lot of data, such as fuel consumption, from the ECU that was previously unavailable with our old engines. “We’re very pleased with the package,” he says. “For this type of service duty, we wanted a lot of displacement with our horsepower because we put a lot of hours on our engines. We want longevity, and John Deere engines have it.” Engine Model Displacement Rated Power Cylinders Aspiration

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Got work? The Catherine flexes her muscle after a repower with John Deere engines When Skipper Ware repowered the Catherine with a pair of John Deere marine engines, it opened the locks to a wave of new business opportunities. For nearly a decade, the 15.24-meter (50 ft.) Catherine dutifully pushed and towed loads up and down the Eastern seaboard and intercoastal waterways. But there were limitations. Occasionally bids were lost because the Catherine lacked the horsepower requirement to perform certain jobs. “I couldn’t take on big projects,” recalls Skipper. “Clients would ask, ‘what kind of horsepower do you have?’ If you don’t have 600 hp (448 kW), they don’t think you can handle it.” Today, the Catherine sports twin 246-kW (330 hp) PowerTech 6081AFM marine engines. With power like that at her disposal, the Catherine found herself commissioning a variety of heavy, high-profile jobs for the National Aeronautics Space Association (NASA) near Port Canaveral, Florida. Vessels contracted under NASA must be inspected and approved and meet minimum horsepower requirements — which the Catherine now does. “The Catherine is one of two tugs that assist an 81-meter (265 ft.) barge that delivers the shuttle’s fuel cell from Kennedy Space Center to Port Canaveral,” says Skipper. Other NASA projects include hauling 1,361 metric tons (1,500 tons) of concrete pilings on a 46-meter (150 ft.) barge, drawing 2 meters (7 ft.) of water. “People couldn’t believe we were pushing that big of a load and making 4.5 knots,” relates Skipper. “They were calling me on the radio and asking

me ‘what kind of engines do you have on that boat?’” Skipper purchased the engines from local John Deere marine dealer Altamonte Automotive, who also installed the John Deere engines and marine gear. The project included replacing old transmissions with new ZF transmissions featuring a 3.5:1 reduction and increasing the pitch of the original 37-inch (94 cm), 4-blade props from 24 to 26 inches (61 to 66 cm). “With the old engines, I couldn’t turn at the rpm that I’m now turning,” relates Skipper. “The old engines would fall away and overheat under a big load. Speed, money, and time are important in this business. With John Deere engines, I can offer a more competitive bid because I can run faster and save money on fuel. “I took on a job recently that involved hauling two fully loaded barges, one Engine Model PowerTech 6081AFM75 measuring 150 feet (46 Displacement 8.1L m), the other 120 feet Rated Power 246 kW (330 hp) @ 2300 rpm (37 m). I was pushing Cylinders 6 well over 1,000 tons Aspiration Aftercooled (907 mt) at 4 knots in Flint Power Systems the middle of the night,” Albany, Georgia Distributor (229) 888-1900 recalls Skipper. “I www.flintpower.com looked like a flea Altamonte Automotive pushing an elephant. De Leon Springs, Florida Dealer With the John Deere (407) 539-5316 CornellJohnDeere@aol.com engines, we were able to take on the job and get it done successfully.”

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More than eye appeal John Deere engines offer advantages beyond a good first impression

Ron Andersen

Clean isn’t always the word that comes to mind when describing a commercial fishing vessel, but then again, you haven’t stepped aboard the Assurance. The vessel is owned and operated by Ron Andersen, a third-generation fisherman with Norwegian roots who keeps his vessel about as immaculate as anyone could hauling in loads of Dungeness crab and Albacore tuna. So it’s no surprise when Ron was looking to replace his gen-set and propulsion engines for the Assurance, the John Deere PowerTech 4045TFM and 6125AFM marine engines caught his eye.

The Assurance runs more efficiently and quieter since her repower with John Deere engines.

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“I just like the sleek look of the engines,” states Ron. “John Deere engines are the cleanest looking out of all of them. They’re simple … designed just the way I wanted them. The fewer hoses and piping hanging off of the engines, the less things can go wrong with them.” The John Deere engine’s sleek look isn’t the only attribute that Ron appreciates. After replacing the 261kW (350 hp), 2-cycle propulsion engine with the new PowerTech 6125AFM, the Assurance began running more efficiently, too. “We’re using around 6 gallons (27 L) of fuel per hour cruising at a 1400 rpm,” explains Ron. Although Ron didn’t document fuel-consumption figures of his two-cycle engine, he says the higher-horsepower John Deere engine does consume less fuel. Westport

Diesel’s Mark Woolsey, who sold him the engine, reports that vessels that underwent similar repowers experience fuel savings of 25 to 30 percent. Single-engine propulsion. Ron paired the PowerTech 6125AFM to a 52x43-inch (132x109 cm), four-blade wheel through a Tonaco transmission with a 4.65:1 gear ratio. The 18-meter (60 ft.), steel-hulled vessel sports a 5.4meter (18 ft.) beam and has a gross displacement of 68 metric tons (67 tons). He says at 1400 rpm, the Assurance cruises at 8 knots and has ample torque to steam from crab pot to crab pot.

Wanting more electrical power than he had before, Ron also replaced the boat’s original gen-set with a 65-kW gen-set powered by a PowerTech 4045TFM five years ago. “I wanted more kilowatts without going to a 6cylinder engine,” says Ron. “With John Deere, we have all of the horsepower we need out of a 4-cylinder engine.” Today, Ron’s engine room is not only easy on the eyes, but on the ears, too. “The sound difference was noticeable,” he recalls. “The engines are definitely quieter.”

Ron Andersen, with the help of Westport Diesel’s Mark Woolsey, repowered the Assurance with new John Deere PowerTech 4045TFM and 6125AFM marine engines.

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Safety first Florida Marine invests in its gas-and oil-transportation services with a new fleet of towboats and barges

A safe and reliable transport system is critical in the petroleum industry. That’s why major oil and gas companies look to Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. to haul their valuable, highly flammable products along the U.S. inlandriver system and Gulf of Mexico. The Mandeville, Louisiana, company is one of the largest transporters of gas, diesel, and aviation fuels in the United States. They also operate the newest fleet of towboats and barges. The company is currently in the middle of a progressive new-build program, increasing the company’s fleet. Over 260 John Deere engines will power the new towboat and barges. Florida Marine’s plans include 50 canal-class towboats each equipped with two gen-sets powered by John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM marine engines provided through Kennedy Engine Company. “With new construction, we wanted to stick with John Deere-powered generators,” relates Norman Antrainer, captain and senior manager of new construction and special products. “It was a combination of

service, price, and availability. John Deere also has a good reputation for being a dependable engine. When you have 60,000 barrels (9.5 million L) of gasoline in front of you, you want to know your generators won’t fail you.” The 99-kW gen-sets supply electrical power to critical functions such as steering and search lights. It also powers the winches that hold together the towboat and two barges that collectively measure 183x16 meters (600x54 ft.). “Having a good source of electricity — and plenty of it — is vital in the operation of a river towboat,” Norman explains. In addition to towboats, Florida Marine is also adding 20 heavy-oil barges to its fleet. Currently, the company operates 12 heavy-oil barges, each with twin industrial John Deere 6125H engines from Marine Systems that power pumps to move hot asphalt. Each barge also relies on a 99-kW John Deere-powered gen-set to power a thermal heater. In addition to Florida Marine’s new towboat builds, the company operates 40 clean-service barges with John Deere pump engines. Each 90x16-meter (297x54 ft.) barge transports

The Janice Tyson is one of 45 canal-class towboats built by Florida Marine.

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The new towboats are each equipped with two gen-sets powered by John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM marine engines.

an estimated 4.8 million liters (30,000 barrels) of gasoline, “With the adoption of OPA90 regulations, a lot of aviation fuels, or diesel. Each barge is fitted with an industrial changes have been made in the transportation of petroleum PowerTech 6081H engine that powers a pump to discharge products,” says Norman. “We have a very visionary owner cargo. Plans are to add 22 new barges to the fleet in the coming in Dennis Pasentine, and he wants to provide the safest years. And to do so, the company is looking to John Deere method of oil transport. We are in the process of building the to provide Class 1, Division 1 compliant engines. most modern and safe fleet of vessels. John Deere is helping “John Deere stepped forward and helped us obtain a to make that possible.” Class 1, Division 1 compliance rating for our barges,” says Norman. “We were pretty much at a standstill until John Deere came along and said they would Engine Model 6068TFM76 6081HF070 6125HF070 develop a package that would meet the Displacement 6.8L 8.1L 12.5L requirements.” Rated Power 110 kW (148 hp) @ 1800 rpm 242 kW (325 hp) @ 1800 rpm 317 kW (425 hp) @ 1800 rpm John Deere developed the PowerTech Cylinders 6 6 6 HazLoc in conjunction with ei Services, a sister Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled Aftercooled company to Engines, Inc., the John Deere Distributor Engines, Inc., Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1-800-562-8049, www.enginespower.com engine distributor in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Kennedy Engine Company, Biloxi, Mississippi, (228) 392-2200 Dealers

Marine Systems Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, (225) 927-8815

Florida Marine celebrates five towboats during a September 2007 christening.

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Plenty more fish in the sea Opportunities afloat in the Algerian market for boat-builder Zorak Business is brisk at the Algerian boatyard Zorak. Having first introduced John Deere engines to the Algerian market in 2006, the company has been so successful in raising its profile that demand has exceeded supply. “The first John Deere 4045TFM, 6068TFM, and 6081AFM engines we ordered are already at sea or currently being installed. With the government still

encouraging everyone to eat more fish, demand for marine engines just keeps increasing,” explains Stéphane Rouillard, technical manager. To cash in on these opportunities, the company regularly attends marine shows to promote their services and John Deere engines. And their efforts have paid off, with another 10 engines about to be delivered: five 6068TFMs and five 6081AFMs. Following this success with marine engines, Zorak is also keen to distribute John Deere engines for the generator-set market. “We took on a dedicated sales person for gen-set engines, and I’m glad to see a return on our investment already. We’re expecting our first order from an Algerian gen-set manufacturer shortly.” For the next two years, plans are moving forward. Zorak is building a new 3,000 square-meter (32,291 sq. ft.) factory, with a mechanics’ and spare-parts area, and room to stock Zorak boatyard owner Mohamed Tahar Mesbahi

Stéphane Rouillard (right) stands with his customer onboard a fishing boat in Tenes harbor.

John Deere marine and generator-set engines. “We see this as a real chance for us to expand and take full advantage of the increasing business opportunities, says Stéphane. “We even see the potential to move into new areas, such as building passenger boats, for example.”

stands next to Smail Mimoune (center), Algerian Minister of Fisheries, at the Sempa Fishing and Aquaculture show in Oran, in May this year.

A John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM marine engine powers an Algerian fishing boat. Large fishing boats precede smaller boats that are fitted with generator sets to power the lights that attract the sardines.

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Engine Model PowerTech 4045TFM50 PowerTech 6068TFM50 PowerTech 6081AFM01 Displacement 4.5L 6.8L 8.1L Rated Power 78 kW (105 hp) @ 2300 rpm 115 kW (154 hp) @ 2300 rpm 175 kW (235 hp) @ 2100 rpm Cylinders 4 6 6 Aspiration Turbocharged Turbocharged Aftercooled Customer Zorak, Algiers, Algeria, +213 (0) 21 51 411682, zorakalger@yahoo.fr For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404


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At night, small fish are attracted by these lights. The squid follow them to the surface making them easy to catch.

On the crest of a wave It’s full speed ahead for John Deere engines on the South African coast with Peninsula Power Products South Africa’s rapidly expanding economy is rich with opportunities for dynamic companies eager for growth. Peninsula Power Products is a great example. With many years of experience in the marine business, the company has made a flying start as a new John Deere marine dealer, selling some 40 auxiliary and propulsion John Deere engines in the first six months. “We started working with John Deere distributor New Way only last year, but have already established a strong relationship,” says Alistair Lockhart, co-owner of Peninsula Power Products. “Our work ethics are similar, and New Way is not afraid to hold large stocks, which has been fortunate for us as our sales figures have definitely exceeded everyone’s expectations!” Squid trawlers dock in Port Elizabeth.

Catching a tide of opportunities. Peninsula Power Products has sold John Deere engines into numerous industries, but the most significant sales have been to the squid fisheries. And based on the positive feedback, Alistair is optimistic about future possibilities. Customers are highly enthusiastic about the John Deere 4-and 6-cylinder generator sets (4.5L and 6.8L engines), he says. “The energy requirements on squid boats are demanding as refrigeration and lights need to be running constantly. But customers have reported extremely stable voltages with the 6.8L engines; there are no dips, even in the transition from no load to full load. “We sold our first 12.5L engine some six weeks ago. It was installed in a fishing trawler which has accumulated 500 hours of service,” continues Alistair. "As you can imagine, with considerable potential for repowering in fishing industry, everyone was keeping a close eye on its performance. And this installation is a great success, according to Marius Van Heerden, the owner of Santa Isabella, who declares: “The performance of the John Deere 12.5L engine is such that I am saving over 50 percent in fuel compared to my previous competitive engine, and I feel happy about it!” Besides fishing, Peninsula Power Products sees great promise in the rescue boat and charter vessel industries. Renowned salvage company Smit has already repowered one of its rescue boats with a John Deere 8.1L engine and is looking to buy eight 12.5L engines. Meanwhile, a company running a tourist charter vessel out of Cape Town harbor has purchased two 12.5L engines, with another two 6.8L engines slated for smaller vessels. The secret to their success. What’s behind the fast expansion of Peninsula Power Products? Its in-depth industry knowledge has enabled the company to build confidence quickly among marine customers. Offering the right products is also key, concludes Alistair. “John Deere allows us to provide excellent solutions, and with the 8.1L and 12.5L, we can serve customers we could not help before. It means business opportunities for us and great engines for our customers!” Engine Model Displacement Rated Power Cylinders Aspiration Distributor

Dealer

PowerTech 6081AFM75 8.1L 175 kW (235 hp) @ 2100 rpm 6 Aftercooled

PowerTech 6125AFM75 12.5L 298 kW (400 hp) @ 1900 rpm 6 Aftercooled

New Way Motor & Diesel Engineering Ltd. Paarden Eiland, Republic of South Africa +27 11 386 2933, capetown@newway.co.za, www.newway.co.za Peninsula Power Products (PPP) Paarden Eiland, Republic of South Africa +27 21 511 5061, alistair@penpower.co.za

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Crew triumphs over their piers New twin engines on the Dorset Belle ensure extra pleasure on cruises For many thousands of people every year, taking a pleasure cruise on the Dorset Belle makes for a memorable experience. It provides a fun, fascinating way to explore the Dorset coastline near Poole, England. However, the pleasure does not always extend to the crew, who has to perform some tricky navigation when approaching and leaving piers. To obtain the maneuverability and reliability this requires, owner Stuart Rawlinson decided to repower the Dorset Belle with John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM engines. The twin 6068TFM engines meet all of Stuart’s initial needs. “The Belle needs to be highly responsive for negotiating shallow and choppy water,” he says. “The engines need a lot of torque to maneuver easily in and out of the pier.” Pleasing both crew and passengers. The Dorset Belle is one of several vessels operated by the Dorset Cruise Company. Built in 1974, she is a familiar sight along the Dorset coast, sailing between Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage and the Isle of Wight. She can carry almost 200 passengers and a crew of three. Passengers range from school children on educational trips to tourists who can enjoy standard cruises and special excursions

such as firework displays and evening sightseeing. “The Belle needs to operate for as long as 16 hours a day and for seven days a week during the summer season,” explains Stuart. “She clocks up some 1,200 hours during just one year. So we need engines that are dependable, hardworking, and easy to maintain. We don’t want engines with a lot of widgets; they must be easy to understand. The twin 6068TFM engines fit the bill perfectly.” Stuart is also pleased that initial trips have shown the 6068TFMs to be more fuel efficient and quieter than the Belle’s previous engines. Cruising into the future. Dorset Cruise now has three John Deere engines: its 15.2-meter (50 ft.) dredger had a John Deere 6081AFM installed about three years ago. The company uses the vessel to dredge Poole harbour, the company’s private marina and the yacht club, as well as other marinas in the harbor. E.P. Barrus, the John Deere engine distributor for the UK, provided good advice on selecting the ideal engine types, while Dorset Cruise’s partner company, Purbeck Marine, performed the installation. “We used 24 volt, and rubber mounted fittings,” explains Stuart. “No modifications were needed; they went straight in. The Dorset Belle went into service with the new engines in April, and our trips so far have been great. Its sister vessel, the Bournemouth Belle, will need repowering in the near future, and we fully intend to fit 6068TFM engines, as well.” Engine Model Displacement Rated Power Cylinders Aspiration Distributor

Twin PowerTech 6068TFM50 PowerTech 6081AFM01 6.8L 8.1L 168 kW (225 hp) @ 2600 rpm 175 kW (235 hp) @ 2100 rpm 6 6 Turbocharged Aftercooled E.P. Barrus Ltd., Bicester, UK, +44 1 869 363 631 tim.hart@barrus.co.uk, www.barrus.co.uk

The start of a busy season: the Dorset Belle cruises with its new twin John Deere PowerTech 6068TFM engines off the coast of Poole, England.

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The 16.7-meter (55 ft.) catamaran Miroshca provides up to 70 people with a close encounter to whales.

The wonders of whale watching Cruising the waters guarantees a perfect view aboard the Miroshca With its unparalleled scenic beauty and abundance of natural treasures, it is little wonder that South Africa’s popularity as a tourist destination has grown over the past few years. But one of the main attractions of this stunning region must surely be the prospect of getting a closeup view of whales and other marine life. Competing for the top whale-watching spot is the seaside resort of Hermanus in Walker Bay. Each year, from early July, the charming and fragrant cliff-top path offers a fantastic view of the first whales appearing just a few meters from the shore. Recently, catamaran-based whale watching has become extremely popular, and the town of Hermanus has made a vast effort to promote a responsible catamaran-based whale-watching program. Up close and personal. Owner of several private charter boats, Shawn Alcock knows the waters around Hermanus better than most. “Cruising around just off the coast is the ideal way

to get close to the whales,” says Shawn. Shawn started taking visitors out to see the whales in a small, motorized dinghy. But with the growing popularity of eco tourism and catamaran-based whale watching around Hermanus, he has had to move to a bigger craft. Most recently, he purchased a brand new 16.7-meter (55 ft.) fiberglass catamaran, Miroshca, which can carry up to 70 passengers and five crewmembers. He was very discerning about his choice of engine for the catamaran. “It’s the torque that counts on a vessel like this, which carries a lot of weight, especially when you hit a head wind or big seas,” says Shawn. And with rising fuel prices, Shawn was also keen to install a fuel- efficient engine. Shawn approached New Way, the local John Deere engine distributor, for advice on his choice of engine and finally opted for two 8.1L, 6-cylinder John Deere 6081AFM engines to power his catamaran. “I’m delighted with the engines’ performance. I can run them at low rpm without losing power. Fuel

Southern Right Whales visit Walker Bay at Hermanus from July until December every year.

consumption is good, some 21 litres per hour (5.5 gph) when cruising at 1600 rpm. And the engines are quiet, which means that the whales aren’t scared off, and it’s a more enjoyable experience for the passengers, too.” Shawn is also more than happy with the support he has received from both New Way and local marine dealer, Peninsula Power Products. New Way ensured that his engines were installed efficiently and Peninsular Power Products is now providing back-up service and support. “As far as I’m concerned,” he says, “it’s a winning formula!” The Miroshca’s 224-kW (330 hp) John Deere PowerTech 6081AFM engines are quiet enough not to frighten the whales away.

Shawn’s three whale watching boats with the latest addition, the Miroshca, in the middle.

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Throttling ahead with emissions compliance Here’s what you need to know about United States and European Union emissions regulations for commercial vessels Written by Dave Flaherty, marine market and product manager for John Deere Power Systems, Waterloo, Iowa, and Xavier Adam, account manager for John Deere Power Systems, Saran, France. In the United States of America, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes engine emissions regulations by direction of the U.S. Congress in order to fulfill its broader mission of improving air quality in the USA. The current level of emissions for U.S.-flagged vessels is commonly known as Tier 2. In 2013 and 2014, John Deere will be required to meet the next level of emissions, known as Tier 3. In 2013, John Deere Tier 3 PowerTech 4.5L and 6.8L marine engines will be required to reduce NOx+HC exhaust gases by 25 percent and particulate matter by 60 percent. In 2014, John Deere Tier 3 PowerTech 8.1L and 12.5L engines must lower exhaust gases by 20 percent and particulate matter by 45 percent. Newly constructed vessels and existing vessels that have been modified such that the value of the modifications exceeds 50 percent of the vessel’s new value will be required to have Tier 3 engines on January 1st of the relevant year. Please refer to 40CFR Part 94 for further explanation on new construction and 40CFR Part 1042 and 1068 for repower information.

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The IWT directive targets vessels used on inland waterways with lengths of 20 meters (65.6 ft.) or more and displacements of 100 cubic meters (131 cu. yd.) and tug or push boats designed for moving vessels of 20 meters (65.6 ft.) or more (exceptions exist – refer to directive). The IWT sets exhaust emissions standards for propulsion engines above 37 kW (49 hp) and auxiliary engines above 560 kW (750 hp). Meeting the IWT rule has been mandatory since January 2007 in the European Union. Emission limits and test cycles are well aligned with the U.S. EPA Tier 2, while the next tier of emissions has yet to be determined. The CCNR rules apply to vessels used on the Rhine River with lengths of 20 meters (65.6 ft.) or more and displacements of 100 cubic meters (131 cu. yd.) or more. These vessels include tug and push boats designed for moving vessels of 20 meters (65.6 ft.) or more, passenger vessels, any vessel subject to an ADNR certificate and any floating machinery. The CCNR sets exhaust emissions standards for propulsion and auxiliary engines above 19 kW (25 hp) and have been in effect since 2007. The CCNR recognizes the IWT as an equivalent standard, meaning an IWT-certified engine can be used on the Rhine River, provided CCNR inspectors have approved the installation. In January 2006, the European Union also put in place the RCD. This directive applies to recreational craft with lengths between 2.5 and 24 meters (8.2 and 78.7 ft.) Some exceptions may apply, so refer to the Directive. It sets exhaust emissions standards for propulsion engines as well as craft noise emissions. RCD recognizes the IWT certification as equivalent, provided emission levels comply with RCD requirements.

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Haul flammables safely John Deere introduces PowerTech HazLoc 8.1L engines for Class 1, Division 1 locations Engines installed in United States flagged vessels as marine applications where there is the possibility of an explosive atmosphere in normal operation are required to meet Class 1, Division 1 requirements for electronics as directed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). A Class 1, Division 1 area is defined as being within a 3-meter (10 ft.) radius of any source of gases that could create an explosive atmosphere, including tank vents, sounding tubes, valves, and pumps. Any engine that operates in these conditions must meet these requirements as of August 1, 2008. From 1991 to 2005, as electronic engines began to become commonplace, these new designs were approved by the USCG. In 2005, a USCG Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection identified an engine power unit to be noncompliant and issued an operational deficiency notice and removed the barge from service. From 2005 until August 1, 2008, marine vessels that have noncompliant power units have been operating under the USCG issued 835 (non-compliance). These electronically controlled engine power units will need to either be refitted with USCG

compliant parts or repowered with new engines meeting the standards. John Deere has been developing a Class 1, Division 1 compliant electronics package for the 8.1L industrial and marine engines for use as auxiliary engines in marine applications that require this new technology. These two new engine models, the PowerTech HazLoc 6081HFH70 (242 kW, 325 hp) and PowerTech HazLoc 6081AFH75 (175 kW to 280 kW, 235 to 375 hp), are based on the existing 8.1L industrial and marine engines with the addition of the electronics package. The electronics package can also be installed on existing 6081HF070 or 6081AFM75 engines as a retrofit package with USCG approval to operate in Class 1, Division 1 areas. Both the new engines and the refit packages will be available through ei Services, Inc., a

Jonesboro, Arkansas, company that is a Class 1, Division 1 certification partner with John Deere. End users of engines in Class 1, Division 1 areas, John Deere dealers, and distributors can contact ei Services, Inc. for more information on retrofit and the new PowerTech HazLoc engine electronics packages. “Our partnership with ei Services has helped John Deere meet the USCG requirements for hazardous location applications and provided an excellent way for John Deere to work with our distributors, dealers, and customers to update existing pumping units with the new electronics package as well as providing fully tested new engine packages to our marine chemical transportation customers,� says David Flaherty, marketing manager for Class 1, Division 1 applications. For more information, contact ei Services, Inc. located at 6105 CW Post Road in Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. Ph: (870) 268-1220

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Nogva’s new 2,500 square-meter (26,909 sq. ft.) building can house boats as long as 25 meters (82 ft.).

Nogva built a new 42-meter-long (138 ft.) building with a 23-meter-wide (75 ft.) installation area (shown on the left), and a 15-meter-wide (49 ft.), two-story service area (on the right).

Perfect partnerships John Deere engine distributors expand facilities to accommodate future growth John Deere is committed to long-lasting relationships, which results in mutually beneficial partnerships. Its engine distributors can invest with confidence, knowing they can build long-term success supplying world-class products. In turn, John Deere is sure its engines will be sold through companies it trusts. Marine and industrial distributors Nogva Motorfabrikk in Norway and West Diesel Engineering A/S in Denmark are perfect examples. Booming business in Norway. Nogva switched engine brands when it went into partnership with John Deere almost 10 years ago. “The transition went very smoothly, our customers respected our choice without hesitation, and our relationship with John Deere has flourished ever since,” says Kjell Norvoll, the company’s general manager. Nogva supplies complete engine solutions including customized marine gen-sets, propulsion packages, gearboxes, and pitch propellers. “Marine business is brisk here. There are numerous boatyards and a large fish-farming market. We’ve seen consistent sales growth, and besides new installations, we see high demand for repowers and upgrades,” adds Kjell. Investing in the future. With a focus on service quality and engine and spare parts availability, Nogva recently invested in the construction of a new 2,500 square-meter (26,909 sq. ft.) building. “It will house a crane with a capacity of 120 tons, so we can do engine installations 22 PowerSource

indoors — good for efficiency and working conditions in our harsh climate,” says Kjell. “At 42 by 23 meters (138x75 ft.) with a 19-meter (62 ft.) lifting height, the building accommodates boats up to some 25 meters (82 ft.) long.” The new building also means more space for stock as well as Nogva’s expanding workforce. Gen-sets for Denmark. Danish company West Diesel AS has built a strong reputation as a top-quality supplier of gen-set solutions. “Because we distribute a lot of different products, we can build complete, attractively-priced, tailor-made gen-sets without being dependent on specific suppliers,” says general manager Erling Sørensen. Despite strong competition, Erling sees growth potential in areas such as work vessels and the fishing-trawler market. The expanding local offshore wind industry also offers exciting opportunities to supply equipment for the vessels being built to transport materials to the construction sites.

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West Diesel’s new premises will house new test benches for gen-set testing, stock, and office space.

Its confidence in future success has led West Diesel to invest in 1,100 square meters (11,840 sq. ft.) of new facilities. Besides 300 square meters (3,229 sq. ft.) more space for offices, it will house 800 square meters (8611 sq. ft.) of new test facilities for gen-set load sharing and spare parts. West Diesel, like Nogva, is typical of many John Deere distributors. With a strong partner behind them, these distributors are keen to invest in a growing future for their businesses and their customers.

Distributors

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2008

TRAWLER FEST Solomons, Maryland, USA ICELANDIC FISHERIES Kopavogur, Iceland

OCTOBER 6-8, 2008

IBEX Miami Beach, Florida, USA

OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 3, 2008 DECEMBER 3-5, 2008 DECEMBER 10-13, 2008

SMTC&E Houston, Texas, USA FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW New Orleans, Lousiana, USA MARITIMA Paris, France

JANUARY 9-12, 2009

PVA San Francisco, California, USA

JANUARY 9-18, 2009

LONDON BOAT SHOW London, UK

FEBRUARY 5-7, 2009

SEATEC Carrara, Italy

FEBRUARY 12-16, 2009 APRIL 21-24, 2009 MAY 5-6, 2009

Look for John Deere engines at these upcoming tradeshows, conventions, and exhibits.

West Diesel Engineering AS, Esbjerg, Denmark +45 75 12 70 44, es@westdiesel.dk www.westdiesel.dk

OCTOBER 2-4, 2008

OCTOBER 14-17, 2008

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Nogva Motorfabrikk AS, Søvik, Norway +47 70208400, fax: +47 70 208410 firmapost@nogva.no, www.nogva.no

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Miami, Florida, USA SINAVAL-EUROFISHING Bilbao, Spain TRAWLERFEST Anacortes, Washington, USA

MAY 21-24, 2009

SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Brisbane, Australia

JUNE 9-12, 2009

NOR-SHIPPING Oslo, Norway

JUNE 16-18, 2009

SEAWORK Southampton, UK

JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2009 AUGUST 18-21, 2009

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Sydney, Australia AQUA NOR 2009 Trondheim, Norway

SEPTEMBER 9-13, 2009

SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA PLAISANCE Cannes, France

SEPTEMBER 11-14, 2009

NEWPORT BOAT SHOW Newport, Rhode Island, USA

SEPTEMBER 11-20, 2009

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW Southampton, UK

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When you can’t see the shore, reliability takes on a whole new meaning.

BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES Whether you’re hard at work or heading home after a long day — worrying about your propulsion or generator engine is the last thing you want to do. That’s why commercial boat owners have been relying on John Deere engines for more than 30 years. John Deere PowerTech™ engines are durable, fuel efficient, and easy to maintain. And they are backed by a company you can count on for service and support — no matter where you work. To learn more, call 1-800-JD-ENGINE or visit www.JohnDeere.com/marine

John Deere Power Systems Usine de Saran, La Foulonnerie – B.P. 11013 45401 Fleury-les-Aubrais – Cedex – France Phone: +33 2 38 82 61 19 Fax: +33 2 38 84 62 66 E-mail: JDMarineEngine@JohnDeere.com www.JohnDeere.com/marine

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