Western Power Products Adds the JD18 Engine to Their Lineup

Streamline your equipment power with the help of the high-horsepower JD18 engine

Bakersfield, CA – Building on the rugged design of the JD14 engine from John Deere, the JD18 was engineered with flexibility, serviceability, and durability in mind. The JD18 extends the rated power range to 522 – 677 kW (700 – 908 hp). The engine features a rear gear train, which produces excellent direct power and options up to two rear aux drives for a total of 902 Nm (665 lb-ft) max torque providing quiet operation.

Other key features include:

Uptime-focused controls
John Deere controls offer excellent diagnostic capabilities, enabling future prognostics, and the ability to target the source of engine performance issues.

Extreme durability
The JD18 features a bedplate design that provides structural benefits for extreme durability, with the ability to be rebuilt two times.

Serviceability and repairability
The JD18 engine was designed with ease of service and repair in mind, with hydraulic lash adjusters that eliminate valve lash maintenance.

Fluid management
With peak power ratings from 572 – 677 kW (767 – 908 hp) and new combustion technology, the JD18 does not require after-treatment. Without the need for DEF, users have one less fluid to manage. The high-pressure common-rail fuel system allows the engine to deliver optimized fluid consumption. And the Diamond Like Coating (DLC) improves bio-diesel compatibility and system robustness.

Reliable innovation
The new combustion technology features a simplified air system with fixed and wastegate turbos, allowing the engine to meet emissions requirements without applying after treatment. This feature provides a simplified engine integration and package size.

With the addition of the JD18 to the John Deere engine range, users can put John Deere power and performance into their entire lineup of equipment from 36 – 677 kW (48 – 908 hp).
To learn more about the high performance and expanded power of John Deere Next Generation Engines, click here.
Specifications are subject to change. Dimensions may vary based on options selected.


Western Power Products‘ roots can be traced back to 1936 when the owners’ family established their farm in the San Joaquin Valley. The organization has grown to be a John Deere Power Systems distributor for California and Nevada. Learn more at www.wppinc.com and visit them at P46 at World Ag Expo®.