John Deere Introduces Plus-50™ II Premium Engine Oil
John Deere introduces new Plus-50 II Premium Engine Oil for use in high-speed four-stroke diesel engines in heavy-duty agricultural and off-road equipment and lighter duty on-road vehicles. Plus-50 II replaces Plus-50 engine oil, which has been one of John Deere’s most widely used premium engine oils.
According to Sheri Barta, product line marketing manager for John Deere, Plus-50 II provides up to 500 hours of advanced lubrication performance in modern, low-emission engines and exceeds the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute Service Category CJ-4. “Tests show that Plus-50 II allows for extended oil change intervals up to 500 hours, or nearly twice the engine hours of typical engine oils. Plus-50 II is the recommended engine oil for John Deere Interim Tier 4 engines, for maximum engine wear and corrosion protection,” she says.
In addition, Plus-50 II is backward compatible and can be used in all older-model diesel engine applications where Plus-50 oil has been used. “Plus-50 II has been extensively tested in heavy-duty off-road applications and surpasses our most extreme engine dyno test for high temperature oxidation in the industry,” Ms. Barta adds. “It provides maximum sludge and varnish control, while inhibiting oxidation and soot under a wide range of operating conditions, to help reduce oil consumption and extend engine life.”
John Deere Plus-50 II meets or exceeds the requirements for most major diesel engine manufacturers. It comes in SAE 15W-40 and 10W-30 viscosity grades and is available in a variety of quantities from one quart containers to 22 700 l tanker truck loads. Users should refer to their equipment dealer or engine manufacturer for specific oil-use recommendations.
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