6068T

PowerTech™ 6068T Marine Engine

Designed for efficiency, this 6-cylinder, 6.8L diesel engine delivers higher torque at a low-rated rpm to turn larger propellers at lower speeds.
Find more information on the key features of the product below:

WATERCOOLED TURBOCHARGER AND EXHAUST MANIFOLD

Cooler and quieter environment for vessel and crew
Reduced external connections eliminates hoses and fittings that can leak or break

REPLACEABLE WET-TYPE CYLINDER LINERS

Excellent heat dissipation
Hardened and precision machined for long life
Rebuild to original specifications

CORROSION RESISTANT COMPONENTS

Provides engine protection from the effects of seawater

EITHER-SIDE SERVICE

Oil fill and dipstick combinations
Remote oil filter for easier service access
Application and service flexibility to provide installation convenience plus fast and easy maintenance

HEAT EXCHANGER OR KEEL COOLED

High-capacity heat exchanger designed for reliable operation in adverse conditions
Integrated expansion tank, heat exchanger and exhaust manifold reduce chances of leaks
Keel cooler or heat exchanger options provide application flexibility

HIGH TORQUE AND LOW RATED RPM

Enables the engine to turn larger propellers at lower speed for best efficiency
Excellent vessel control and manoeuvring
Lower rated rpm limits vibration and noise for better crew comfort

FUEL SYSTEM

Proven and reliable Mechanical Governor

Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Product features are subject to change without notice. Contact your local John Deere dealer or Power Equipment for more information.

Specifications

Watercooled Turbocharger and Exhaust Manifold
Replaceable Wet-type Cylinder Liners
Corrosion Resistant Components
Either-side Service

Rated speed (rpm) 2400-2600
Number of cylinders 6
Engine Type In-line, 4 Cycle
Bore and stroke (mm,mm) 107 x 127

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