6.8L Generator Drive Engine
  • PowerTech™ E
  • Standby: 234 kW (314 hp) @ 1800 rpm
  • Prime: 213 kW (285 hp) @ 1800 rpm
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See how the 234 kW (314 hp) Tier 2 John Deere 6068HF475 generator drive diesel engine advances the standard of excellence with an electronically controlled or mechanical fuel system in OEM gen-set applications.
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Dynamically balanced crankshaft
  • Induction-hardened journals for long hours of reliable service
  • Robust design to drive machinery from the front of the crankshaft
  • Supported by seven main bearings
Forged-steel connecting rods
  • 45-degree connecting rod/cap-joint design allows the use of large connecting rod bearings for increased durability
Replaceable wet-type cylinder liners
  • Provide excellent heat dissipation
  • Precision machined for long life
  • Rebuild to original specifications
Easy to apply, easy to install
  • Front and rear engine mounting pads on the side of the block facilitates installation
  • Auxiliary drive rated to 50 hp (37 kW) intermittent for powering ancillary equipment
  • Either-side service for filters and service points facilitates packaging
  • All connection points in common locations make it easy to install or package
Compact size
  • Short length is ideal for both skid and packaged installations
  • High mount or low mount turbocharger position to meet packaging requirements
World-class performance
  • Excellent fuel economy and low oil consumption
Fuel system controls
  • Electronically controlled rotary fuel injection pump with variable timing resulting in excellent fuel economy and excellent performance
  • Self diagnostics and protection
  • 3-5% Droop Governing
  • 12V or 24V Electric Shutoff
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Emissions Certifications
EPA Tier 2
General Engine Data
Number of cylinders
Displacement-- L (cu in)
6.8 (415)
Bore and Stroke-- mm (in)
106 x 127 (4.17 x 5.00)
Compression Ratio
Engine Type
In-line, 4-Cycle
Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Length - mm (in)
1161 (45.7)
Width-- mm (in)
627 (24.7)
Height-- mm (in)
1044 (41.1)
Weight, dry - kg (lb)
587 (1294)
Performance Data Range
Hz (rpm)
60 ( 1800 )
Generator Efficiency %
Power Factor
Engine power - Prime kW
Engine power - Prime hp
Engine power - Standby kW
Engine power - Standby hp
Rated Fan Power - kW
Rated Fan Power - hp
Calculated generator set output - Prime kWe
Calculated generator set output - Prime kVA
Calculated generator set output - Standby kWe
Calculated generator set output - Standby kVA
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