6.8L Industrial Diesel Engine
  • PowerTech ™
  • 101 - 127 kW (135 - 170 HP)
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Get details on 135 to 170 hp, 101 to 127 kW John Deere 6068TF275 industrial diesel engines for OEM equipment, including features, specs, and integrated support.
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Dynamically balanced crankshaft
  • Crankshafts are machined from a heat-treated, high carbon steel forging
Forged-steel connecting rods
  • Unique 45-degree design permits the use of larger crankshaft connecting-rod bearings for increased durability
Self-adjusting poly-vee fan drive
  • Self-adjusting, eight-groove, poly-vee fan drive provides multiple fan drive ratios and fan heights that can be matched to specific application requirements
  • Poly-vee design provides more than twice the drive capacity of comparable vee-belts
Replaceable wet-type cylinder liners
  • Provides excellent heat dissipation
  • Precision machined for long life
Either-side service
  • Engine installation and maintenance simplified and convenient by providing dipstick and oil filter options on both sides of the engine
500-hour oil change
  • Customers save significant costs on oil, filters and labor with a 500-hour oil change interval
Standard gear auxiliary drive
  • Standard gear auxiliary drive produces up to 50 hp (37 kW) for gear-driven accessories
Mounting points
  • Standard front and side mounting points provide easy installation and application flexibility
Electronic-controlled rotary injection pump
  • Electronic-controlled rotary injection pump distributes the precise amount of fuel required by each cylinder at exactly the right time
  • Electronic controls monitor engine speed and load to determine fuel timing
SAE J1939 standard communication link
  • Industry standard, which provides an interface with vehicle systems, like the transmission, hydraulics and various accessory drives minimizing machine complexity and reducing the installed cost
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Emissions Certifications
EPA Tier 2
EU Stage II
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
Length - mm (in)
1104 (43.5)
Width-- mm (in)
623 (24.5)
Height-- mm (in)
1012 (39.8)
Weight, dry - kg (lb)
587 (1294)
Performance Data Range
Intermittent - Rated power/Rated speed
101-127 kW (135-170 hp) @2200-2500 rpm
Intermittent - Peak power
101-127 kW (135-170 hp) @2200-2500 rpm
Intermittent - Peak torque
554-582 N·m (409-429 ft-lb) @1400 rpm
Intermittent - Torque rise
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