Speaking of green, we welcomed some John Deere green to the Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase this year. Representing the company was Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations.
Chuck talked to us about John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line, and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in its engines in 2001. It was also one of the first off-highway equipment manufacturers to factory fill biodiesel blends in North America. Since then, John Deere has continued to conduct biodiesel research and perform lab and field tests using biodiesel fuel, and now supports up to B20 or higher biodiesel blends in its equipment.
At the event Studor featured the best-selling garden tractor in the San Diego area, John Deere’s 5045E, approved for use with B20 biodiesel blends.