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Oil, engine, Plus-50™ II 0W-40,15W-40 and 10W-30

Plus-50™ II Engine Oils

 

Index

·        Products

·        Plus-50 II Premium Engine Oil (0W-40, 15W-40, and 10W-30)

·        Plus-50™ II Premium Synthetic Engine Oil (0W-40)

·        Features, tests, ratings, and charts

·        Air temperature chart

·        Chemical and physical properties (15W-40 and 10W30)

·        Chemical and physical properties (0W-40)

·        Performance level comparison

·        Warranty

·        Plus-50 II and  Hy-Gard oils price comparison worksheet

- Ask your dealer for additional Plus-50™ II test results

 

 

Plus-50™ II Premium Engine Oil

 

Plus-50™ II exceeds the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Service Category CK-4 for use in high-speed four-stroke diesel engines and is backward compatible to meet previous API engine oil classifications.

Plus-50 II premium engine oil has been designed to provide advanced lubricant performance in modern low emission engines, and to meet the requirements of heavy-duty off-road applications, as well as lighter-duty applications including on-road vehicles.

Plus-50 II is recommended for four-stroke naturally aspirated, turbocharged diesel engines with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Examples of applications included: heavy-duty off-road equipment, vehicles with John Deere Tier 4 engines, vehicles requiring CK-4 oil, on-road trucks, marine engines, natural gas engines, pickups, and automobiles. Plus-50 II is also recommended for use in all legacy diesel engine applications where Plus-50 has been in use.

 

The proven performance along with extensive field testing, allows extended drain intervals up to 500 hours when using Plus-50 II and John Deere filters for your John Deere engine.  Refer to the Operator’s Manual to validate the recommended change interval for your specific machine.

CK-4 oil, such as Plus-50 II, must be used with Tier 4 engines or significantly reduced DPF life will result.

 

 

Plus-50 II is recommended for four-stroke naturally aspirated, turbocharged and supercharged diesel engines with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Examples of applications include; heavy-duty off-road equipment, vehicles with John Deere IT4 engines, vehicles requiring CK-4 oil, on-road trucks, marine engines, natural gas engines, pickups, and automobiles. Plus-50 II is also recommended for use in all legacy diesel engine applications.

 

Features and benefits

-         Exceeds API CK-4 performance level for diesel engines

-         Exceeds API SN performance level for gasoline engines

-         Formulated specifically to inhibit oxidation, deposits, corrosion,
and wear with superior soot control

-         Reduces maintenance costs and downtime

-         Provides maximum sludge and varnish control

-         Excellent low-temperature fluidity reduces engine wear in cold weather

-         Drain intervals may be extended up to 500 hours when used with
John Deere filters in John Deere engines. (Review Operator Manual or
consult with dealer for details

-         Low ash technology to support Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) service life

 

 

·        Air temperature chart

·        Chemical and physical properties

·        Performance level comparison

*Note: We strongly recommend that all John Deere IT4 engines use Plus-50 II (CK-4 / E9) oil to ensure optimal performance, including extended drain interval options

 

Service Intervals

Oil and filter service intervals in John Deere diesel engines are based on a combination of factors, including:

1.      The type of engine oil and filter in the application

2.      The Sulfur content of the diesel fuel

3.      The volume of oil in the system

4.      Power output of the engine

 

We recommend changing the oil and oil filter at least once every 12 months, even if the hours of operation are fewer than the otherwise recommended service interval.

 

Service Intervals for John Deere Tier 3 Emission Certified and Older Diesel Engines

Operators using John Deere Tier 3 emission certified and older diesel engines now have an opportunity beyond what is published in the Operator Manual delivered with the machine, and may now utilize 500-hour oil and filter service intervals when all of the following conditions are met:

1.       John Deere Plus-50 II and John Deere filters are used

2.      Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel with a Sulfur content less than 0.0015% (15mg/kg) (15 ppm) is required(a)

3.      The original volume oil pan (or larger) that was delivered with the engine is still in use and the oil level is maintained at normal volumes through the service interval(b)

4.      The engine is operating within the original factory specifications affecting power output, including engine control units (ECUs) and fuel delivery systems(c)

 

(a) On-road diesel fuel in the United States is delivered at 15 ppm Sulfur (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD). Off-road diesel regulations will require this same 15 ppm Sulfur level beginning June 1st, 2010. Much of the Off-road diesel is already at this level.

 

(b) This 500 hour service interval is now possible in John Deere Tier 3 emission certified and older diesel engines because of two factors working in our favor: At the time when these engines were placed into service, operating conditions regarding oil class and fuel types were different. Engines beginning service in the US before the 1990s were operating with API CE-4 or lower service class oils. The diesel fuel for on-road applications was at 5,000 ppm Sulfur, with off-road up to 10,000 ppm. Environmental concerns and industry regulations have driven improvements to the oil types available as well as significant reductions in the Sulfur level of diesel fuel.  John Deere Plus-50 II is designed for performance through longer service intervals, handling the heat and contaminants of combustion, while maintaining viscosity, lubricity, detergency, dispersants, and acid buffering properties. Diesel fuel Sulfur levels have been reduced from as much as 10,000 ppm to the current 15 ppm, equating to over 99.5% elimination of Sulfur. These converging factors deliver the reality of achieving 500 hour service intervals with the oil system capacity already designed into existing John Deere Tier 3 emission certified and older diesel engines.

 

(c) Engines operating with any modifications to increase the rated power output or fuel consumption rate are not approved for extended oil service intervals. John Deere cannot be held responsible for any experience related to engines or systems in this condition.

 

If any of the above conditions are not met, refer to the Operators Manual from the equipment/engine for the engine oil and filter service recommendations. We recommend changing the oil and oil filter at least once every 12 months, even if the hours of operation are fewer than the otherwise recommended service interval.

 

Service Intervals for John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) Emission Certified Diesel Engines

Operators must follow the engine-oil and filter service interval recommendations in the Operator Manuals. These engines are designed to deliver power while operating at a reduced emission level.  They must use diesel fuel with 15ppm or less Sulfur (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD) and diesel engine oil rated at API CK-4 or ACEA E9 or ACEA E6 to remain in compliance with emission regulations. Use of other specification fuel or oils in Interim Tier 4 and Stage IIIB engines can result in being out of emission compliance and premature Diesel Particulate Filter service requirements. John Deere Plus-50 II is the recommended product for these applications and is the only product(d) we approve for extended service intervals in John Deere diesel engines.

 

(d) Break-In Plus is also recommended for the initial interval and does support an initial oil service interval equal to those of Plus-50 II per each application.

 

As footnoted in the previous section, on-road diesel fuel in the United States is delivered at 15 ppm Sulfur (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD). Off-road diesel regulations will require this same 15 ppm Sulfur level beginning June 1st, 2010.  Much of the off-road diesel is already at this level.

 

Specifications

API service categories:

-         CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4

-         SN,SM, SL, SJ

ACEA (Europe) oil sequences:

-         E9, E7

JASO (Japan) oil standards:

-         DH-2

 

 

Major diesel engine manufacturers’ requirements:

-         Mack EO-O Premium Plus 07

-         Cummins CES 20081, 77, 76 (15W-40), 75

-         Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a, TO-2

-         Mercedes Benz 228.31

-         Detroit Diesel 93K218 (15W-40), 93K214 (15W-40)

-         Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3, VDS-2

-         Renault RLD, RXD, RD

-         Man M3275

-         MTU Type 2.1

 

Chemical and Physical Properties 15W-40, 0W-40 and 10W-30

 

15W-40

10W-30

0W40

Viscosity @ 40°C

128.0 cSt

86.6 cSt

94.9 cSt

Viscosity @ 100°C

15.6 cSt

12.1 cSt

14.7 cSt

Viscosity Index

127

133

162

HTHS Viscosity @150°C

4.3 cP

3.6 cP

3.67 cP

Pour Point

-36°C

-40°C

-57 C

Flash Point

225°C

223°C

228 C

Total Base Number (TBN)

10.5 mgKOH/g

10.5 mgKOH/g

10.5 mgKOH/g

Sulfated Ash

1.0 mass%

1.0 mass%

1.0 mass%

 

 

Plus-50™ II Question & Answers

Q    What advantages does the next generation of John Deere Plus-50™ II (CK-4/E9) provide customers?

-         Expanded application coverage which includes on-highway, off-road, diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and marine engine markets

-         Extended drain intervals up to 500 hours

-         Tested and proven with B20 biodiesel blend fuel

-         CK-4/E9 engine oil to meet Interim Tier 4 (USA) and Stage III B (Europe) on- and off-road emission regulations

-         This one product can be used in legacy John Deere diesel engines with no loss of performance or protection

 

Q    Does Plus-50 II (CJ-4 / E9) oils protect older engines as well as Plus-50 (CI-4 PLUS) oil?

·        Yes, Plus-50 II will provide superior protection for new and older engines.

 

Q    Can I go 500 hours with Plus-50 II (CJ-4 / E9) in a Tier 3 or older engine?

      Yes, when all of the following conditions are met:

1.      John Deere Plus-50 II and John Deere filters are used

2.      Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel with a Sulfur content less than 0.0015% (15mg/kg) (15 ppm) is required

3.      The original volume oil pan (or larger) that was delivered with the engine is still in use and the oil level is maintained at normal volumes through the service interval

4.      The engine is operating within the original factory specifications affecting power output, including engine control units (ECUs) and fuel delivery systems

 

This is possible in John Deere Tier 3 emission certified diesel engines and older diesel engines because the original oil sump capacity were aligned with using higher Sulfur level diesel fuel when the original operator manuals were written. We recommend changing the oil and oil filter at least once every 12 months, even if the hours of operation are fewer than the otherwise recommended service interval.

 

Q    Can you top off with Plus-50 II in Tier 3 and older engines?

Yes, you can top off with Plus-50 II in older engines because it is backward compatible with Plus-50 and other quality engines oils. It is also backwards compatible with older engine performance and operational requirements.

 

Q    Can I go to 500 hours with Plus-50 (CI-4 PLUS) in an Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engine?

No. CI-4 or CI-4 PLUS oil (high ash) which includes Plus-50 (CI-4 PLUS) is not recommended for our IT4 applications or engines with low emission devices. IT4 certified engines must use diesel fuel with 15ppm or less Sulfur (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD) and API CK-4 or ACEA E9 or ACEA E6 to remain in compliance with emission regulations. Use of other specification oils in Interim Tier 4 and Stage IIIB engines can result in being out of emission compliance and cause premature service requirements.

 

Q    What is the oil change interval going to be for IT4 engines?

John Deere Interim Tier 4 engines will have three options for oil service intervals:

a)      When not using John Deere Plus-50 II oil or John Deere oil filters    250 hours

b)      When using Plus-50 II and a John Deere filter                                    375 hours

c)      When using Plus-50 II and a John Deere filter                                    500 hours


The difference between b and c is determined by the oil pan and oil system capacity and the power output for the specific configuration of the engine. This will be clearly explained in the Operators Manual for each machine platform. We recommend changing the oil and oil filter at least once every 12 months, even if the hours of operation are fewer than the otherwise recommended service interval.

 

Q    Can I go 750 hours with Plus-50 II (CK-4 / E9) in an Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engine?

Plus-50 II has been tested and proven to provide optimal performance up to 500 hours. If you would like to exceed 500 hours, our recommendation is to involve your dealer and use fluid analysis to monitor your specific application. It is strongly recommended that all John Deere IT4 engines use Plus-50 II (CK-4 / E9) oil to ensure optimal performance, including extended drain interval options.

 

Q    Does Plus-50 II (CK-4 / E9) oil protect older engines if they are operated on 500 ppm maximum sulfur fuel?

Yes, Plus-50 II is designed to have superior protection and performance benefits over other oils in cases where older engines are operated with either 15 ppm or 500 ppm Sulfur fuel. As always, users should seek guidance from their engine or equipment manufacturer regarding specific service recommendations. It is suggested to use oil analysis to determine the actual useful life of the oil and to aid in selection of the proper oil and filter service interval.

 

Q    What impact does using biodiesel have on my engine oil service interval when I am using Plus-50 II?

 John Deere Power Systems has a strong commitment to the environment, energy security, and technological advances that have a positive impact on both.

 

Biodiesel certainly meets these criteria. While B5 blends are preferred, biodiesel concentrations up to 20 percent (B20) blended in petroleum diesel fuel can be used in all John Deere engines, providing the biodiesel used in the fuel blend meets the standards set by the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) D6751.

 

Extensive testing was performed with B20 in the development of Plus-50 II. Due to variations in the quality of feed stock used in biodiesel production and the lack of testing by other engine oil manufacturers, we provide the following oil service interval modifications when using biodiesel fuel blends:

ULSD (B0) to B10                   no change in oil service intervals

B11 to B20                              25% reduction to oil service interval

Above B20                              50% reduction to oil service interval

 


IMPORTANT: Reduce the oil and filter service interval by 50% when using biodiesel blends greater than B20. To prevent engine damage, monitor engine oil based on engine oil analysis. Engine oil analysis can provide data for evaluating wear debris, dirt levels, and remaining useful life of the engine oil. Contact your John Deere dealer for more information on engine oil analysis. We recommend changing the oil and oil filter at least once every 12 months, even if the hours of operation are fewer than the otherwise recommended service interval.

 

Follow this link for more information about using biodiesel fuel in John Deere engines:

https://www.deere.com/en/engines-and-drivetrain/learn-more/biodiesel/

 

Order Information

Part
number


SAE


Size

Pkg.
qty.

U.S. Only

TY26674

15W-40

1 qt.

12

TY26673

15W-40

1 gal.

6

TY26675

15W-40

2.5 gal.

2

TY26679

15W-40

5 gal.

1

TY26677

15W-40

30 gal

1

TY26678

15W-40

55 gal

1

TY26991

15W-40

275 gal

1

TY26669

10W-30

1 qt.

12

TY26668

10W-30

1 gal.

6

TY26671

10W-30

5gal.

1

TY26670

 10W-30

55 gal.

1

Canada only

TY26674

15W-40

946 L (1 qt.)

12

TY26658

15W-40

3.78 L (1 gal).

4

TY26675

15W-40

9.46 L (2.5 gal)

2

TY26679

15W-40

18.9 L (5 gal)

1

TY26656

15W-40

205 L

1

TY27325

15W-40

1,000L

1

TY26652

10W-30

3.78 L (1 gal.)

4

TY26671

10W-30

18.9 L (5 gal.)

1

TY26650

 10W-30

205 Ll.

1

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Bulk Oil Decals

Bulk oil tank decals are available to order.

 

DKLD1034S – small decal

DKLD1034L – large decal

 

Bulk Oil Decal Order Information

Part
number


Description

Pkg.qty.

DKLD1034S

Decal, Plus-50™ II Bulk Oil, small

1

DKLD1034L

Decal, Plus-50™ II Bulk Oil, large

1

 

Plus 50 II Synthetic Engine Oil (0W40)

Synthetic Plus-50 II Premium Engine Oil (SAE 0W-40) has been designed to provide advanced lubricant performance in modern engines to meet the requirements of EPA regulations. SAE 0W-40 Plus-50 II is a full synthetic PAO (Poly Alpha Olefin) based oil to provide excellent performance.

 

Applications

Excellent for all diesel engines requiring 0W-40 viscosity and API Service Classification CK-4, SN, and Mack EO-N Premium Plus 03. Superior performance for customers who operate in extremely cold conditions and want to maximize engine life and performance.

Features and Benefits

-         Unique to John Deere – formulated with exclusive Plus-50 II additive and 100% PAO (polyalphaolefins) synthetic base oil

-         Excellent for other brands of diesel engines

-         Excellent for all automotive heavy- and light-duty diesel engines

-         Synthetic base stock with the Plus-50 II additives provide excellent performance in a temperature range of -40°F to 122°F (-40°C to 50°C)

-         Additive package reduces engine wear and provides superior protection against high-temperature thickening as compared to competitive oils – offers additional protection in neutralizing corrosive acids formed as by-products of combustion

-         Formulated specifically to inhibit oxidation, deposit, corrosion, and wear with superior soot control

-         Provides maximum sludge and varnish control

-         Superior low-temperature fluidity reduces engine startup wear in cold weather

·        Drain intervals may be extended up to 500 hours when used with John Deere oil filters in John Deere engines

-         Reduces maintenance costs and downtime, and extends engine life

-         Air temperature chart

-         Chemical and physical properties

-         Performance level comparisons

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Meets Service Classifications

API (diesel):

CK-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, and CH-4,

API (gasoline):

SN, SM, SL, SJ

Mack:

EO-N Premium Plus 03, EO-M Plus

Cummins:

CES20081, 20078, 20075

Mercedes     Benz                                     

228.31

Military:

CIDA-A-52306

 

 

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Chemical and Physical Properties 0W-40

Viscosity @ 40°C:

94.9 cSt

Viscosity @ 100°C:

14.8 cSt

Viscosity Index:

162

HTHS @ 150°C:

3.67 cP

Pour Point:

-57° C

Flash Point:

228°C

Total Base Number (TBN):

10.5 mg KOH/g

Sulfated Ash Level:

1.0 wt. %

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Order Information

Part
number


SAE


Size

Pkg.
qty.

U.S. & CA only

TY26664

0W-40

1 gal (3.78 l)

12

TY26667

0W-40

5 gal. (18.9 L)

6

TY26666

0W-40

55 gal. (208 L)

1

Warranty: 90 days

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Air temperature chart

Use the oil viscosity based on the expected air temperature range between oil changes.

PMB10108

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Performance level comparison

Oil is not just oil. There is a difference in high-performance oils and the oils that just meet the minimum industry requirements. 

Universal competitive oils in the marketplace only have to meet minimum performance levels set by API.  Using minimum level oils will result in reduced performance and shorter engine life.

John Deere Plus–50 II Engine Oil exceeds all of the industry requirements; plus… it meets the high standards set by John Deere engineers.

John Deere oils are developed to give the engine maximum protection and the longest life possible. 

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Plus-50™ II and Hy-Gard Oils Price Comparison Worksheet

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Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

Plus-50™ II Premium Engine Oil

 

 

 

Hy-Gard Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 Engine Oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 Engine Oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 Engine Oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

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Warranty

 

John Deere Plus-50™ II Engine Oil

Limited Performance Warranty

John Deere Company guarantees Plus-50™ II Engine Oil will meet or exceed the performance needs of diesel engines per the terms of this Limited Performance Warranty. Regardless of hours or miles, John Deere Company will pay for any damages (parts and labor) to your engine which are caused by an oil defect so long as:

-          The oil defect is verified by oil analysis

-          The engine oil used is confirmed to be unadulterated and non-contaminated Plus-50 II

-          Plus-50 II meets the engine manufacturer’s specifications for the service and application

-          The engine is used under normal operating conditions and maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations

-          Your equipment is maintained in accordance with the OEM recommendation for oil change service

-          You have maintained copies of your oil-change service receipts; Receipts must indicate date of service, history of service and equipment or engine hours reading

 

SUBMITTING A CLAIM:

 

To secure warranty service, report the product failure to an authorized John Deere dealer. To make a claim under this warranty, it will be necessary to provide the following as part of the technical investigation:

-          Records showing that the engine was serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations

-          Submit a fresh and used oil sample from the failed engine, if available for analysis to determine if the oil is defective

-          Make the failed engine available, including the (used) oil

John Deere is not responsible for costs of labor associated with oil analysis or related service by customer or service providers other than dealers. In no event will dealer, John Deere or any company affiliated with John Deere be liable for incidental or consequential damages or injuries, including but not limited to loss of crops, loss of profits, rental of substitute equipment or other commercial loss. No statutory or implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness is made. The dealer has no authority to make any representation or promise or admission on behalf of John Deere or to modify the terms or limitation of this warranty in any way. The dealer is not an agent of John Deere.

 

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Last modified: 08August2018.