The 300 Series John Deere engines was presented for agricultural customers in 1960 year. It was the first in-line 3-, 4- and 6-cylinder gasoline, LP gas and diesel engines.
The engines provided John Deere “new generation of power” tractors with an excellent reputation for performance and reliability and enabled John Deere to move into the No. 1 position in the agricultural industry.
JD 3179 diesel was second after JD3164 of smaller engines in this series and has 3 cylinders only.
|Number of cylinders||3, vertical in-line|
|Bore||106,5 mm (4,19 in)|
|Stroke||110 mm (4,33 in)|
|Cubic capacity||2,9 L|
|Combustion system||Four-stroke diesel with direct injection|