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Deere & Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Deere & Company
Moline, IL 61265


Deere & Company, incorporated in 1958, operates through three business segments: agriculture and turf, construction and forestry, and financial services. The agriculture and turf segment manufactures and distributes a line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. The construction and forestry segment provides a line of construction equipment, and forestry machines and attachments. The financial services segment primarily finances sales and leases by the Company dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment. Its products are marketed primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets.
Source: Reuters

John Deere Plus-50™ II
SAE 15W-40 Premium Engine Oil

Product: John Deere Plus-50™ II Premium Engine Oil
Viscosity Grade: SAE 15W-40
Labeled: API CJ-4/SM

Manufactured For: Deere & Company, Moline, IL

Purchased at: South Plainfield, NJ

Date of purchase: 6/27/2018



Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.


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Elemental Analysis pass
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Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)

The results of the Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Cold Cranking Viscosity, mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)

The results of the Cold Cranking Viscosity test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Phosphorus, ppm (ASTM D5185)

The results of the Phosporus test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of API CJ-4/SM.
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Note1: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't. Note2: The specification for cold cranking viscosity includes only a maximum value; the minimum value shown in the “standard” area of the chart is truncated for illustrative purposes.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard John Deere Plus-50™ II
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 9.67
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 15.3
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 122
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 131
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 5,726
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium, ppm 1,459
Magnesium, ppm 898
Phosphorus, ppm 1,200 Max-c 970
Zinc, ppm 1,056
Molybdenum,  ppm 259
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 279
Silicon, ppm 7
Potassium, ppm 1
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 1
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm 2
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm 2
Nickel, ppm 1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to one significant figure, therefore results up to 1,249 are considered on specification.