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Curtain Rises on New Generation Clean Diesel Engines and Equipment at
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Convention
LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most advanced
and efficient clean diesel equipment and technology for construction,
industrial and farm use is being unveiled to the public for the first
time at the international CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 convention.
More than 120,000 visitors and 2,400 exhibitors are expected to attend
the five-day event, which begins Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention
Center, according to CONEXPO-CON/AGG officials.
Because a majority of all construction and agricultural equipment is
diesel-powered, this new generation of clean diesel technology
unveiled at the convention will power the future of these two vital
sectors of the economy, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director
of the Diesel Technology Forum.
"In 2004, EPA challenged diesel engine and equipment makers to
virtually eliminate emissions from a wide range of diesel engines used
in construction, farm and industrial applications," Schaeffer said.
"Beginning in 2008, manufacturers responded with increasingly
low-emissions technology leading up to the 2014 Tier 4 standards.
"What we're seeing here this week is the unveiling of the newest clean
diesel technology for the iconic workhorses of every construction
project - wheel loaders, backhoes, excavators and bulldozers - in many
shapes and sizes that are able to work in the smallest spaces or move
the heaviest loads of material. These are the bread and butter of the
construction industry, and now these machines are more than 90 percent
lower in emissions than a decade ago," Schaeffer said.
New Diesel Technology Reduces Emissions & Increases Efficiency Of Wide
Selection of Equipment "There are two things that make this 2014
so-called Tier 4 accomplishment especially significant. First, the
fact that manufacturers were able to meet this challenge over such a
wide range of diverse size and types of construction equipment is
truly a remarkable achievement. Second, the manufacturers were able
to do it while also making these machines more efficient and
productive for their customers. Reducing fuel costs, lowering
emissions and improving productivity are key considerations for any
Schaeffer said manufacturers have met the emissions challenge by using
a variety of innovative engineering strategies to deliver near- zero
emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions across
this wide range of equipment. Particulate filters, exhaust gas
recirculation, oxidation catalysts, selective catalytic reduction
(SCR) and many in-engine strategies are being deployed in varying
"With the increasing demands for green construction practices on
infrastructure and public works projects, these new machines will be
an essential asset for contractors looking to win these important
bids," Schaeffer said. "Smaller machines and engines met many of
these clean diesel standards last year, while the largest engines used
in locomotive and marine applications are required to reduce emissions
by over 90 percent in 2015.
"It's also interesting to see how the new clean diesel technology
platform is the foundation for new hybrid powertrains now being
introduced in some excavators, bulldozers and wheel loaders. The
combination of the most energy efficient clean diesel engine with
hybrid technology will be an irresistible combination for some
Several Manufacturers are Leaders in Advanced Technology "The best
examples of the new generation of clean diesel engines and equipment -
come from the leaders in the industry- companies like Caterpillar,
Cummins, Bosch, Deere, Volvo, Johnson Matthey, Navistar, Mack Trucks,
Tognum/MTU Onsite Energy, Case New Holland, Yanmar, FPT Industrial and
Isuzu. They are producing technologies that best meet the growing
demands of their customers and increasingly diverse societal demands
for environmental performance."
In a series of video segments from the CONEXPO show floor, the Diesel
Technology Forum will be showcasing these technologies and interviews
with officials from the companies throughout the week on our website
For additional information about the CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibits and
equipment go to the following company websites:
-- Bosch Rexroth
-- Case Construction Equipment
-- Caterpillar Inc.
-- Cummins Inc.
-- Deere and Company
-- FPT Industrial
-- Isuzu Motors America LLC
-- Johnson Matthey
-- Mack Trucks Inc.
-- Volvo Construction Equipment
-- Yanmar America Industrial Engines
ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM The Diesel Technology Forum is a
non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about
the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology, and working
with policymakers and other stakeholders on common solutions. Forum
members are leaders in clean diesel technology. For more information
visit www.dieselforum.org .
For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean
diesel technology, join us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter
@DieselTechForum, or YouTube @DieselTechForum and connect with us on
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