"Near-zero emissions and improved efficiency mark a key chapter in the clean diesel story." -Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum



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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

contractor."

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

combinations.

"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

contractors."

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

at http://www.dieselforum.org/tier4.

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.

-- MTU

-- Navistar

-- 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

LinkedIn .

(View this press release online here.)

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s),

click appropriate link. Allen Schaeffer

http://www.profnetconnect.com/Schaeffer

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Contact: Steve Hansen shansen@dieselforum.org 301-668-7230 (o)

Onsite Contact: Ezra Finkin (202) 320-3835 efinkin@dieselforum.org

SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum

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