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Diesel Exhaust Emissions

Resources for understanding Tier 4 nonroad diesel engine emissions technologies, fuels and lubricants.

US EPA Tier 4 Final and later engines promote clean air, fuel efficiency, fluid efficiency, and engine performance.
Exhaust emissions reductions over previous tier levels are as much as 99 percent.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) began to enforce limits on diesel exhaust emissions from “nonroad” diesel engines in 1996. These regulations have been implemented in a series of steps called Tier levels, these regulations, over time, have introduced successively more stringent limitations on Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Particulate Matter (PM) and Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC).
Since the introduction of regulations, “nonroad” diesel emissions have been dramatically reduced. By the time Tier 4 Final is introduced starting in 2008 for lower horsepower engines and 2014-2015 for the highest power levels; NOx and PM emissions from diesel exhaust will have been reduced by 99 percent.

The following is a partial list of the technologies used in Tier 4 to achieve emissions reductions.

John Deere Tier 4 Emissions Data     US EPA Progress Report

US EPA Non-road Emissions Standards     Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel


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Last Updated: April 21 2019 01:03:57.