AGCO SISU approved for EPA Tier 4 Interim off-road emissions regs

Christopher Goodfellow - 21 December 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved agricultural equipment supplier AGCO's SISU POWER engine range as compliant with Tier 4 Interim off-road vehicle emissions standards.

The new vehicles will be equipped with AGCO's e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology  which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dosing rate is expected to be between two and six percent of diesel usage and will provide fuel efficiency improvements of up to 10% on equivalent previous year models.

Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO, said: "Engine production has already started at the AGCO SISU POWER factory in Nokia, Finland for non-road engine customers in Europe and the US." The engine has also been certified to meet equivalent European requirements earlier in the year.

Stage III Interim standards for engine ratings above 130 kW will be implemented in Europe from the 1 January, 2011.

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