Archive news for April 2011

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Cummins' Charleton: Calibration has led to further improvements in fuel economy

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 April 2011

Significant calibration improvements have increased the fuel economy efficiency of Cummins 2010 engine models, according to its Vice President and Chief Technical Officer-Engine Business. Steve Charleton told the attendees at the Mid-America Trucking Show: "The past decade was about who could meet emissions best, and I think we did that....

Detroit Diesel sold 25,000 engines with BlueTec SCR in 2010

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 April 2011

Detroit Diesel sold more than 25,000 engines equipped with its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology last year. Brad Williamson, Director of Engine and Component Marketing at Daimler Trucks North America, said: "We're proud of our chosen 2010 emissions solution, and our sales confirm that our customers have accepted and...

New Massey tractors reduce DEF and diesel consumption

Christopher Goodfellow - 19 April 2011

Tier 4 Interim-compliant Massey Ferguson 8600 and Challenger MT600D series row crop tractors will benefit from increased fuel efficiency and lower Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) usage, according to a statement from the company. Mike Alvin, product marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors, said: "As we launch new machines with...

Brazil is gearing up for SCR technology and DEF

Christopher Goodfellow - 19 April 2011

Integer Research's Diesel Emissions Conference & ARLA 32 Forum Brazil 2011, heard manufacturers such as Volvo and Cummins declare that they will use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet Proconve P7. Brazil's two main urea producers Vale and Petrobras both presented at the conference about the country's ARLA 32...

PPC Lubricants buys DEF tankers, launches division

Christopher Goodfellow - 19 April 2011

In response to a rapid increase in demand PPC's DEF Solutions division has taken delivery of two 6,500 gallon stainless tankers and has launched a separate Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) division to deliver BlueDEF. Geoff Bohlender, Executive Director of PPC DEF Solutions, said: "As part of our offer to our customers we provide education...

Wakefield Canada launches H2Blu Diesel Exhaust Fluid product

Christopher Goodfellow - 15 April 2011

Automotive and heavy-duty vehicle product supplier Wakefield Canada launched its new Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) product, H2Blu, at last week's ExpoCam trade show. A company spokesperson said: "Broad distribution via Wakefield Canada's existing heavy-duty and expanding fleet distribution networks assure availability right across the...