Christopher Goodfellow - 16 May 2012
In an exclusive interview Doug Mihelick (DM), Commercial Manager of off-road vehicle manufacturer Caterpillar's Mossville Engine Center, discusses Tier 4 Final emission regulation discoverDEF.com (DD).
DD: What effect have the new off-road emissions standards had on fuel consumption?
DM: For products utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), we expect the net fluid consumption of our Tier 4 Final products to improve over our Stage IIIB. Diesel fuel consumption will improve and will be partially off-set by DEF consumption, with a net fluid consumption improvement overall.
DD: What is the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dosing rate for the new models?
DM: That varies depending on machine and operator efficiency and we are unable to comment on specific dosing rates.
DD: What additional emissions-related technologies will be used to meet the standards?
DM: We will continue the use of four building blocks - air management, fuel management, electronics and aftertreatment.
DD: When did the first Tier 4 compliant models go on sale?
DM: The first Tier 4 Final machine, a 775G was introduced last Spring at Conexpo. There are other greater than 750 hp Tier 4 Final machines available at this time. Less than 750 hp machines will be introduced in line with our Tier 4 Final launch plans.
Niels Tholen - 9 February 2015
Caterpillar showcased its new Tier 4 Final M-series wheel loader offering at the World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas, NV 3-6 February 2015. The new M-series replaces the previous K-series wheel loader offering and comes equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) and a Cat 7.1 ACERT...
Rebecca Hayward - 16 January 2014
Caterpillar has unveiled its first marine engines to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions requirements. The new products were debuted at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans at the end of 2013. Caterpillar's new engines include the Cat 3516C, Cat C280-8 and Cat C280-12, which will target the...
Rebecca Hayward - 17 December 2013
Caterpillar has released new versions of its Cat 770G and 772G off-highway truck models that have been upgraded to meet Tier 4 Final emissions legislation. The C15 and C18 engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology which enables them to meet Tier 4 Final emissions regulation. The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is 21.2...
Niels Tholen - 31 January 2013
Integer has announced it will host its second Diesel Emissions Conference in Russia & CIS in St Petersburg on the 27th - 28th February. This conference will analyse: Diesel emissions legislation, with a focus on Tier III implementation Progress in improving diesel fuel quality and supply Latest aftertreatment technologies...
Ben Treadwell - 8 July 2015
Komatsu's new WA470-8 loader was introduced on the 23rd of June and features a new Tier 4 Final Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine. The new engine features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) while also featuring auto-idle shutdown, electronic control systems, fuel injection combustion parameters, and aftertreatment functions. The new parameters all...