The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Emissions Endgame." You can find the article in Farm Journal's 2013 Machinery Guide.
Emissions Endgame Approaches
Case IH, John Deere, and other makers of off-road diesel engines have been developing cleaner technologies over the past two decades, thanks to a steady stream of emissions standards from the Environmental Protection Agency. It was a journey that began in 1996, when the initial Tier 1 standards were initiated. Today, off-road diesel manufacturers are preparing for Tier 4B compliance.
Tier 4 Emission Standards
Tier 4 emission standards takes effect on January 1, 2011 and it is changing the way manufacturers make their engines. Bill Hurley, AGCO North American Marketing Director, explains what this means to farmers and to the manufacturers themselves.
Case IH Ships the First Tractor Meeting Tier 4 Standards
On Dec. 1, 2010, Case IH shipped the world's first tractor that meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier 4 Interim emissions standards for ag machinery. Paul Fortkamp, a Fort Recovery, Ohio farmer was the first customer to receive the new Magnum 180 tractor with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology.