John Deere has announced the continuation of its planned building-block approach that would allow it to meet the United States Final Tier 4 emissions regulations, according to a company release.
The release noted that the company developed the Integrated Emissions Control system, which helped to optimize the performance of the engine and reduce its emissions, helping John Deere equipment meet the ever-changing regulations that are put forth.
"At John Deere, we continue to offer the right combination of technologies at the right time to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations and customer needs," said John Piasecki, director of worldwide marketing, sales and customer support for John Deere Power Systems. "Exhaustive research and testing determined that an application-specific SCR system that is well integrated with our proven Interim Tier 4/Stage III B engine platform will be the best solution to achieve Final Tier 4/Stage IV emissions compliance while delivering the power, performance, ease of operation, fluid efficiency, reliability and economical operating cost that our customers expect from John Deere."
The company has always looked to innovation to meet the challenges that are posed by the volatile agriculture industry. The standards are enacted to help limit emissions by vehicles.
According to Diesel Net, the Tier 4 standards will be phased in until 2015, and require that emissions of PM and NOx are reduced by 90 percent. Control technologies are necessary to reach this goal.