In a reversal of its previous stance, John Deere noted that, from 2014 on, it will be using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to help its machines meet stage 4 emission regulations, Farmers Guardian reported.
According to the news outlet, the company announced that it plans to use SCR in conjunction with its current Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. John Deere noted that this amalgamation will maintain particulate matter levels that were established by stage 3b regulations and could reduce the nitrogen oxide levels by 80 percent.
"Exhaustive research and testing has determined an SCR system integrated with our stage 3b engine platform will be the best solution to achieve stage 4 emissions compliance," John Piasecki, director of worldwide marketing, sales and customer support for John Deere Power Systems, said in a statement.
This will help people who have used John Deere equipment, as it allows owners to use less Diesel Exhaust Fluid in normal operations.
Off-Highway reported that there will be fluid economy and performance benefits due to the merger of the two systems, and the emissions reduction capabilities are a result of a more efficient design.