Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) recommends phasing in the cleaner, Tier 4 equipment as soon as practical, and points out a number of states and local metropolitan areas offer monetary incentives for the purchase of new model low-emission off-road equipment or for retrofits of existing equipment. AED points to the Texas Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants Program as an example. This program is for nonroad equipment powered by an engine 25 hp or greater.
Phasing in the cleaner equipment demonstrates buy-in to Tier 4 emission controls, says AED, "and the commitment of your business to clean the air in your community." Moreover, AED says customers can try out the new equipment at their next jobsite and attract new rental business.
AED's "Tier 4 Regulation Handbook," a roadmap to navigating the EPA's new diesel rules, is available for purchase through its website (www.aednet.org). AED dealer members can receive one free copy if they request it before March 1.