Benefits of Reduced Idling with Interim Tier 4 Diesels

Reasons include compliance, fuel economy, reduced wear and reduced frequency of active regeneration

Even though idling may be set for optimal performance for a particular machine, there can be  significant benefits to minimizing the idling time of Interim Tier 4-compliant equipment. An immediate and significant benefit of reduced idling time may very well be compliance with state or local laws limiting the duration of diesel engine idling.

Other potential benefits of reduced idling time include improved fuel economy, along with lower emissions and a decrease in both the hours and wear put on a vehicle/engine.

At John Deere, another reason we recommend avoiding excessive idling is that idling can shorten the interval before an active regeneration in which exhaust filter cleaning occurs.

John Deere offers technology solutions to help equipment owners and operators keep idling to a minimum. Many new John Deere machines have an auto-shutdown feature that can be set to turn the machine off after a certain idling duration. Also, John Deere dealers can provide details on how our JDLinkTM telematics system can enable you to monitor and optimize idle times throughout your equipment fleet, reducing downtime and increasing fleet-wide productivity.

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