News Feed Item

Leading Manufacturers Outline Major Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology at CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 Convention

New Diesel Construction & Farm Equipment Has Near Zero Emissions With Added Benefit of Increased Efficiency

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Developing and manufacturing the most advanced clean diesel technology to meet 2014 EPA standards for construction, industrial and farm equipment was a complex and challenging process, according to several leading manufacturers exhibiting at the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week.

The end result has been advanced diesel engines and equipment in several hundred different off-road machines – from massive bulldozers to farm tractors to lawn mowers - that have near zero emissions under EPA's Tier 4 Final standards which became mandatory this year.  In addition, the diesel manufacturers were able to achieve the lower emission standards while also improving engine efficiency.

"Above all else this is about cleaner air and making more efficient machines which is greater for everybody," said Brad Stemper, the Solutions Brand Marketing Manager for CASE Construction Equipment.

More than 125,000 visitors and 2,400 exhibitors are attending the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention which began Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The vast array of construction, farm and industrial equipment being exhibited covers 2.3 million square feet.

"This is the Tier 4 Final coming out party," said Mike Osenga, the President of Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications.  "You're seeing all kinds of different ways to get to Tier 4 Final, all different kinds of technologies, all different sorts of engine configurations. I think it's safe to say that CONEXPO this year really is the debut of Tier 4 Final in the North American market."

Video Series Highlights New Equipment Unveiled At CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 & Manufacturer Comments On Reaching Tier 4 Final Standards

The Diesel Technology Forum has produced a video which includes interviews with leading industry manufacturers who discuss some of the challenges industry overcame to reach the Tier 4 Final standards.


The video includes brief interviews with:

  • Mike Osenga, President, Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications
  • Tudor Van Hampton, Deputy Editor & Equipment Editor, Engineering News-Record
  • Scott Woodruff, Director of Industrial Sales, MTU America Inc.
  • Doug Mihelick, Technical Sales Manager, Engine Division, Caterpillar
  • Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President of Engineering, Cummins Engine Business
  • Andrew Kahler, Product Marketing Manager, John Deere Worldwide
  • Brad Stemper, Solutions Brand Marketing Manager, CASE Construction Equipment

The Forum will be showcasing these technologies and interviews with officials from the companies in a series of videos throughout the week on our website at http://www.dieselforum.org/tier4.

Achieving EPA's Tier 4 Final Standards Was Complex Due To The Wide Variety of Engines Covered Under New Regulations

Because a majority of all construction and agricultural equipment is diesel-powered, this new generation of Tier 4 final clean diesel technology being unveiled at the convention will power the future of these two vital sectors of the economy, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

Achieving Tier 4 Final standards was especially challenging because of the wide array of engines and equipment covered under the regulations.

"We have probably 300 different machine models we have to deal with," said Doug Mihelick, the Technical Sales Manager for the Engine Division at Caterpillar.  "But when we talk about delivering industrial engines to the industrial engine market there could be another 500 or 600 different applications in the industrial engine business that we need to satisfy, work with, help the OEM install those engines in their products, and so this has reached out to many, many different industries in North America."

"Tier 4 to us not just an emissions standard but rather a motivation to improve the technology, improve the value of our engines that they bring to customers, not just emissions but also fuel economy, features of the engine, performance of the engine to really improve upon our portfolio," said Scott Woodruff, the Director of Industrial Sales for MTU America Inc.

For additional information about the CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibits and equipment go to the following company websites:


The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology, and working with policymakers and other stakeholders on common solutions.  Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology.  For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean diesel technology, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @DieselTechForum, or YouTube @DieselTechForum and connect with us on LinkedIn

(View this press release online here.)

Steve Hansen
[email protected]
301-668-7230 (o)

Onsite Contact: Ezra Finkin (202) 320-3835 [email protected]

Diesel Technology Forum Logo.

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PbFQg8epXRE
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO

SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 

WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, will discuss the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docke...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Coalfire will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, health...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, will contrast how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable pipe...