Curtain Rises on New Generation Clean Diesel Engines and Equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Convention

    Curtain Rises on New Generation Clean Diesel Engines and Equipment at
                       CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Convention

"Near-zero emissions and improved efficiency mark a key chapter in the clean
diesel story." -Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2014

LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most advanced and
efficient clean diesel equipment and technology for construction, industrial
and farm use is being unveiled to the public for the first time at the
international CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 convention.

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More than 120,000 visitors and 2,400 exhibitors are expected to attend the
five-day event, which begins Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center,
according to CONEXPO-CON/AGG officials.

Because a majority of all construction and agricultural equipment is
diesel-powered, this new generation of clean diesel technology 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.

"In 2004, EPA challenged diesel engine and equipment makers to virtually
eliminate emissions from a wide range of diesel engines used in construction,
farm and industrial applications," Schaeffer said. "Beginning in 2008,
manufacturers responded with increasingly low-emissions technology leading up
to the 2014 Tier 4 standards.

"What we're seeing here this week is the unveiling of the newest clean diesel
technology for the iconic workhorses of every construction project - wheel
loaders, backhoes, excavators and bulldozers - in many shapes and sizes that
are able to work in the smallest spaces or move the heaviest loads of
material. These are the bread and butter of the construction industry, and
now these machines are more than 90 percent lower in emissions than a decade
ago," Schaeffer said.

New Diesel Technology Reduces Emissions & Increases Efficiency Of Wide
Selection of Equipment
"There are two things that make this 2014 so-called Tier 4 accomplishment
especially significant. First, the fact that manufacturers were able to meet
this challenge over such a wide range of diverse size and types of
construction equipment is truly a remarkable achievement. Second, the
manufacturers were able to do it while also making these machines more
efficient and productive for their customers. Reducing fuel costs, lowering
emissions and improving productivity are key considerations for any
contractor."

Schaeffer said manufacturers have met the emissions challenge by using a
variety of innovative engineering strategies to deliver near- zero emissions
of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions across this wide range of
equipment. Particulate filters, exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation
catalysts, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and many in-engine strategies
are being deployed in varying combinations.

"With the increasing demands for green construction practices on
infrastructure and public works projects, these new machines will be an
essential asset for contractors looking to win these important bids,"
Schaeffer said. "Smaller machines and engines met many of these clean diesel
standards last year, while the largest engines used in locomotive and marine
applications are required to reduce emissions by over 90 percent in 2015.

"It's also interesting to see how the new clean diesel technology platform is
the foundation for new hybrid powertrains now being introduced in some
excavators, bulldozers and wheel loaders. The combination of the most energy
efficient clean diesel engine with hybrid technology will be an irresistible
combination for some contractors."

Several Manufacturers are Leaders in Advanced Technology
"The best examples of the new generation of clean diesel engines and equipment
– come from the leaders in the industry- companies like Caterpillar, Cummins,
Bosch, Deere, Volvo, Johnson Matthey, Navistar, Mack Trucks, Tognum/MTU Onsite
Energy, Case New Holland, Yanmar, FPT Industrial and Isuzu. They are
producing technologies that best meet the growing demands of their customers
and increasingly diverse societal demands for environmental performance."

In a series of video segments from the CONEXPO show floor, the Diesel
Technology Forum will be showcasing these technologies and interviews with
officials from the companies throughout the week on our website at
http://www.dieselforum.org/tier4.

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

  oBosch Rexroth
  oCase Construction Equipment
  oCaterpillar Inc.
  oCummins Inc.
  oDeere and Company
  oFPT Industrial
  oIsuzu Motors America LLC
  oJohnson Matthey
  oMack Trucks Inc.
  oMTU
  oNavistar
  oVolvo Construction Equipment
  oYanmar America Industrial Engines

ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM
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.

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Allen Schaeffer
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Contact:
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SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum

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