This was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog March 3, 2011. You can view the original post here.
Interim Tier 4 has been a recurring theme over the last year and a half in construction equipment magazines, manufacturer Web sites and discussion boards. I’ll be part of an education session at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas where we’ll discuss how we’ve gotten to Interim Tier 4, as well as how future regulations are shaping up for both new models and existing machines. The “It’s Getting Easier Being Green” session will take place on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 a.m. as part of the Earthmoving & Site Development Track. Register for this and other sessions at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Web site.
What You’ll Learn at the Session
You’ll walk away with an understanding of what is driving environmental requirements and how you can help inform them. I’ll provide my take on what the recent announcements related to regulatory delays mean for the short and long term. But that’s just part of the story. Mark Cherney, Staff Engineer at the John Deere Dubuque Works, will explain how evolving regulations and other impacts are driving the development of hybrid technologies. Mark will share how they can improve not only your environmental performance but also your productivity. Liz Quinn, John Deere Product Marketing Manager, will explain the role telematics can play in operating and maintaining new IT4 machines efficiently and effectively as well as how they can help you comply with local air-quality regulations. Finally, Joe Mastanduno, host of John Deere’s Fleet Talk video series, will moderate a question and answer session to round out the program.
If you can’t make CONEXPEO/CON-AGG this year, be sure to take a look at our emissions courses available through John Deere University. The first emissions course is free of charge and a great way to establish a foundation of knowledge around this dynamic topic.
Looking for more info or have a comment on emissions regulations, hybrid technologies or telematics? Take a minute to comment. See you in Las Vegas.